Friday, August 15, 2008

He Took Me Out to the Ballgame.......

Hello out there in blogland.....

The other night I had a date with Jake of the Barkalot Boyz. We went to a baseball game and watched the Marlins play the Cardinals in Florida. Since I am far away from Florida, Jake sent his personal Heron-cam to pick me up. I think he already told you a bit about the evening.

I must say that was some could actually see those fluffy clouds below your feet. They were so soft looking..... it felt like I could just walk on them in my bare feet right up to heaven. The air flowing around Heron-cam was cool and refreshing and he was extra careful not to go too fast. I enjoyed watching the tops of buildings and the cities below as we flew by....I wish I would have remembered my camera..... the scenery was spectacular.........I was served pretzels and bottled water and didn't even have to pay for it....

Jake was being a bit modest when he said that we didn't do anything special at the game. We were cheering pretty loudly for the Cardinals but please don't tell anyone from the Burgh that I opened my mouth to cheer for another team. I talked Jake into putting on his Cardinals baseball cap. Didn't he look swell in it??? And happy too !!!!

At one point there was a heated argument on the field and I went out to see how it felt to stand on the pitchers mound while all those men were busy discussing the problem at hand.....and Jake ran out and got me a baseball. One of the players threw it in anger and he caught it in his mouth just for me...... tsk, tsk...not a nice thing to do...throwing balls in toss.....your gain........
He was pretty proud of catching that ball and he held onto it for a long time before he actually gave it to me. Really, I had to pry it out of his mouth cause it was sort of stuck there since he had it there so long.

But then he got very gallant and sat on his chair at home and presented me the ball in his very own baseball glove.... Wasn't that sweet???? I just love to play ball.....

Besides all the good food we had, I also got a souvenir Cardinals cap (which I had to file away under "Forbidden in the Burgh".) Sorry about that Jake.....I do want to reach the age of seven without incident.......Pittsburgh sports fans can be so unforgiving......but I love it anyway..... And my very own baseball...which I have hidden from Dewey so that I can actually have something to play with when he is not around. Gee, I hope he goes out on a date with that little Callie he met at earthdog. Can you imagine how much ball playing I can get in if he is gone for hours or better still overnight?????

Now there's something I can sink my teeth into......

Wow, it was an exciting evening and I am happy that I got to see it even if it wasn't a Pirates game. Who won anyway?????? After Jake caught the ball, I really didn't care......

Thanks Jake for a great time !!!!!!!! And if you ever want to try earthdog, please let me know.... I bet if we tried....we could have dug an earthdog tunnel under that pitchers mound..........

This is Asta Marie reportin' on my baseball game date....


Jake of Florida said...

Dear Asta Marie,

I'm so glad you got home safely. And it was really kind of you to show all those photos that I was too modest to reveal. (Ahem, Jakey's Mom here: what he really means is photos that his Mom was too unskilled to put together...)

I'm not so sure about earthdog -- I'm not particularly cool with confined spaces -- but perhaps we can find something else fun to do next time we get together (maybe at Jackson's super celebration once he's fully recovered?).

In the meantime, lots and lots of wirey love!!!


Agatha and Archie said...

Well well well this went rather well didn't it???? Hmmmm...Love and kisses A+A

Sparky said...


I bet your date with Jake was a BLAST! You got your own baseball? Oooh, you're gonna have a lot of fun with that!


Clover said...

Wow, Asta! What a fun date! Glad you had a good time.
Love Clover xo

Eric said...

Asta, What a date!! That Jake is one cool doggie. Sending your own private bird to cllect you ...buying you hot dogs and ICE CREAM... catching the ball for you....even if it did take him a while to give it up ( we are terriers so we understand)a souvenir cap too?

Hmmm I thought I caught a wiff of love in the air when I looked at the dogstar tonight. Was it you two???

Wags, Eric

Lorenza said...

Hi, Asta Marie!
Sure you had a pawesome date with Jake!
Glad you had a great time!
Kisses and hugs

Joe Stains said...

Mom sure does know about those Pittsburgh fans, she is one. well WAS, she totally abandoned the Pirates for the Dbacks, but still loves those stillers and pens.

Glad you had such a great time on your date, he was quite a gentleman.

Rudy said...

Well if you want to go out and do Earthdog sometime, I'm your man! (just don't tell Josie, she's the jealous type and I live with her. shhhh)

Hope you're having a blast this weekend at the Earthdog tests! Yes I remember Sandy and her doxies; she did live up on the hill but I didn't know she moved.
It's only 3 hours' drive but I'm at the local agility trials and Mom says I'm doing great!


Oorvi said...

Hi Asta Marie,

That was what I call a fun-date! I liked the pictures that you've posted:)Incidentally, I too went on a date (more of a surprise meeting than a romantically planned date)and unfortunately I left my camera-person no pictures:(

BTW, will you please tell Dewey that I did post three pictures (Cameo and I in Fini) that Mercury shot from the balcony:) I don't know whether he saw those (They are posted at the top in my Album:))

Do you know of a place where I could hire a camera-person on hourly basis (for a couple of bones...some of those bones that I found in Kenopia are still lying around, and I can't think of a better use for them!)

Licks n Wags,

Oorvi said...
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Oorvi said...

Hi Dewey and everyone else in the US,

Just came to know that about two hours back Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal in the Olympics! I guess he's got the highest number of golds in any Olympics ever! Now that's something!

So, Congratulations to all my American friends:)

Today's an off for Mercury and Cameo (There routine will revert to normal next Sunday onwards) so, this Sunday is a Funday!

About the flower:
It's called Kiss-me-Quick (because the petals are shaped like lips) or Crown-of-thorns - it's botanical name is Euphorbia Milli!
(More information:

PS: That deleted comment was authored by me (without the flower info...)

Licks n Wags,

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

Asta Marie...oh my...what a romantic date you had!!! I totally agree with you bout hiding that "other team" most assuredly would not reach seven around here in that!

And that heron pickin' you up??? Must admit the free pretzels and bottled water beats flyin' commercial today, doesn't it??!!!

Petey is a tad upset with me. He seems to have found out that I have many boyfriends and he thinks I'm a HEARTLESS FLIRT. Sniff. Oh Dear...wonder if Dewey would like to go out this week? I promise not to bite least for the first ten minutes.

Congrats on your trial yesterday...let us know how things went today!!!!!

Barkies, Lacie