Some of you asked me about what kind of welcome home pawty we are planning for mum. She's going to be pretty tired from the 20 hour flight and the 10 hour stopover in Bangkok, so we're just doing something simple. Something else that I haven't told you about me is that we live across the street from a pub - the Brandon. Dad likes this aspect of Australia a lot and mum says it's like having our own pwivate beer tap. Mum and dad met the Figgs here. So the Figgs are bwinging me home on July 20 and we're all going to the pub to celebwate! Mum will be packing next weekend, so she won't be helping me post, but she may have time to help me visit some of my pals. In the meantime you can read some more about me: 1. Your age? 2 1/2 years 2. Your age when came to live with your people? 2 months 3. What color is the collar you’re wearing right now? Blue for the Carlton Blues, my favorite footy team 4. Who is your favorite person other than the people you live with? The Figgs who are taking care of me till mum comes home 5. How much do you weigh? 8 kgs 6. Most expensive thing you’ve ever chewed up? My mum’s 1 gig memory stick 7. Do you like other Dogs? Yes 8. Who is your best non-human friend? Asta up over & close to home, I play with Judah 9. Squeaky Toys or Tennis Balls? Tennis Balls! 10. Do you like to be brushed? No 11. Peanut Butter or Cheese? Cheese! Some Gruyere & a nice chianti 12. Do your people cut your toenails? The Groomer does it 13. Any formal education? Puppy pre-school 14. Couch potato or Energizer Bunny? I’m a Fox Terrier, draw your own conclusions 15. Five nicknames your people call you. Asta No, P-Asta, Pain in the Asta, Girly Girl, Asta Baby, 16. What is your best trick? I can roll over 17. Do you like kitties? They’re delish! 18. What did you have for breakfast? Chicken necks 19. Can you hunt (aka have you ever killed anything living)? I shake my rope toy till its dead. 20. When & why was the last time you went to the V.E.T.? About 2 months ago for vaccinations 21. Where do you sleep at night? In between mum & dad or in Ellen Figg’s bed 22. Do you like to swim? I love to swim! Check out my surf cam! 23. Can you make puppies? Make them do what? 24. Your favorite place to visit? The Park 25. Do you give kisses? Smoochie kisses to Asta and Jackson! 26. Can you potty on command? Yes, when they say “ hurry up” I pee and then I go to my treat jar & wait for my tweat 27. To Cuz or not to Cuz? Cuz & Kongs Bore me, I like rope toys & pig ears
I was born in Brisbane on Nov. 23, 2004 to a litter of two at Quinvale Kennels, and I was flown to my home in Melbourne in late January 2005. There aren't many WFT's in Australia and my humans, Louise & Brian, were on a waiting list for about 9 months to get me. Brian says that when you wait 9 months for a baby, it's usually less furry. Being cute let's me get away with a lot and being a wirehaired fox terrier means I always try. Sometimes I have trouble understanding my humans' funny American accents, but watching a lot of American TV shows with Louise helps. Louise is an archaeologist and that means she travels a lot, so I sometimes have to stay with my friends, the Figgs. When she's here, it's great because we go for long walks or runs every day! There are not many of us WFT's in Australia and I'm always confused with airedale's and schnauzer's. Most people also get my name wrong, calling me Esther, Astro, or Astra. Those few who have seen the Thin Man, however, know it's ASTA.