Hello, friends of Asta. My name is Oscar and I've been Asta's neighbor for the last few years. And Asta getting her furprise has everything to do with me. I'm from Michigan and I moved to Melbourne about 10 years ago with my servant, K.O. My servant works with Asta's hooman, and sometimes when my hooman goes to the US, Asta and her servant feed me and care for me, which is what they live for. I've known Asta since she was a puppy, and we get on pretty well considering she's a dog. Last year, Asta's mum had to take me to the vampire vet for some blood tests and when we were at the vampire den, she saw a cat up for adoption. Obviously, this creature wasn't as wonderful and handsome as me, but Asta's hooman was gaga, claiming this hideous and scraggly mop of hair and bones was the spitting image of a cat she had 20 years ago back in California, so she took her home on a misguided impulse. She was obviously suffering delusions. Anyway, this pathetic animal had been given the embarrassing name of Big Mama Puss by the vampire's assistant, but Asta's mum had the good sense to rename her after her previous incarnation, Pussy Galore. Here are her paws and you will see the rest "soon."
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.