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Friday, October 1, 2010

fridays with asa: a special day

i awoke this morning to beams of sunlight dancing through my mom and dad's bedroom window.  in that peaceful instant, i deemed that today would be a most glorious day.  after a drawn-out stretch, i inched up the bed to my mom's pillow and licked her on the cheek.  she slowly opened her eyes in a half awake squint and smiled at me.  taking my face in her hands, she planted a kiss on the top of my head and whispered, "happy 8th birthday, asa!" 
yes, today, i celebrate my 8th birthday.  while it is true that my mom and dad do not know the exact day in which i was born, they do know that i entered this world in october of 2002.  my mom decided, therefore, that my birthday would be celebrated every year on october 1st.
like most women, i enjoy an occasion to dress in my finest, and what better occasion than my birthday?  i elected to dress in my favorite paisley scarf, and while i may not be completely at ease with the camera, i deemed it appropriate for mom to photograph me.

shortly after our photography session, i partook of my breakfast, which was supplemented with a healthy dollop of yogurt and some sliced carrots for my birthday.  then mom informed me that she was going to bake me some of my favorite petits biscuits au fromage, or cheesy biscuits, as one would refer to them in english.

while i waited patiently for my petits biscuits to bake in the oven, i prepared for my hot air balloon excursion to paris with my handsome gentledog, brodie.  actually, it was to be a double date as my little brother booker and his sweet lady friend mayzie were attending also.
a few hours later, my mom removed my petits biscuits from the oven, and just as they had finished cooling, i caught a glimpse of brodie's stunning, multi-hued hot air balloon arriving from the west!

mom aided me in quickly packaging the petits biscuits so that i might share them, along with my favorite bottle of beaujolais, with brodie, booker, and mayzie on our balloon trip to paris.

at this precise moment, i am penning my words from the hot air balloon, which is equipped with the most advanced technology.  in all honesty, i am quite befuddled that a hot air balloon could even possess wireless internet capabilities, but i digress.  we are gently floating over the majestic atlantic ocean, sipping the beaujolais from fine crystal glasses and nibbling on the delicious petits biscuits.  the light breeze tickles my furs, and the sunshine illuminates my eyes.  paris shall be exquisite at this time of year, non?


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Now that is the way to celebrate your birthday!!! Happy Birthday, Asa - and we wish you many many more. Those bisucits look so tasty. Have lots of fun on your trip to Paris, but be sure to float back home - Mom will be missing you AND Booker.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy Happy 8th Pawday! WOW Delish Treat. Enjoy. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ann said...

Happy Birthday Asa Sounds like you have a fabulous celebration planned.

Ruby and Penny said...

Bonne Fête Asa! Enjoy your special day.
Love Ruby & Penny

MurphyDog said...

Happy Barkday Asa! You don't look a day over 3 and like that fine wine you are aging beautifully!

wags, wiggles & slobbers

Anonymous said...

Happy, happy birthday, Asa! (And thank you for letting me borrow your laptop up here in the balloon.) Isn't this the most wonderful birthday pressie you coulda ever, ever imagined? And these frog-mages biscuits are DEE-lish! Are they made with real frogs?

Okay, I gotta go cuddle with Booker all the way on the other side of the balloon.

Wiggles & Wags,

♥ Sallie said...

Yay! Happy Birthday! Woohoo!

Oh, And while you are flying around up there, be sure to keep an eye out for the Ghost Goat. I think she stole Alien.


3 doxies said...

Happy Birfday girlfuriend! I had no idea it was your birfday today! I so wished I had known....sigh!
Now dis has been on my mind furs a long you sures you from SC? I mean you don't haves an accent or nuttin. I bet ya'll don't even haves a couch on your front porch eithers. You mighty intelligent sounding to be's from around these parts...hehee!
Have a beautiful romantical time tonite and tells everybuddy hellos.


Remington said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Asa! I hope your day is filled with tons of treats and many, many hugs!

Ben said...

Happy Barkday!!
Wine, ballons, Paris and that lovely scarf - you are so bootiful.
Ben and the fellas

K-9 Katastrophe said...

My darling Asa! What a lovely time we are having in the hot air balloon! It is nearing land! I can see the Eiffle! We shall have the most wonderful time in Paris! Happy Birthday! You are so young, Mon cheri! human missed calculated your age on the side bar and guess what? I am your age!


Oskar said...

It sounds like an amazing day! I hope you have the best birthday ever.

Nubbin wiggles,

George the Lad said...

Asa, Happy Birthday and what a way to celebrate it, sure wish I could have gone with you in the balloon,
Remember to wave when you pass over England, mind you at the moment it raining cat and dogs lol.
Hope you have some water proofs on board
See Yea George xxx

Lola said...

Happy Birthday, Asa! I didn't know. I would never have guessed you were 8. You don't look a day over 5. I hope you have 87 more wonderful birthdays!

lotsa licks, Lola

JD and Max said...

Oh Asa, sweet Asa - happy 8th birthday!

We're so glad you had a happy day! Those noms your mom baked look wonderful.

