G'day Pals, I'm enjoying my summer, while dad slaves away to buy me pig eaws. I love my pool. I know some of you awe cold like poor Koobie. I wish you could all come down hewe and have a pool pawty wif me. The pool also serves a pwactical puwpose. I love water so much that I tip ovew my water dish, so this is too big to tip over. When I get a break from all of this fun, I'll tell you more about my furprise! Guess what Pals, I stopped swimming long enough to collect this award from Nessa, my Hovawart pal in Slovenia. The coolest thing is that Nessa made this award herself. I could never do that. I learned that Hovawart means "estate guard dog." Nessa's blog is really bootiful and it's bilingual. I want to encourage evwyone to visit sweet Nessa.
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.