Thursday, August 19, 2010


TAMMY-GIRL here...

Hello there to all my fur-buddies from across the world!
It's been a while since I, the
have put up a blog post, so today MAXMOM said that I could have the stage...
But before anything else, I just want to say that I am so excited to hear that I am going to get a new puppy to look after soon!  It will only be in about 5 weeks time, but hey it's still very exciting! ...and I am practicing hard to be a worthy 'big sis'!
I wonder what MAXMOM is going to name him?
 She is contemplating all your fantastic suggestions and says that I must say a big
THANK YOU ! you all...each suggestion gets mom thinking!
Now just to remind you, here is what my little brother looks like at the moment...

Anyway, today's post isn't about our puppy but rather about another special puppy in our midst and her name is...
Many of you will know that  MANGO ( the relentlessly huge), has graciousy relinquished a little of his blog’s space to his ‘labradork’ brother.
Dexter has called all black labradorks to unite in solidarity and enter his competition for
only black labradorks!

Well we thought we would like to enter our little friend, ASTA, on behalf our her puppy-walker, LORRAINE, into this prestigious competition of DEXTER’s. ASTA doesn't have a blog of her own (yet), so we are giving you her news (until her mom plucks up the courage:))
Many of you will know that we are all white dogs in this household of ours, but we wanted you also to know that we admire black doggies too. Indeed we admire ALL doggies...but that’s another story.
Today we are dedicating this special post to our friends

Please study them carefully so that you will be able to identify Asta on DEXTER’s blog!

ASTA will be spending only one year with LORRAINE before she enters the formal six months training programme for guide and service dogs with

(Asta barking at me)

Training to be a guide/service dog is quite a mountain for this little mite to climb, but many other black labradorks have conquered it before and become wonderful assistants to their future owners. We wish ASTA well on her journey and we will be following her all the way!
It goes to show....
Black labradorks can indeed achieve amazing heights!
(Did we ever think otherwise?!)
Please visit DEXTER and his relentlessly huge brother, MANGO, to see all the participants.

Good luck ASTA!
With lotsalicks


Mrs. JP said...

Oh my, I was worried that I wouldn't get my puppy dose today. I was wrong! Tammy, your new little brother has such a cute face a can't stand it.
My favorite picture of Asta is the one where she's barking. Oh, what a fierce little face.
By the way, Tammy, you are looking lovely as usual.

Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

We think that Asta is a CLEAR WINNER!!!!

MySpecialDoggies said...

Hi Tammy
GReat post today - your little brother is so gorgeous! Just remember, he'll be a pest in the beginning when he comes home! It won't be like visiting Asta and then going home:)

Asta is so cute too. Love all the pictures!

Nadine Apples & Neeli

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Miss Tammy!!! Lovely to see you!
Asta is a darling puppy! Haven't been by Dexter's event, but definitely will now!!!
And....yay on the soon new puppster!! Wootwoot.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Dexter said...

Help! I am a 2 1/2 year old black labrastud in need of a therapy dog. Having grown up with the RH, I am extremely disturbed and require a lot of therapy which can only be provided by a doggie who is black and labralike and understands me and... I LOVE YOU!


Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Tammy
So nice to hear from you today. I am sue you will be the world's most wonderful big sis!
As for Dexter's competition. Well, all I can say is that Asta may be in a minority of the would-be contestants in that she is actually BLACK and a hundred percent LABRADOR! So many wannabees out there, who would have thought it?
Toodle pip!

Maggie Mae and Max said...

What a cutie patootie Asta is. Besides our furiend Buddy she might be the only other authentic black Labradog to enter Dexter's contest :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

More puppy fun for us to see. Asta is a fantastic entrant for the contest. We wish her lots and lots of luck.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

I think I heard The RH's DOH SKHWEE!

What a khutie!

I bet PeeWee will hear all about Asta tonight tomorrow Saturday Sunday etc etc

Khyra and Khousin Merdie

The Life of Riley said...

Hi Tammy,

I bet Asta has the cutest puppy bark. You are going to have such fun being the big sister to two puppies.


Amy & the house of cats said...

Hi Tammy! What a great post today - full of lots of cuteness! You look wonderful, and your little bro is adorable! And Asta is a beauty - we think she is a shoe in for the contest (ok, we aren't sure what the contest is for exactly, or what the judging criteria are - but she is such a cutie it doesn't matter!!)

