Tuesday, April 14, 2009

La Dolce Dormita

Ciao, miei amici!

As Hamlet once said, “To sleep, perchance to dream … aye, there’s the rub.” Well, to sleep and to dream, you first need a decent bed and aye, there was the rub for me! Santa vacca (holy cow), I had grown so much in these past months that my once-comfy crate pads had literally worn thin. I had been waking up ogni mattina (every morning) with sore leggies, pains in my neck and a generally poor disposition, so clearly, drastic measures had to be taken. After many nights of off-tunefully vocalizing my deep discontent to mia ragazza – which I usually did from the hours of 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. – she finalmente (finally) did some research on the internets and entro pochi giorni (within a few days), this ginormous object arrived at the door to mia casa:

Because by nature I am molto curioso (very curious) and anche perché (also because) I am, of course, il cane della casa, (the dog of the house) – ergo, it’s my responsibility to thoroughly screen all incoming packages, mail, hoomans, leaves and dustballs – I nosepoked mia ragazza until she got le forbici (the scissors) and cut the tape holding the box closed. Now, there’s nothing I enjoy more than to shred up a big cardboard box – and this one looked particularly tasty ....
but when mia ragazza reached into the box to pull out its contents, I was so enthralled that I barely took more than a glancing nibble at the box, itself. Why on earth would I want cardboard when I could feast my eyes on QUESTA magnificence (THIS magnificence):

So coolly and beautifully verde (green), so ergonomically designed, so sturdily constructed, so … superiore in ogni modo (superior in every way)! Surely Brunelleschi himself could not have engineered more fantastice curve (fantastic curves). I circled il glorioso oggetto (the glorious object) to complete my inspection and spied this:

But of course it was splendido e perfetto (splendid and perfect)! It was made in la mia bella patria ancestral (my beautiful ancestral homeland), obviously by gifted artisans of the most extraordinary skill and talent. I jumped right in to give it my patented la Principessa e il Pisello (Princess and the Pea) test. Hmmmm ... [cuddle … snuggle … burrow] … mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm …sì, è la perfezione! ( yes, it’s perfection!) Truly it lives up to its name: Perla! (Pearl!) And miei amici, I can confirm to all of you, my Perla is a gem of a bed!

Ah, mia ragazza, my leggies thank you, my darlingest fuzztush thanks you, my neck thanks you, my back thanks you, my chinnie (which can rest comfortably now, propped on the sturdy sides of my new bed) thanks you, Madonna mia, my whole entire Lucia-ness thanks you!

E ora a dormire, forse per avere un dolce sogno
(And now to sleep, perchance to have a sweet dream)…. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………

Tanti baci!


Hollie and Janie said...

Your new bed is beautiful! It looks so comfy and roomy.... just right for a growing girl! I hope you had a lovely Easter!

TwoSpecialWires said...

And WE thank you for such a descriptive account of the arrival, opening, perusing and enjoying (? - we don't think that's a word.... but it sounds nice!) of your new Perla! We almost felt like were were THERE!

Enjoy! You deserve it!

Jake and Fergi

Mason Dixie said...

What a great new bed!! You look ever so comfy now. =)

Faya said...

Lucia are so beautiful on the last picture...so cute...
Your bed looks very comfy (I know it is comfy because I have the same one....).
Kisses, Faya

Digsby Mac Feegle said...

1 to 3 am, That is when I like to get up and rouse my mom, but alas, not even I knew why. I am thinking now that I was sensing your discomfort. Perhaps since you have your new cozy bed everyone will sleep better. Sweet dreams.

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh....cara lucia....
ma che meraviglioso letto nuovo che hai!!!!!
Italian made!!Stupendo!!!!!!!!!!!
sure...you'll be the princess of your home and questo letto è davvero wonderful for you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait to see your photos laying in it!!!!!!!!
Ti amiamo tanto dolce e bellissima Lucia!!!!!!!!!!
Dolcissimi baci ed abbracci!!!!!!!!

Agatha and Archie said...

Ha Ha Santa Vacca..Archie loves that... in fact he says it ALL THE TIME now......THAT IS ONE FABULOUS BED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You must be sleeping well now!! Love and kisses A+A

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


Woo look khomfy and pretty freakin' khute!


Mango said...

The bed is perfect for your lovely fuzzies. Such a nice cover on your pillow too. Sleep well.


Rambo said...

Caio mia bell'amica!
Your nuovo letto verde e magnifico.
And you are molto bella in it!
Is there room for due??? he he he
Tanti baci,

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful new bed and so much room for you to stretch out, Lucia!
Pleasant dreams!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That's a very nice bed -- and Italian, too! Was it marked "Fra-jee-lay"?

Persephone and Buster said...

Bongiorno my splendido e perfetto picola Lucia... wow wow wow... on the new "Pearla"... an equisite design, in shamrock green too!!! it goes so well with your bella cinnamon & black hair. ..you look mahvelous!
&... it must feel wonderful to have so much more room to stretch! tell your ragazza when you outgrow this bed you will need a nice king size warm water bed to float on and stretch those longy legs of yours.
perhaps bruneleschi's duomo was indeed the inspiration for the perla designers...hmmmm i will have to go to theBOOK and research what the master's dog's notes said...hmmm will talk later after your beautifulness sleeps on THEspecialDUOMObed...
morsi delicati e molto amore,
the gurlz said thank you we had a lovely easter and hope you did too w/all the beeUteefull daisy fiores

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lucia!
Your new bed is pawesome!
Now you will have sweet dreams every night!
Kisses and hugs

Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Your new bed is beautiful.

Sweet dreams,
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Sally said...

Bellissimo ! It looks very comfy indeed. Hope you had a good and restful easter
Lots of licks
Sally (and Paddy)

Stanley said...

Molto Magnifico! (Is that right? It doesn't look right to me!)

We think you should be the Perla bed spokespup! Seriously! It looks mightily comfy. I have beds scattered around the house but I usually plop myself down on the couch. If I had a perla bed, I might actually use it!

Thank you for your descriptive narration. We LOVED it!

Goober love,

Kirby said...


We are so alike! We have matching bloggies and we both love to eat cardboard boxes. So yummy! I love your new bed, it's super cool that it is from Italy!! I'm sure you will have the sweetest dreams when you nap in there. Enjoy!

Your pal,

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh my! What a bellamissimo (apologies for my poor Italian!) bed!!

Although I have one very similar, but no longer am allowed the comfy cushion inside, as I ate my last one!

I now have a fleecy blanket instead of the cushion.......

Thank you for the welcome back for my Jeannie xxxxxx


Marvin xxxxxxxxx

tula said...

hi sweet lucia.

your mia ragazza surely knows when you are uncomfortable.. or maybe the 1-3 am thing was a clue:) (good one- i'll have to try that)

How nice! the end result is a perfect beddy bye for you. you have a good life!


Rocky Creek Scotties said...



which translated to Blue Ridge Mountainese means (we think) "WAKE UP, Y'ALL".

We miss you!! And we have good news - OBIE found a galpal!!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Please stop by when you wake up - we have left an award for you on our bloggie.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java