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Friday, May 21, 2010

fridays with asa: celebrating my 6th day of acquirement!

hello furry friends!
today is a very special day for me, asa.  on this very day 6 years ago, my mom and dad brought me home!  i can think of no day more momentous than this.  i am filled with immense gratitude that the good Lord has bestowed upon me the most wonderful parents.  i reflect upon the last 6 years of my life, and i am flooded with memories of joy, comfort, love, and adventure.
every year when my family and i fete my day of acquirement, we reminisce on the occasion by reviewing pictures of when i first arrived at my forever abode.  i thought that all of you might enjoy seeing some of these pictures as well.  you will have to excuse the quality of some of these photographs as they are copies.

 enjoying my new bone on the couch

slinking off of the couch and under the coffee table to get to mom

 my first bathing experience

relaxing under the coffee table, which is one of my favorite locations

i believe my eyes reveal how much i adore my new family!

one of my signature poses
(interestingly enough, if you enlarge this picture, you will see my incision on my back from my first lump removal 6 years ago.  it seems everything has come full circle!)

slumbering with my bone on the couch

my dad introducing me to the couch cave.

sleeping in with mom on a saturday morning and enjoying the perks of a glorious bed

now what better way to celebrate my day of acquirement than with an award!  it just so happens that three wonderful comrades of mine and my little brother booker have very kindly given us the versatile blogger award!

booker and i are honored that you would nominate us.  from the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank our beautiful boxer friend maggie mae, who is a very talented jumper; our yellow labrador friends ginger and buddy, who are full of zeal and wisdom; and our sweet little chi mix friend princess luna, who gives excellent fashion advice.  your generosity does not go unnoticed!
with this award, booker and i have been instructed to share seven tidbits about ourselves.  booker suggested that i go ahead and share all seven of the items since he has already done this on a few separate occasions.  (have i mentioned what a selfless little brother i have?)

1.  i am a food connoisseur who can detect scrumptious items anywhere 
     and everywhere.  i have been known to retrieve delectables from the 
     counter when my mom and dad are attending to other issues.
2.  my favorite places to nap are under the coffee table, on the ottoman, 
     or on my parents' bed.
3.  i like to sing along with the harmonica.
4.  i simply adore sunning myself.
5.  tending to my dad's garden is one of my important tasks.
6.  i enjoy going on car rides, especially when the destination is sonic.  
     sometimes, the sonic car hop will reward me with a hot dog.
7.  one of my favorite past times is writing haiku, and i shall share one 
     with you now.
he who loves a dog
has earned a most loyal friend
the bond shall not break.

finally, booker and i were instructed to pass this award on to 15 of our fellow friends.  now we find it quite a conundrum to single out only 15 of our dear friends.  therefore, we have elected to give this award to all of our special friends.  we are immensely thankful for your friendship and  gladly anticipate numerous more years of continued comraderie.  thank you for your solidarity!
good day!

addendum:  the stitches on my front leg shall be removed tomorrow!


Aksharaa said...

Congratulations Asa on your Special Day. we loved your pictures very are so right, your eyes say it all.
it felt very nice to know those special things about the special girl that you are.

we love you,
wags, Buddy and Ginger

Samantha said...

Congrats to you Asa on your 6th Gotcha Day!!! Love those pix of you on the day you came HOME!!! Love that pic of you yawning! And congrats on that wonderful award - you MUST have your peeps make a video of you singing with the harmonica - I'd love to see that! Congrats again all around!
Hugs xoxoxo
Glad to hear about those stitches getting taken out! Yay!

Frankie Furter said...

Happy Gotcha Day ASA!! You are sooo lucky to have chosen such a grrrreat family.
Glad that your stitches will come out tomorrow. One more thingy to celebrate.
And... congratualtions on your award. LOVED the List!!!
Hope you have a hooooge Gotcha celebration. You deserve it.

little princess Luna~ said...

hoorah for you asakins (yes, ASAkins--hehe.)~!! im so glad you have had 6 wesome years with your family~! muma and i love your signature pose--very cute~! and as far as the tidbits--i love to sunbathe too~!! :D

we are glad you like the award--you're very welcome~!!!! you and bookie have a special place in my little heart and i just met you two--awwww. <3


Maggie Mae said...

Yay for your special day Asa!
I luvs all the pictures. You has beautiful eyes. :) Hi to The Booker Man!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Jake of Florida said...

We love that expression - day of acquirement! It has a very serious and forever ring to it.

So happy day of acquirement!! aka Gotcha Day!!

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Awww, what a sweet post, Asa. Happy 6th year of acquirement! Ciara loves to sleep under the coffee table too. So far she still fits:) None of us are too keen on the bath thing, but the foodies, car rides, sofa caves, and singing - those are right up our alley.

