Last week, I caught a whole day of the Thin Man movies on TCM. I like to watch old movies to look at the glamorous clothing and the timeless interiors. However, I was most enchanted by the character of Asta, the canine sidekick to Nick and Nora Charles. When my boyfriend and I looked Asta up on the internet, we found the site www.iloveasta.com, the official fan site, which has pages of pictures of the lovable dog, including the ones above. Asta appeared in many movies in the 30s and 40s and made his wire fox terrier breed very popular. I also found the adorable blog, www.astasworld.blogspot.com. This Asta’s “mommi” paints for a living and has some beautiful artwork on the site. I love this breed of dogs (probably because I adopted a wire-haired terrier a couple of years ago) and have noticed a lot of terrier artwork recently. I plan on making some sketches of my family’s dogs and framing them so that I can have a touch of this look in my home!