Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Heron-Cam Manhattan Report: Day Four

The Key West Collies called it: they said I could be a flighty bird. And it's true, oh too true. Today, as anyone who has a calendar well knows, is Day Seven -- and here I am just starting to tell you about Day Four.

So what happened???

In the interest of full disclosure, on Day Four, when my charges had a long-awaited date with Ms. Asta and her mommi and daddi, what did I do???? I accompanied them to the West Village and then was so distracted by the Hudson River and all the fishing opportunities, I kind of lost it until I remembered they were flying home on Sunday (Day Seven)-- and I had to be there at the airport. So what you will read from here on is a threadbare recapitulation of what I think happened -- kind of a third-bird account.

Day Four then: the absolute highlight of the whole trip -- meeting Ms. Asta herself and her pawrents!! Asta, the star of the show, greeted everybody with her usual grace and charm.

Knowing her visitors were from Florida, she ran and got her alligator so they would feel right at home!And her mommi thanked her with a few treats.But then, Ms. Asta kind of suspected they might have brought her something special -- and indeed they had: a fox!!! (Of course -- what else would a wire fox terrier need???)She set right to making its acquaintance, But then, she discovered there was something else: a monkey. And she made his acquainatnce as well.

In the meantime, her pawrents and Jake and Just Harry's pawrents started talking, and talking, and talking -- and they accuse you dogs of barking too much!!! But it seems they all felt as though they had known each other for ever -- and just had lots to catch up on.

After more conversation (and delicious wine), they decided it was time for dinner -- and went to a very cool Italian restaurant (with a distinct terrier profile). Had I not been so enamored of the river, I might have joined them in the favorite, linguine di mare.... but who knew? All I did knew is that my charges had an amazing time, and were trying to decide how they could live in Florida and Manhattan at the same time so they could spend more time with such warm, hospitable, fun, creative people (and dog).After dinner, it seems a stop for ice cream was involved. And then, before they all said good night, the three ladies sat for a spell in the hallway and shared a few secrets!!!

Yes, indeed the highlight of the trip. The only thing missing???? You guessed it. My clients, Mr. Jake and Mr. Just Harry!!! Indeed, they are sorely missed -- but my charges have a business meeting in Orlando (Days Eight and Nine). So sadly, we have a few more days to go before they'll be home -- and I'll fill the time with more about Days Five Six, Seven, Eight, and Nine.!!

Your flighty reporter.



Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh how exciting was that?? You got to meet the famous and elegant Miss Asta and her lovely, we are green with envy :o) Sounds like a fab time was had by all, can't wait to hear the rest of the updates Mr Heron!
Slobbers xx

Dexter said...

Gab, gab, gab. Those ladies, huh? I see Asta now has a monkey. I am very interested in monkeys you know.

Too bad you guys got left behind. That Asta is something else.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

That was a furry khool report!

I'm glad your khlients' pawrents got to meet Miss Asta AND her mommi and daddi!



The question is Jake & JH is if a male dog barks alone in the forest is he still wrong? BOL.

Looking forward to having bake in Florida.

Dog Speed dear WTF Pawrents, your boyz are waiting.

Essex & Deacon

Gus said...

WELL...I think I need to mount a rescue effort. Two more days! OMD.

Poor Barkies.

Me and Teka are gassing up the gussiemobiels

gus d

Agatha and Archie said...

Well we are glad that they had a fabulous time,playing with your friend, while the boys were at home......hhhmmmmmm...BOYS....they will never know....COME ON UP TO BOSTON!! We will show you a good time!! Love and kises A+A

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Wow, meeting Asta and her Mom! Cool! Asta sure looks cute playing with the fox and monkey! *grins* Cool photos...Can't wait to hear about the other days!


Lorenza said...

They visited Asta and her parents!
Sure they had a pawesome time!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

HC Biwd
I was wondewing if you had fallen into the Hudson ow something, hehehe, told you thewe'd be fun things to do thewe. Youw clients Wewe missed howwibly..I loved theiw pawents!!!!!!!
We had the best time! Could have gone on fow days talking, laughing and twooly was like we had always known each othew. They awe obviously vewy pwacticed in the awt of loving a WFT. Excellent scwitchy method and gweat kissews.
I made them pwomise to come back and bwing J&JH next time too!

I love my monkey and fox, and miwacoolously, they haven't sploded yet. I think they like it hewe
smoochie kisses

Faya said...

I have been checking on my map....but USA is definitively too far from Switzerland and I will never, never, meet friends from DWB....impossible....
I think they are eating a lot. It is better if they won't go on the scales....
Kisses, Faya

Martha said...

What a great post - it was lovely seeing you all meeting up and having fun. Talking is what humans do instead of barking of course. Some humans talk more than others just like some dogs bark more!
How cool to meet Asta too and what great presents.
We are sure that it would be possible to live in both Florida and Manhattan! Really it is just a question of organising your time. You could visit Florida and play golf for a few months then socialise and shop in Manhattan!
Well thats that sorted - we are sorry that the Jake and Just Harry could not enjoy the trip!
It must be dreadful without their little wiry faces to kiss hello to each new day - wont be long!!!
Of course there will need to be treats - and lots of them!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xx

Joe Stains said...

omdog I cannot believe how lucky your parents are guys!! I sure wish I could meet Ms. Asta and her family. They seem so totally pawesome.

Simba and Jazzi said...

What an exciting weekend!

Simba and Jazzi xx

Anonymous said...

Great report! How wonderful to visit Asta!

See ya!

Tee said...

Hello there !

How exciting to be able to meet Asta and her pawrents!

Licks and Wags

TUffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Princess Patches said...

It sounds like your charges had a lovely visit with Asta, her mommi and daddi! We will be waiting for the next installment!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Daniella said...

ARen't Asta's parents the greatest of people. My mom was privileged to meet them too and fell in love with both of them!
Glad you had a great time!
Love Axel

Eric said...

Heron Cam! I can tell your clients had the bestest time with Asta and her leggededs! I'm so wagging for them.Bot boyz take up A&A's offer run off to Boston for a few days. The leggededs will never know...

Wiry lovies and kissies Eric xxx

Molly the Airedale said...

How awesome that the hoomans all got to meet and share dindin and ice cream and chit chat the hours away and Asta was involved in all of it! We feel bad that Harry and JH missed a great time!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Moco said...

You are giving a very good report as far as we are concerned.