Congrats on your award and thanks for the wonderful list.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

scotsmad said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures with us. Looks like you trained your family quickly. They must be very intelligent.

Love the shot of you in the centre of the bed! That says it all.

Congrats on the award. You deserve it.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

sprinkles said...

Happy 6th Year of Acquirement! Thanks for sharing all the pictures with us.

Congrats on the award. I'm happy to hear you're getting your stitches out tomorrow. Hopefully you won't have to have anymore ever again!

houndstooth said...

Happy Sixth Anniversary of your Arrival!

Congratulations on the award! We're trying to decide how to dole that one out ourselves!


Lola said...

Happy sixth anniversary, Asa. It's so wonderful that you found the perfect, best humans for you in the whole world. And that you got yourself a pawsome little brother, too. I wish you many happy and healthy returns of the day.

wags, Lola

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Congrats on your special day, Asa! I'm so glad you and your family found each other!!


Two Pitties in the City said...

I love those photos. It's so funny to look back and see the initial pictures. You're still as adorable as ever!

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Sixth Celebration of bekhoming part of a furry special furamily!

Great signature pose BTW!

Khongrats on your pawesome award too!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Booker Man. Yah! What a Special Day for your big sis ASA. Happy Happy 6th. Great Day to remember indeed. Thanks for sharing your precious photos. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sallie said...

Awww. What cute photos. And what a special day!

Congrats on your award!


Ms. ~K said...

Happy, yappy Gotcha Day, Fur-ever Home Day!!!!
And congrats on great award!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Deborah said...

Happy Sixth Anniversary! Very cool that you celebrate it every year. Your pawrents must be pawesome!!!
Have a great weekend my dear friend!

Lorenza said...

Happy Gotcha Day!
Thanks for sharing those pictures!
I hope you had a great day!
Congratulations on your award!
Now, I know more interesting things about you!
Good luck at the Vet!
Kisses and hugs

3 doxies said...

Oh Goodness Asa...Happy Gotcha Day!!!! I wish you coulds have seen my goofy mum when her saw that pose of yours...her got all giggly and goofy. I hopes you get lots of good stuffs and such a "momentous" day.
I so glad you is feeling all kinds of had us scared. Oh and congrats on da wardie.
Hugs to da Bookmeister.

Bella the Westie said...

Happy home day, Asa!
what a very sweet post you have shared with us. thank you :)
You look so adorable in the couch cave!

Love, Bella.

Zona said...

Happy Homecoming Day, Asa!! You are so lucky to have such wonderful fur-ever two-leggers! Beds are the most fantastical things! My sister Phoenix would love your couch cave.


BRUTUS said...

So nice to learn more about you, Asa! Looks like a very happy 6 years, here's to many more!

Brutus the Frenchie

Ina in Alaska said...

Hello Miss Asa, we are so thankful you have been adopted into such a fine family! We enjoy learning of your activities! The traditional 6th anniversary pressie is either "candy, iron or wood". Maybe your mom and dad will give you a gift from one of these selections, maybe not human candy but you could eat a Vanilla Wafer!! We will each get one in honor of your anniversary!!

Love, Ginger, Toby, Jeter and Halle! xoxoxoxo

hero said...

Happy sixth anniversary, Asa!... and I share the same kind of signature post too... my hoomans called it the superman position... congrats on your award.

Licks, hero

K9friend said...

What wonderful "getting to know you" pictures! Thanks for sharing!


JD and Max said...

Hi Miss Asa - oooh, happy 6th gotcha day to you! We're so glad you found such a great furever home and then such a great little brother! We're also glad your brother likes to blog - we'd hate to think that we might not have got to know you, that would be terrible!! We loved seeing all these early photos of you, so adorable!!

Hey, thanks for your comments on our latest post, we know Alice will be so delighted to hear from you! Yes, you can send small gifts too - we only posted about sending czrds as we didn't want people to possibly be put off if they were only able to send a card. Everything is welcomed! Just bear in mind these children are in hospital often so the gifts need to be something small that can be easily washed or wiped down - a human stuffie (as it can be thrown into the washing machine!) some doggie stationery, that sort of thing!

Oooh, thank you SO much for saying you're going to send her something, we're so excited about that! Post Pals are a great organisation that has been set up JUST so people can send smiles to sick children, how brilliant is that?!

Big schnauzer snuggles to you all - JD and Max.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello asa its dennis the vizsla dog hay grate list and congratchoolayshuns on yore award!!! i just did that wun today too!!! ok bye

mayziegal said...

Hello Miss Asa! I'm sorry I'm so late getting to the pawty but mom has been gone all weekend long! Anyways, I'm wishing you a very very much Happy Gotcha Day! I know you feels very lucky to be part of your family and they prolly feel even more lucky than you do. You are a most beautiful girlie and you deserves a most beautiful life to match!

Wiggles & Wags,