Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cani e Gatti

Ciao, miei amici!

This email showed up in la mia ragazza’s Outlook inbox this morning:

GATTI (CATS)!?!!?!??!!!

Why would Amazon think she has an interest in riviste o libri (magazines or books) about i gatti (cats)!!?!? Between the gray, rainy weather I woke up to this morning and THIS, I was molto, molto turbato (very, very upset) and retreated to my red sofa in a blue mood. I had to close my eyes and think some thoughts. I even fretted a little.

For all gattino ammiratori (kitty admirers) out there, I, Lucia, have nothing personal against cats except for the one who was mean to my friend Digsby’s mama, but let it be known that ours is a one-pet household and that pet is an AIREDALE! Oh, I’m not saying that la mia ragazza couldn’t – someday – bring home a doggie fratello o sorella (brother or sister) for me, perhaps another Airedale … or one of THESE (plllbbbbbb!!!)

but un GATTO (a CAT)!?!?!!?
This has totally upset my morning, my whole week and my entire beautiful universe. I may have to go off into a corner and sulk some more.

In other news, I did this last Sabato mattina (Saturday morning) to the 'puter's power cord:

I know it just looks like one little nibble, but it had big impact! It shut down our ‘puter for a while, until the replacement power cord arrived. La mia ragazza wasn’t at all happy about this, but it really wasn’t my fault. Honestly, it was not. I was curled up by her feet in a very friendly and sociable way, chewing on my chicken-basted bone, not bothering anyone or anything. Can I help it that the ‘puter cord was RIGHT THERE, in front of my muso (nose), and flew into my mouth when I chomped off the end of my bone?? Nooo!!
The problem was, la mia ragazza was already, um, slightly frazzled over finishing off my PhotoShoppy dress for Myrna's wedding. In fact, she had taken to self medicating with certain controlled substances in order to stay calm while using that rascally lasso tool to outline my charming but irregularly shaped head and darling beard.

As you can imagine, taking down the ‘puter in one fell chew didn’t go over so well. In fact, la mia ragazza was pretty irritato (irritated). I thought, sheesh, what’s the big deal, just get some colla (glue) and put the cord pieces back together, but apparently THAT’S not how you fix a chewed-up ‘puter cord. She looked on the internets -- grazie al cielo (thank goodness) for battery power -- and found a replacement. And then she told me I could just forget about my next spa session with the groomer because the power cord cost as much as a day of beauty. It is so amusing when I think about it: why would I care about not going to the groomer??? She might as well have said, “Lucia, you can just forget about having your teeth drilled today.” Oh, grande affare (big deal)!!!

Santa vacca (holy cow)!!! It just hit me: do you think la mia ragazza is looking for a kitty because of what I did to the ‘puter cord!?!?!!? Could I be ... replaced!?!?! Will she change the locks while I'm away in Salzburg!?!?! Oh noooooooo….!!!!!

Tanti baci!


PeeEss: È Terra Giorno (It's Earth Day), everydoggie, kitteh, hammie and hooman. Be green! (Naturally, this is especially pertinent for all terriers, since we ARE, after all, earth doggies!)


Mason Dixie said...

I think you are safe from getting a cat, the email was probably a typo, and the cord thing very forgivable, cords tend to find their way into places they shouldn't be any how. =)

Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Lucia - we're so glad you're OK!! biting a computer cord could be dangerous.

How nice it is to see the picture of St. Jenks!! Looks like a real cutie. We'll be expecting puppies at our house this fall.........SHH!! Better not tell your Mom. At least a Scottie puppy is better than a cat!!

Please stop by and visit - there is an award for you on our bloggie.

Happy Earth Day,
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Faya said...

Oh no ..... if a cat come to your house please escape and come here in Switzerland....we have place enough for you and we won't have cat...NEVER....I HATE CATS...
Kisses, faya

Eduardo said...

You could never be replaced! But don't chew on cords, thats dangerous & it makes the pawrents MAD! BOL!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Persephone and Buster said...

ah....cats====="DINNER!!!! oopsy sorry to all the kitty lovers...we sort of like them (cough cough sputter!!NOT), but only to chew on or chase they just would not make it out alive here with the three musketeers...
but i digress... LUCIA!!! you chewed the only life line on the 'puter??? argghghgghhgh no no no not a good thing <------must stay away from the life line, selfish that i am, i would like you to be able to incentive for this visiting..
you have been given an award!! from us.. so please come and retrieve said award from our blog.
geeesh glad the 'puter is working now though.. heee heee..
butt bops to my dolce lucia,
theBUSTER and the gurleez

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your parents could never trade you in for a kitty, Lucia! We hear that kitties are very independent and boring and you sure can't describe an Airedale this way!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Do woo want to share a subskhription with me???


Persephone and Buster said...

grazie my picola lucia for such a lovely cake -- i guess i have to share with everyone huh?...i'll share w/you first and then bring some back for the gurleez...!
tell your rigazza not to hit the nerve pills yet....that you have way more up your leash in the way of....tRuBble <------that was our middle name growing up too. someday i know the humomm will spill the she allowed our momB to publish embarassing pictures -- arghghghgh. looking forward to having a cup of expresso and a piece of cake w/you.. molto amore, theBUSTERIGO

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lucia!
Chewing cords is pawesome and dangerous!
A cat in your house?? Hmmmm.... let us know about it, ok?
Kisses and hugs

Sally said...

Hi Lucia, Computer cables are meant to be chewed that is why they are replaceable. Plus they make them in such great textures -rubbery - mmmm....

But that is no excuse for a cat! I agree - you need to put your paw down on that one. Although some kitties are nice and can be fun to play with - or so I have heard...

Lots of licks

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We are so glad you didn't turn into an electric shock from biting the computer cord! We'd be scared too if we thought our mommy was even thnking of getting a gatto. We know you are the most important to her though. Send us your email address & we have a surprise to send to you. Our email is:
XXOO-BabyRD & Hootie

Noah the Airedale said...

I have a funny feeling you're not getting a gatto Lucia hehe but just in case you do just call. I'm pretty good at ridding them.
I hope your mood is better now.


tula said...

Lucia -
I'd be a little suspicious of the email too-- good thing you know how to read:) Really, how could a kitty possibly replace you! You're priceless!

Plz stop by my bloggie for an award!


Eric said...

Lucia! Moma mia! A gatto? Santa vacca (ooo I'm loving that phrase)!!! Believe me. A cat is 110000% better than them pesky old wheelies. (Being terrors - should I of died them green rather than the lilac?)

Can't wait to see your bootiful outfit for the wedding. Mom is frankly, well sloppy, with the photoshoppy. Uses that rubber on all sorts of parts that should'nt ever be removed. Hey if you ever get a cat - you can just rub it out haaaa!!!

Wiry wags, Eric xx

erin said...

Your owner would have to be crazy to replace you with a cat! Just think how boring their lives would be! But you should be careful of those power cords because you could get hurt.

TwoSpecialWires said...

We want to come back and reread this post. Our eyes are sort of crossing. But we wanted to leave you a quick message to invite you to come see our blog post Friday morning. We have something for you!

Jake and Fergi :))

Agatha and Archie said...

SANTA VACCA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!A CAT.....ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!??!!! geesh if PL2 had gotten that we would have done a whole lot more than chew one cord...we TOTALLY understand why you have been out of sorts.. In fact now we are out of sorts just thinking about you and this whole situation.........Love A+A

Rambo said...

Un gatto? I don't believe you could ever be replaced by un gatto!
And per favore, no more chewing on the computer cable. You could be electrocuted. Bzzzzz. No more bella Lucia!