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Friday, July 9, 2010

fridays with asa: all's well that ends well.

hello, friends!
you may recall my recent lament over the retirement of my dear nuzzle nest.  how would i, having been utterly devoted to my nuzzle nest for so many years, be able to find an adequate replacement?  i was cognizant of the fact that my search for a new bed would be an interminable journey.   thankfully, many of you intervened and offered most helpful comments, and for the past few weeks, i have been entertaining your suggestions about suitable new beds.  many a late night has been spent laboriously looking over pictures and reviews and product specifications.  then one fateful evening, as my eye lids drooped in fatigue and my vision proceeded to glaze over, i suddenly beheld the most heavenly sight on my computer screen.  my dream had come to fruition; i had finally located you, deluxe slumber ball, my pleasingly plump cloud of pure softness!

though the hour was late, i immediately awoke my slumbering mom who somewhat begrudgingly followed me to the computer.  my eyes were aglow as i recounted the miraculous discovery and pleaded my case.  i was exceedingly confident that i had rendered my former nuzzle nest proud.  my mom nodded in sleepy comprehension, and the order was arranged.  alas, i was required to bide for an entire week as the deluxe slumber ball traveled to my abode.  seconds seemed like hours, and hours seemed like days.  i languished before the computer as i repeatedly entered my delivery tracking number only to have the words "in transit" emblazon themselves across my computer screen like a mocking feline.  but, lo!  as yesterday evening approached, a familiar white delivery truck motored up the street to my house.  a young man procured an enormous package from the vehicle and strode to my front door.  mom accepted the package and turned to me with a contented smile upon her visage.  my deluxe slumber ball had finally arrived, and i, asa, could not have been more delighted!  we carefully extracted my pristine new bed from the box and placed it upon the living room floor.  a thorough sniff ensued, and i arranged myself atop the downy slumber ball.  as i drifted off to sleep, a sigh of happiness escaped from my lips, and i thought to myself, "yes, this will do quite nicely indeed!"

the inaugural run
mom allowed me to select the 38 inch model.  acreage galore!
fancy that!  it also makes an ideal place to chew on my bone.


CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Oh Asa!!! You look lovely in your slumber ball!

I keep meaning to post pics of all of Mabel Lou's beds for you!

So glad you got the bed of your dreams!

JD and Max said...

Hi Asa, goodness, you are patient indeed! We're not sure we could have waited - we might have perished from the anticipation!

Now THAT is what we call a snuggle ball! You look SOOOO comfy atop the softness of it and how delightful that your mom let you order the large model, we're convinced there would be room for two little schnauzers to climb up there to join you for a small snooze! Ahh, just think how comfy we could all be!!

Asa - you look so happy, we're delighted you have a wonderful new snuggle ball!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

little princess Luna~ said...

asi asi--i loves your new bed~!! im gonna tells my mum to get me something like that soon~! :D
and what better way to show it off than at my slumber pawty (jul. 23)~!? i hope you and bookie can make it~!! :)


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh! My ASA ... that's a huge slumber bed. it squeezes you in or hug you in, COOL! You sure ready for Princess Luna's Slumber Party. See You There. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Remington said...

WOWZERS! Now THAT is nice!

Minna Krebs said...

Oh my dogness...that is divine!

I have read abouts da Slumber Ball, but have not seen one in action.

It looks so comfy, I am getting sleepy just looking at you.

Sweet Dreams,

3 doxies said...

OMD...dat bes pure heaven on earth. You do know dat would be just perfect fur doxies dat likes to burrow and haves tons of you noticed today. I haves to be covered!!!!!!!!!
Asa, you look so very comfy in dat ball of bliss, I just hopes you don't haves to shares it with your mum since I suggested you haves her bed...hehehehehe.

BRUTUS said...

Hey Asa! Who know you were such an eloquent writer? So glad to hear you are no longer pining for a new bed, but have found one glorious enough to replace the nuzzle nest. You look smashing all snuggled in there, I must admit I'm a teensy bit jealous (and I'm not much of a dog bed guy, I prefer the humans' bed). I think I would love sinking into the deluxe snuggle ball - that one would be big enough for me AND Carmen together!

Brutus the Frenchie

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hey, mocking feline, why we never...well ok, we guess it is pretty accurate actually!

And we are go glad you found a great bed - we have seen that one before and think it looks super comfy (our mom even wants a human sized one!) It is on our list of things we would love to have - it looks so comfy!

And you look like you really like it, which is great! It is so hard to part with a favorite old bed, so we are glad you found one that you are happy and comfortable in!!

Emma Rose said...

That looks heavenly! And it looks like there's room for the whole family:) But I bet you don't really want to share it after waiting so long to get it!

Emma Rose

George the Lad said...

That looks comfortable, I can see your happy with it, do you find it hard to get up in the mornings:)
See Yea George xxx

sprinkles said...

That looks very snuggly, indeed! It looks big enough that I could snuggle on it with both of my little chi's and maybe even have a little room left over!

My chi's are small so they usually sleep in my bed. They have their own bed but it's filled with toys so they never lay in it, even after they've dragged all the toys out.

