Saturday, February 13, 2010

A fashion statement and a Valentine from Asta!

And the statement my new MangoMinster 2010 tee-shirt makes is this...

"I coulda been a contendah!"

It arrived in the mail today, just time for the height of New York Fashion Week. Unfortunately, this fashion hound is still in South Carolina where there was great excitement on the news yesterday - SNOW was predicted! The first in a decade. And what did we get? Just a bunch of rain.Don't you love my windshield wiper of a wig-wagging tail?

Now in other New York news...Asta has some wonderful news to report! Her sweet Mommi has given up smoking!!! And that's after a twenty year-long habit. While my Mom has never smoked, her Dad was a smoker who died of lung cancer. So it makes Mom very sad when people she loves hurt themselves by smoking.

We're just thrilled to bits that Mommi is being so strong and brave in kicking the habit! Please send her loads of good wishes and support. This is such a hard vice to give up and we just couldn't be more proud of Ami. Hopefully, if she is tempted to start up again, she'll remember all of us pulling for her success!

Asta is just busting her buttons, she's so proud of her Mommi and she asked me to make this Valentine especially for her.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. If you're a smoker, give your heart—and your sweethearts—the best gift ever by quitting smoking. And if you're a non-smoker, please be patient and kind and supportive to those friends and family who are fighting this battle to quit. We'll all breathe a lot easier.

(and everyone else, right?)


Eric said...

You're one handsome dude pal. But of course you're a terrier so you have an unfair advantage.

Asta's Momi giving up smoking is real wagging happy news. I'm prouder than proud of her. When Mom stopped she saved all the money each week she would of spent on fags and bought herslef something fab at the end of a year. Must rush over and tell Asta. Some of the $$$$ saved might come her way with extra treats!

Wiry love Eric xx

Pee s. Hope your long lost wifey makes an appearance on Valetines Day bestest.

Gus said...

Petey...we like that Valentine better than the one for Lacie. Actually, it is Asta's Mommi giving a great pressie to all of us who love her.


McGillicutty said...

Hey Petey, man! I love the Valentine! Asta's mom wil have a constant motivator/reminder now. None of my peeps smoke, but it annoys me in some of those pubs I visit. Thanks for sharing!

Oh, and thanks for the airline tickets. It helps my date expenses for sure. Now, I can spend more on Lacie's blender drinks. Gotta go, we're flyin' out soon. Don't worry about me. I've thought of everything, I promise. I'll be well protected.

Your Irish Pal,

Kasha The Dainty Great Dane said...

Hi Petey,

Thanks for coming to visit my bloggie, it's nice to meet another fur friend. My mom said to tell you great post about the smoking. Mom's dad died of lung cancer, he smoked all his life and just wouldn't give it up til it was too late. Her mom still smokes as well and just will not quit. It's a terrible thing.

Anyway I just wanted to say hello and I'll be visiting you...

AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
You look very handsome wearing your t-shirt!
I am very happy to know about Asta's mommy resolution about no more smoking!
My mom quit it 4 years ago and she has saved lots of money too!
Kisses and hugs

Molly the Airedale said...

What a wonderful Valentine, Petey! We are so proud of Asta's mommi! That took a lot of courage! Good for her!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We're so happy to hear that Mommi has given up smoking. Our Mom says she will always be a smoker, she just chooses not to smoke at the moment - she and Dad gave them up over 25 years ago and we are proud of them.

Happy Valentines Day, Unkle Petey.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Java and the puppies

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Petey - that windshield wiper tail pic is hilarious - love it!!! How nice of you to make that card for Asta to share with her Mommi - congrats to her for that huge accomplishment.

Sorry you didn't get any snow. We still have a tiny bit but it is melting quickly:(

Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

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

What a pawesome gift fur Asta!

Asta's Mommi is to be khomended fur that!

Sorry woo only got the rain down there...your wipertailblade was doing a great job!

Happy Valentine's Day to ALL of WOO!


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Petey...we adored Asta's valentine...we're rootin' for Asta's mom in her battle against smoking...

Um...thanks for the airplane tickets...there are pix on our bloggie of MY HOT DATE... is your marriage going???

We miss the Beagles horribly...have ya heard from them since the move???

Kisses, Petey and Happy VD Day!!!!!


Asta said...

Thankyou fow youw help and constant suppowt fow Mommi..
i am pwoud of hew..i think it must be sowt of like me giving up hooman food ow you youw tennis balls GULP! good thing they'we not bad fow us wight??
I don't think she'll have any extwa $..she hasn't been buying it fow ovew a yeaw
smoochie kisses