Today was the Grand Final: that's the Aus Footy equivalent of the Super Bowl, except tickets are a lot cheaper, but our team was out weeks ago - in fact, we came in next to last. Still, this was the fiwst time a Victorian team has gone to the finals since my pawents moved hewe. So, instead of taking me fow my usual 2 houwr walk to the dog pawk, mum went acwoss the stweet wif dad to the pub to watch the Geelong Cats crush the Port Adelaide team by mowe than 100 points. They dwank a bottle of champagne to celebwate a Vicky team winning - any excuse to dwink! So, Melbourne is full of Cat people this weekend. Meanwhile, I laid low and waited fow mum and dad to come back. I guess I'll get my usual walk tomowow.
I just woke up after pawtying hard wif Asta and all my pals.
What a day ow 2 days, maybe it went fow 3!
It stawted when Ruby picked me up in her jet fow the long flight to New Yowk. Things got weally interesting after she picked up Jackson in the UK. That Indian blanket was pwetty good fow snuggling under - He He He. Jackson, he got some heap big wampum thewe!
I think Jax was pwetty tiwed by the time we weached the wanch, so I did lots of sqwawe dancing wif Bussie and Asta up over and Stanley.
Then thewe was the aftew pawty.Melbouwne will nevew seem the same now that I've tasted life in the big city!
Whoops, I almost fowgot my cowgirl boots. Ruby picked me and all the pals up fow the long flight to NYC.
What a gweat Bar B Q. There's nothing us Aussies love more than a good bar b que, except a pawty. My thin twin Asta up over is now all gwon up and can she pawty.
Jackson gave me the fiwst dance - he looked so dashing in his heap big chief costume. And, we had tons of food - she even supplied guacamole & mawgarwitas. And thewe is still the aftew pawty to look foward to.
I'm getting weady for Asta up over's pawty. I know it's still early, but it's a long wide to New York - the Big Apple - I'm sooo excited! I just have to find my shoes. I'm also bwinging some pig eawrs fow the long dwive wif Ruby.
Stanley picked me and my mates up in his Pawty Bus to go to Penny & Lola's Disco Pawty. Stanley's a real smooth opewatow. You should have seen him on the dance floor. How he had all of that enewgy after dwiving to Austwalia, Asia, and all over America, I don't know! As you can see I am all blinged up. I had a gweat time dancing wif all of my fwiends!
Now I have to get weady for Asta up over's Bawkday Pawty!
Dad took me to see Sarah my gwoomer to get all pwetty for the big round of weekend pawties I'm invited to. I soooooo excited! Mum and Dad took a bweak and went on a tour of 4 wineries in the Yarra valley. The Yarra valley is bootiful and just 1 hour away. This photo was taken at the Domain-Chandon winery - that's mum's favowite. Today I got a bweak fwom being the designated dwiver. This is my gwoomer Sarah, who makes me look bootiful evwy 6 weeks! Now I'm weady to Paw-tay!
Sowy I've been MIA fow a while. Mum has been working evwy night till almost 2 am. She has lots of students and they keep giving hew papews to wead. I know I could do a bettew and fastew job of mawking them. Asta up over says just to chew them up, but I think mawking them would be fun too!
Meanwhile, I've become awawre of a sewious pwoblem in Austwalia. They are twying to keep dogs out of Austwalia. Thewes a dogg called Snoopy and they won't let him come hewe. They say he's a cwiminal. I'm not suwe what that is, but mum says that it used to be a requiwement for moving to Austwailia. This is so confusing! I'm suwe Snoopy could be rehabilitated if he just had some help fwom the Dog Whispewer, then went thwough quawentine. Snoopy wants to live in Melbouwne like me and my mum. I figuwe if they let mum into Austwalia, they can let Snoopy in too! You can vote fow getting Snoopy out of the dogg house and into Austwalia at: http://www.mtv.com.au/snoop/
I'm planning to spend my weekend getting weady fow Asta up over's Paw-ty and will post again soon!
Mum has been working late evwy night weading her students work. So, I need to get my pals to pway wif me a little. I’ve been tagged by Gussie to pway Scattergowies. I’m tagging Agatha and Archie, Girl Girl, Hammer, and Toby. I think I'll tag Koobie, too! Here are the rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions. They must be real places, names, things ... nothing made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it. You CAN'T use your own name for the boy/girl name question. My name: ASTA 1. Famous Singer: Al Jolson 2. Four letter word: Asss 3. Street: Avenue of the Stars (Century City, California) 4. Colour: Aqua 5. Gifts/Presents: Antiques 6. Vehicle: Aston Martin DB 5 (told you mum is a Bond fan) 7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Animal Keychains 8. Boy Name: Alden (my mum’s dad’s name) 9. Girl Name: Anne (my mum’s mum’s name) 10. Movie Title: After the Thin Man (of course) 11. Drink: Absinthe - It’s legal in Australia or Absolut Citron - Shaken, not stirred 12. Occupation: Archaeologist - what my mum does! 13. Celebrity: Audrey Hepburn 14. Magazine: Archaeology (published by the Archaeological Institute of America!) 15. U.S. City: Anaheim - where my dad is fwom 16. Pro Sports: Australian Rules Football (Go the Blues!) 17. Fruit: Apricot 18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Attitude 19. Something You Throw Away: Advertising 20. Things You Shout: Ahhhhwooooooooooooo! 21. Cartoon Character: Astro Boy
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.