The Teacher's Pets said...

Such luxury! Such comfort! You are one lucky man, Mr. Booker! I'm glad Daisy hasn't read this post yet or else I'd be out shopping for a bed exactly like yours! She has plenty of doggie beds but I'm sure she'd welcome a new one anytime!

scotsmad said...

Great Choice, Asa! You look VERY comfortable.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Anonymous said...

What?!! You got the DELUXE SLUMBER BALL?!!

Wow Asa... bet you get lots of new furiends!

Maggie Mae said...

Yowsa Asa!!

That is some bed. I am sure you will enjoy it. Bring it to Luna's slumber pawty so we can all test it out!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

houndstooth said...

I am so glad that you found a suitable replacement! A princess's bed is something that must be taken very seriously. It looks like you found one that was not only fashionable, but very comfortable and luxurious as well!


Ina in Alaska said...

Dear Asa, that nest looks very comfy! In fact I think I will order one for your glamorous cousin, Halle! She needs a very cushy bed. BTW, it looks like you are modelling the bed in the link!!! Happy weekend, sweet Asa, Love Auntie Ina xoxox

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

OMD, that bed looks like a cuddly DREAM!


Ms. ~K said...

Wrooo wrooo Asa!
I've got my jammies and toothbrush packed and I'm on my way for a spend the night party...scoot over Girlfriend!
See you soon,

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Does that look khomfy khomfy khomfy!


Zona said...

That looks heavenly, Miss Asa!!!!!!!! So glad you have a cozy nest again!


Zona said...

Miss Asa! I just went to look at that website and that doggie in the sales add looks like a relative of yours! Did that influence your bed purchasing decision?


Daisy said...

Thanks for visiting me! You have good taste in beds, because that one looks super-duper comfy. I hope you have a squillion days and nights of relaxation in your new bed!

rottrover said...

Oh Asa!! What a lucky girl you are!

Two Pitties in the City said...

That looks like the most amazing bed! Miss M's friend had a bed like that and she brought it over when she stayed with us for the weekend. Miss M took over the bed, and we didn't see her the entire weekend because all she would do was lay in that bed.

Frankie Furter said...

Asa, you deserve the very best, and this time I think you got it fur SURE!!! That is grrreat!!!
I am soooooo happy for you!!! Are you going to let Booker take at least one teenie tiny nap on it??

Lola said...

I am so glad that this story had a happy ending. You look so comfy and very natural in your Deluxe Slumber Ball. I've never tried one. I usually favor the glat kind I can stretch out on, but maybe I've been missing out.

The doggy model on the website looks like she could be your sister, Asa. Your own pictures are the best, though.

wags, Lola

mayziegal said...

Yippee, Asa! I'm so very much glad you were able to find a Most Suitable (and comfy) replacement for your old dear bed. Do you share it with your brudder Booker Man?

Wiggles & Wags,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Assa!
Sure it worth to wait for it, right?
Your slumber ball is pawesome!
It looks very comfy!
Happy Saturday!
Kisses and hugs

rottrover said...

Asa, I noticed the same thing as Lola. Are you modeling for Dr.s Foster and Smith??

central bark designs said...

I'm putting that one my wish list - right after I get the cooling bed you told me about.

Sagira said...

Wow, now that is a nice and comfy bed!

Life With 5 Dogs said...

What a Lovely Bed! It looks very comfortable, great place to have a bone. We use to have one Slumber ball, but some foster doggy that stayed with us dug a hole all the way to china, right through the thing! Oh well. Enjoy your new bed.
Your Friends

Oskar said...

What a taxing story! I'm so glad it had a happy ending!

I don't know why I'm wasn't following your blog before, but I am now.

Thanks so much for advertising my game on your blog!!!

The Thundering Herd said...

Wow - I am not sure if you found a fluffy enough bed.

Bella the Westie said...

What a terrific bed, I want one!

Love from Bell.

Life With Dogs said...

Monday is here - any chance you can make room for one more? If so I'm calling in sick! :)

Ruby and Penny said...

What a lovely, soft looking new bed. Sweet dreams Asa.
Love Ruby & Penny

Bailey said...

That looks like a puffy cloud from the sky! You are indeed a lucky dog!

Sweet dreams!

sprinkles said...

I gave you some bloggy loves, please stop by my blog to pick up your award!

I don't think Shiver would share the bed either! Sorry if this double posts.

Dory and the Mama said...

Oh Asa....that bed looks pawesome!!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

K9friend said...

Plush and cushy to perfection! Have a wonderful sleep in your perfect bed!


Mr. Pip said...

Hi - just popping over from Luna's pawty to say I LOVE your tie!

Hope we can be friends!

Your pal, Pip

Nubbin' Tails said...

You could not be cuter if you tried! We love your slumber ball. We might have to talk to mom about that.


Mr. Nubbin'

road-dog-tales said...

Kayla has one of these and she loves it! Efurrybody else tries to steal it from her, too! It's so yummylicious!
The Road Dogs

Inky and Molly said...

That sleeping cloud looks divine. Is it like a giant bean bag?