Now, we're sorry to say this but we admit we're a little envious of Brodie - as you know we both have a little crush on you as you're so gorgous (sigh!!) but we're glad it's one of our pals who is courting you as we know Brodie will treat you right! But make sure he keeps on his paws at all times sweet Asa otherwise he'll have US to answer to!!

Asa - you look amazing in your paisley bandana, not a day over 6!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Anonymous said...

Happy 8th Birthday, Asa! Those homemade treats sure do look tasty!

Elyse and Riley

Benny and Lily said...

Awesome! Happee Birthday!!
Benny & Lily

sprinkles said...

Happy Birthday, Asa! I was born in October too! But your birthday is going to be much more adventurous than mine will. Heck, you're going to Paris and I doubt I'll be going anywhere except maybe to my parents house for dinner.

I love your paisley bow. Looks so pretty on you! But then again, a paper bag would look good on you!

Maggie Mae said...

Happy Happy Barkday my furiend!

I hafta admit dat I wishes I wuz in da balloon wif all of youz....maybe next time me and Otis...*sigh* can join you!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Sagira said...

Happy 8th Birthday my friend.
Sounds like you had a great day.
Those treats sure look yummy!

houndstooth said...

Happiest of Birthdays, Miss Asa! We wish you many happy returns! We will eat bakery treats tonight and sip fine kitchen water in your honor!


Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday, Asa!
I am this first day of celebrations was pawesome!
Yummy treats!
Kisses and hugs

Two Pitties in the City said...

What a great birthday! You look so pretty in your scarf.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Miss Asa, Happy Happy Happy Birthday darlin'!!! Tell your mama to give you a kiss and a scritch from me!

May your birthday travels be delightful.

You look gorgemous in paisley!!!

Emma Rose said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Asa! Enjoy your trip to Paris. What a lucky girl you are.

Emma Rose

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Bonne Anniversaire!

I hope woo have a great pawty!

BTW, what happens in Paris stays in Paris!

PeeEssWoo: BTW, my mom's AGJ is a Gigondas - she's toasting to woo!

rottrover said...

Go visit Wilf in the south of France!!!

bichonpawz said...

We hope you have a very Happy Birthday Asa!!! What a fun day you have planned!!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

The Life of Riley said...

Happy birthday Asa - that is the largest birthday balloon I've ever seen! Have a great day.


Priscilla said...

Happy 8th Birthday, Asa. Have a good trip to Paris with Brodie.

That's a neat idea to celebrate your birthday!!! Those biscuits look so yummy too!

Anonymous said...


Hope that your Barkday trip to Paris is Fantastic!!!

Enjoy your biscuits and wine too!

The scarf is beautiful on you!

woo woos, Tessa

Mango said...

Sounds like a delightful birthday! How nice to share your special day with Booker. Enjoy!


P.S. How do they get internets into balloons?

Anonymous said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday Asa!!! Hope you had a great ride, and a great day.

Shady & Mom

1000 Goldens said...

Happy Birthday, my beauty!

Jazzi said...

Happy Birthday!!
What a great way to celebrate your birthday and it is even more special spending it with your friends. Balloons are quite cool, my human sister was married in one!!


Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! It sure does look like you had a great day!

hero said...

Happy Barkday, Asa!... and many more to come... better belated than never. You look beautiful with that scarf on and what a pawsome way to celebrate your special day.

Licks, hero

Life With Dogs said...

What gorgeous pics of you - the light is perfect. ♥

Madi and Mom said...

Asa happy b-day!!! You are really stylin' in the fashionable scarf.

I, Madi, would like to apply to be adopted by your family. MOL my mom never makes me special treats nor does she let me Date. My Cap'n Ripley and I would love to go out but I keep hearing rumblings of Collie-rado being a long long way from home. Now I know that is not true because you all live near us and we know Mayzie lives in Collie-rado. So let me know when my adoption application has been approved. I'll be on the next Greyhound to SC.

Sam and Pippen said...

Happy Birthday, Asa! Hope the trip to Paree was wonderful!

Sam and Pippen

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Happy Happy Birfday Sweet Asa!!
Loves yous scarf!!!

What a wonderful days you had!!!

Hugs to yous!!!!
IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man

The Strawberry Mallard said...

A Very Happy Belated Birthday, Asa!
We can tell that you were the talk of gay Pareeeeeeeee!
Huz and Aroooooooooooooooz,
Becky and G-dog

Doris Sturm said...

Happy belated 8th Birthday, Asa, sorry I missed it - I've been to the dentist and feeling a little worn out, but I'm happy you had a wonderful day! All the best and many more from your pal,
Gizzy (and his mom!)

road-dog-tales said...

We are woefully late wishing you Happy Birthday Asa - but better late than never, eh? And since your folks don't the exact day, maybe we're not late after all :)So - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! That looks like a funtabulous way to spend your special day! Mom rode in one of those balloon thingys once, but she didn't take us with her. We are totally drooling over those cheesy biscuits! She doesn't make those for us either. Maybe we should send her to your house to get some lessons on being a proper dog mom!
Hope you had a great day!
The Road Dogs