Mates, I had a great time this weekend at the Dogs With Blogs Wine and Cheese Paw-ty. I don't know what was better: talking to all of my old friends or making so many new ones. Mum and I are still recovering, but we plan to vist our new friends blogs real soon. In the meantime, I found out that there is a special beer made just for dogs! I hope it becomes available in Australia soon!
G’day Pals, I’ve been pretty busy, since I’ve gone to stay with the Figgs, while waiting for my mum to return from the Middle East. Although my life has become pretty routine, it’s never dull. When I’m not surfing at Bell’s Beach or Torquay, I spend most of my day in the yard with the Figgs’ 4 Cairn terriers. Keeping them in line all day is pretty exhausting! My favorite Cairn is Judah because he likes to play. Right now, our favorite game is tug-o-war. Everyone in the house thinks we’re very funny because we both growl very loudly when we are pulling on a toy! So far we’ve only broken one toy, but we will try to do better and break lots more. Judah is getting older and he is pretty worn out, by the end of the day. I think he’s having a birthday paw-tay this week when he turns 8 and his mum Zorah is nearly 15! I used to sleep on Billy’s bed everynight, but now I’ve made a switcheroo and I sleep on Ellen’s bed because she has been taking me for a run every night along the local creek! Given that Ellen is a teenager with a busy social life, it’s really nice of her to spend so much time with me. When we walk everyone stops to ask Ellen what kind of a dog I am. I always have a good bark about this because it’s so funny and I love being the center of attention on my walks! I moved to Melbourne from Brisbane because there aren’t many Fox Terriers in Australia. With all of this activity, I try to sleep in most mornings. Now that it is fall, I will probably stop surfing soon and the mornings are a lot cooler. Mandy, always has to get me out from under Ellen’s doona (comforter) now for my morning pee, but afterward I run straight back to bed and hide under the covers for another hour or so, until the kids go to school, then I start my work day on guard dog duty!
G'day Mates, FuFu wanted to know how many Asta's there are. There are currently 2 in my Blogosphere, but I know from your e-mail that there are many more. I hope they will all drop in for a visit, but at the moment there's me and another Asta I talk to all the time and she lives in New York. In order to distinguish myself I sometimes use my full name: Asta La Vista, Baby or refer to myself as Asta down under and to urbanista Asta in NYC as Asta up over. I like to jump in my little pool and splash around, roll in the mud, and dig holes in the ground and bury my pig ears - I'm hoping to be an archaeologist like my mum. Asta up over is more cultured. She likes to play the piano and speaks many languages, and she has just decided to become a surgeon! But despite our different interests we are mischief loving WFT's. There is a link to her web site below. We are both named for the WFT called Asta in the Thin Man movie series, and I both of our humans like to drink martini's - just like Nick and Nora in the Thin Man. I don't drink because I'm the designated driver, but mum wants to teach me how to mix a martini - shaken, not stirred, of course.
Mates, The drop bears have also been a big problem here in recent days. I haven't said much because I know Billy has been worried that they would leave Australia and head toward Canada. The Bunyip's haven't caused as much trouble because they stay in their Billabong's mates, and with the drought here in Melbourne, they just haven't been around. I know they may look like cute lil' koalas, but look at the teeth on this beauty, Crikey!
G’day Mates, Sorry I’ve been out of touch. Crikey! I can't believe it's been 2 whole weeks since I've made a proper post. Life is really full on for me. As you know, I’m staying with my mum’s friends until she gets home in July, and I really miss her. My normal household is usually just 2 people, so it’s really easy to let mum and dad know that I’m the boss. Now, I’m in a house with 2 adults, 2 teenagers, and 4 cairn terriers. Keeping everyone in line has been a full-time job! Sometimes they just don’t understand that wherever I go, I’m used to being in charge. So, I have to put all of these folks in their place, let the other doggies know that I'm the alpha, and guard the house! I’ve always been a pretty active little gal as you can see in this baby picture of me playing with Benny. Crikey! He's got the same colors, but those aren't terrier ears. Lately, I’ve been getting out and taking lots of long walks with Ellen and Billy, and I've been splashing around in my pool a lot because summer is almost over here. So, it's been working, walking, splashing, and taking charge!
I have a new guestbook at the top of the page and it needs YOU! My mom is still moving her blog from Yahoo to Blogger, but she has some time to help me out! My Pal, Asta in New York also has a new guest book and it needs more of her doggie friends to sign too!
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.