Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Italian Thanks and Scottish Terriers

Note: It’s only my third post and my girl is already messing up! She is verrry late getting this post onto my bloggie today, so I hereby extend the TWOsday game for all those who’d like to play. Take as long as you need!

Ciao, amici!

It’s TWOsday in my little cita, and that means it’s time to buddy up with a good pal (or someone you’d like to HAVE as a good pal) and say two nice things about them, as a way of saying thank you for friends. Now, my GIRRRRL is making me buddy up with mia sorella of a different decade, Jinks, and I have to say two nice things about her -- and that's mostly because the other night I nabbed one of the blue-million pictures my girl keeps of this perfetto (grrr…) Scottish terrier and gave it a good chewing. I am a smidgen jealous of Jinks, can you tell?

So, begrudgingly, I officially tap Jinks as my TWOsday buddy and here are the two nice things I have to say about her:

Uno: Not only was she a doggie, but she could also be a dustmop in a pinch and sweep the floors with her long skirt as she walked.
Due: She was little, so she didn’t take up much space.

THERE! I did it.

You’re probably wondering about this Jinks doggie, aren’t you? Oh, I might as well get it over with and tell you since mia ragazza is forcing my paw. (By the way, that's HER at the top of my bloggie post, but I'll bet you already figured that out. There are other photos of Jinks for this post, but my girl says Blogger is not letting her insert them ... that's ok with ME!)

So, here's the story: Before there was me in her life – and much as it pains me to acknowledge this – my girl had other doggies. Waaayyyy back, there was Teddy the Bull Terrier, who was actually the dog of her fratello, but my girl dug Teddy like, well, like I dig my yard. She says the only thing bigger than Teddy’s personalita was his heart. Now, I really don’t have any problem with Teddy because, technically, he wasn’t my girl’s pup – he was her brother’s pup. But then, later (sigh …), there was St. Jinks the Good. I call her that because to hear my girl talk about her, this doggie was simply too good to be believed – no barking, no chewing, no countersurfing (how could she with those short little leggies!?!), sheesh, no fun. But she was also known by a lot of other silly, silly names, such as The Jinkser, Jinksy, Mookie-Lou, Jinksy-Winksy, Jinksy-Doodle, Jinsky-Bean, yada, yada, yada …!

Jinks lived with my girl for 15 years, and after she crossed the Rainbow Bridge, my girl was so broken-hearted that she lived dogless for a long, long time, fearful that she could never love another doggie as much as she loved her dear Scottie friend. (Lucia’s girl’s editorial note: Lucia has proved that to be wrong! Ti amo, mia bella dolce Lucia.)

Go find your TWOsday buddies, amici, and be sure to say two nice things about them. If you want to post it to your bloggies, it would be lots of fun to read …!

Tanti baci!



Mason Dixie said...

What a great idea. I like the Tuesday buddy thing, although it is too late for me to play it today, I had a very busy day working for Eduardo but for sure I will play next week. =)

Asta said...

Cawa Lucia
I loved youw post..Mommi is sooo behind that I can't play this week, but I'd like to twy in footoowe..I don't think you have anything to wowwy about, youw mama loves you to bits , how could she not! you awe pawfect..tell you a little segweto..something happens wif time..hoomans only wemembew the good stuff..so of couwse Jinks seems pawfect ..she is a cutie, but nothing compawed to you Cawa
tanti smoochie baci

Stanley said...

Dolce Lucia!

VERY cool idea to have a Tuesday buddy. I will also have to wait until next week to play. I'll will insert it with my weekly snuggling for Eduardo post.

Jinks, while I'm sure she was a bootiful and well-behaved pup, could not have been perfect. But, like Asta said, over time the hoomans tend to remember the good. It's been a long time since Jinks was your age, and you seem to be an exceptionally lively and curious pup! I like to think it's my quirks and imperfections that endear me to my girl. Yours obviously has a discerning heart if she let you adopt her!

Goober love,

Rambo said...

Caio Lucia,
My name is Rambo the chihuahua and welcome to the blogosphere! I found you on Eduardo the snuggle puggles blog and you caught my eye cause my hoomans are Italian too! (they don't speak it very well and I think they would sound better speaking chihuahua ) I am trying to learn Italian so I can be bilingual.
Stop by my bloggie when you have time. I would love to be friends.
un nuovo amico,
Rambo the chi

Asta said...

Cawa Lucia

Wheeley wednesday is a day when I give my bloggie ovew to my wheeley sissie(she's stuffie on wheels fwom the 40s, hew name is Myrna) many of us tewwiews have wheeleys so we decided to give them a day to post..
Gwacie tante fow the nice complimento fow Mommi's pittuwa
hope you'we having a gweat day
tanti smoochie kisses

Rambo said...

OMD. I am blushing cause you called me a cute little boy. (in italiano of course)
molto bene.
tanti baci,
Topolino (my nickname in Italian)

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Lucia, You are a sweet airegal! Come on over to our blog and pick up an award we have for you! Congrats. Airekisses & Welshie hugs, BabyRocketDog and Hootie

Sherry said...

Don't worry about Jinks, Lucia. A terrier couldn't really be as well-behaved as your person says. Perfect, yes. Perfectly-behaved, no.
Sherry & Alanis

Petey said...

Buon giorno ma bella!

Since Scotties are close relatives of Cairn terriers, I can vouch that we are close to perfect...but so are sweet Airegals like you! Fortunately, love knows no bounds!

We'll be sure to play Twos-Tuesday next week!

Your pal,