Homer said...

Hey Tammy girl,

We can't wait to see your little brother. 5 weeks seems like a long time but heck it's worth the wait!

Go Asta! We are supporting you!


sprinkles said...

I love that picture of Asta barking at you.

I think we have a clear winner here, who could resist that sweet face?

Piappies World said...

Hello there Tammy,

We will search for Lil Asta at Mango and Dexter contest. The barking photo is indeed a charmer!

We look forward to reading more about you, King Toffee and the lil cutie pup in the weeks to come. Weeeeeee

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Two French Bulldogs said...

Tammy are you or the King going to babysit the new kid?
Benny & Lily

Scout and Freyja said...

Asta is such a cutie patootie! When I look at her face I just want to give her a kiss - right there on her nose! She's PURRfect for the contest and with her name, she's first on the list - well, so far...

Clive said...

Well, you can imagine who we will be voting for now ...

Asta is just wonderful!

We wish her every success in her future life - to be a service dog is such a very special calling! The difference she will one day make as a service dog - is immense.

best wishes
Clive and Murray

Sheila and Bob said...

Such a noble calling that Asta will be embarking on.
She will be able to assist someone who needs it most.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Tammy Girl, we know you will be the perfect big sister to the new little one coming soon! We are very excited too! Asta is a beauty and we have no doubt she will grow up to help someone. We will look for that little beauty on the contest! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Asta certainly has our vote for being one of the cutest pups we've seen pictures of today--The other is of your new brother Tammy!! We can't wait to hear what his name will be and know that your family is excited that he is going to be part of it!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Tammy your baby brother has a special look about him. Looks love devotion to me. Well that is besides being adorables. You will be such a good teacher.
Were going to go look at Asta so we can get a good look

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Tammy your baby brother has a special look about him. Looks love devotion to me. Well that is besides being adorables. You will be such a good teacher.
Were going to go look at Asta so we can get a good look

houndstooth said...

Asta will take the labradorks by storm! I just know it!


Unknown said...

She's got my vote! Can't wait to see her playing with your new baby brother, Tammy! The cuteness factor may melt my computer...

Your pal,


Jacqueline said...

Hi, gorgeous Tammy, I know you will be a great big sister, sweetie...Asta is a real beauty and seems like a total sweetheart...Take care, Caryl, kisses to your babies.

Sheryl said...

What a lovely brother you have. Can't wait to hear more about him. I just loved the video of the puppies.

It made me think of the story "Puppy Size". Have you heard it?

How Sam Sees It said...

Asta sure is cute! We will be cheering for him to win!


Martha said...

Oh my Asta is delightful! We will vote for her thats for sure.
Sorry we have lost touch - not sure how/why!
We popped over to tell you we just do the sponsoring not the actual puppy walking.
That would be wonderful and perhaps one day...................!
We have done it for years and it really is only a small amount per month and no effort at all.
It takes such a lot to pay for the training.
Nice to be back in touch - your blog looks wonderful.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Valerie Cummings said...

HI FRIENDS!!!!!! Sorry we havent blogged in a long time!!!! I love your puppy video and the little cuddly noises they make!!!!! We have missed you!!!! The summer is heating up for us in San Diego and boy its so hot!!!!!! We think of you and Max everyday!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

KB said...

My Duo are deeply offended. I think that you just called them "LABRADORKS"! You had better watch out...

Asta is SO cute. She reminds me SO much of my little R when he was a puppy.

It seems that you are relentlessly torturing all of us with puppy cuteness who would love to have puppies in our lives :)

Heather and Kelly said...

Those black Labradogs are quite versatile, alright! I just witnessed my little black dog grow up and become a Social Dog. They can do anything!! Go Asta!

Princess Patches said...

Awwwww! Asta is a very cute little Labradork! We wish her well in Dexter's contest!

And we are very glad you are getting a new little brother, TammyGirl! We know you will be a great sister!

Penny & Patches

the booker man said...

miss tammy,
miss asta is a very stunning black labradudette! good luck to her in dexter's contest!!
the booker man

The Army of Four said...

We had no idea you had a new blog!
Congratulations on the new puppy!
We hope everyone is doing OK
Tail wags,

Kate said...


What gorgeous Puppies!

Ma is going all "OOO" and "AHH" and squeeing with joy at the cute lil puppy pictures!