Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Santa Vacca! Awards!

Ciao, miei amici!

A abundance of awards has dropped into my beautiful universe, all from my amato (beloved) bloggie friends. Clearly, I am the luckiest Aire-girl ever!

This is the Kreativ Blogger Award! Mille grazie to theBUSTER, Ms. Sephie and Ms. Bailey Blue for sharing it with me. Mwah! Here are its rules:

1. Post it on your blog and link to the doggie that gave it to you. 2. List sette (seven) things you love. 3. List seven blogs you love. 4. Email or comment on the blogs you love to let them know you've given them an award.

Ok, hmm … I had to think about this a bit, but here are seven things:

1. I love my bloggie amici (friends)!
2. I love to go for rides in the car, and especially love going through the car wash. I enjoy trying to bite the water when it hits the window. This sets la mia ragazza off into fits of risate (laughter), but being a natural and gifted comedian, I’m always up for making someone giggle. (Giggle!)
3. I love sneaking onto il divano (the sofa), even though I’m not supposed to be up there. I am obsessed with the pillows on the sofa and like to bury myself under them and then bark really loud.
4. I love beautiful Italia and looking through all of la mia ragazza’s fotografie (photos) from her visits there.
5. I love chewing on things – ‘puter cords, glasses, shoes, my new bed – they’re all delicious! My trainer said this is because I am very “mouthy,” which, apparently, is an Airedale trait. La mia ragazza calls it something else, but I can’t tell you what that is perche (because) this is a G-rated bloggie. (Heeeeeeeee!!!!)
6. Amo scavare (I love to dig). OMD, do I ever love to dig. I dig holes in the yard, holes in the giardino fiorito (flower garden) and holes in the planters – I even paw at the carpet when I’m attempting to bury a biscotto (biscuit) that I’m not quite ready to devour.
7. I love going for long walkies in the nearby parks with la mia ragazza. And I reallllllly love it when I meet nuovi cani amici (new doggie pals) or little hoomans along the way. I am incredibly sociable! (Note from Lucia’s girl: she’s like the Pied Piper of Hamlin …)

Now, as for bloggies that I love, well, the truth is, I love ALL of my friends’ bloggies because each is unica (unique) and meraviglioso (wonderful) in its own way, but since I can only pick seven for this award – sigh!! – here they are:

1. Naturally, I love Persephone, Buster (mwah, mwah!) and Ms. Bailey Blue’s blog. Frankly, la mia ragazza consistently falls to the floor in fits of giggling apoplexy over it. Somebody throw a bucket of water on her, already …santa vacca (holy cow)….!
2. I love Dennis’ Diary of Destruction because Dennis, Tucker and Trixie are always encountering strange and fascinating life forms (gophers, ninja hedgehogs, giant stuffies , bees, email bankers – you name it, they stumble onto it) and there never seems to be a humdrum day out there in Sandy Eggo.
3. I love Digsby’s bloggie because he is just so adorable. If you haven’t seen the post about his first aire-cut, run right over there now and take a look – it is very, very funny.
4. I love Deetzy’s bloggie because … awwww, who doesn’t love Deetzy!!?!! He’s a darling ragazzo (boy) with a huge and gentle cuore (heart).
5. I love Paco and Milo’s bloggie because they’re such beautiful, smiley goldies … and they live in the part of Italia that la mia ragazza loves the most.
6. I love Stanley and Stella’s bloggie because without their encouragement, I might not have a bloggie, myself, or have met so many of you!
7. I love my dear friend Rambo’s bloggie, because he is unfailingly sweet and because he barks Italian to me.
8. I love … wait … [WHAT?? NO WAY, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE!] La mia ragazza just reminded me that I am only supposed to list seven bloggies … plllbbbb! Well, to all my bloggie pals who didn’t get mentioned in this pathetically and tragically short list – which I have no control over! – please know that I love all of your bloggies, too!

I think some of you already have this award but I'd still like to pass it along to Nelly, to Bobo and Meja (they already have one Kreativ Blogger award, but this version looks different!), to Digsby, to Clive, and to Sally and Paddy. Mwah!

Mille grazie (thanks a million) to Jake and Fergi and to Piper, Carrleigh and Lilly for this splendid Proximity Award! Here is its description: This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award. (All this prize requires is to pass it on!)

Well, many, many of you already have this valuable award so instead of passing it along to eight specific bloggers, I think it’s better to say that if you don’t have this award, I invite you to pick it up here and post it to your bloggie!

And now for Neno’s Award! Mille grazie (thanks a million) to Tula, Jake and Fergi and to Piper, Carrleigh and Lilly for bestowing this upon me! Here’s why Neno’s Award is given, followed by its rules: As a dedication for those who love blogging activity and love to encourage friendships through blogging.

To seek the reason why we all love blogging.
~Put the award in one post as soon as you receive it. (Oopsy! My bad!)
~Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award.
~Answer the Award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging.
~Tag and distribute the Award to as many people as you like.
Remember to notify the awardees and put their links in your post.

It’s simple: I love blogging because I get to meet so many friends from so many places – and amici (friends) and famiglia (family) are the most precious things in the world. (Well, and so are treats….but that’s a separate bloggie post!) For any who don’t yet have this award, please help yourself to it here!

Tanti baci!



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


Woo are one furry honoured 'dale girl!


Tank woo fur all your sharing!

PeeEssWoo: I'm sure your mom would have woo no other way!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

WOW!! That's a lot of awards!!

SHHH!!Don't tell your girl, but another good place to dig and hide your biscuit is the back of the couch, under the pillows - wait until the biscuit gets all gooey before you do it though. Your peeps will just love it when company comes over and finds that gooey, hair-covered slimy biscuit.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

TwoSpecialWires said...

You deserve these awards and many more! We LOVE your blog and we LOVE learning a few Italian words along the way.

Keep makin our tails wag,
Your amici,
Miss Fergi (who loves il divano, too - that's new for me!) and Jake (who loves love walkies, too)

Hollie and Janie said...

They are very deserved!! I just love your blog and you, too!

Faya said...

Congratulations ! You deserve them all !
Kisses, Faya

Martha Basset said...

Congratulations on all your lovely Awards. We enjoyed reading your post and finding out more about you. We like making new friends too and you are a new friend!
Martha & Bailey xx

Mango said...

Oh! So many awards for your dale self. You are very fierce to be able to go through the car wash and attack the water.

Digging? Yuh, that's what terriers do I suppose. I hope you don't get too much dirt in your pretty beard.


Persephone and Buster said...

ms.lucia congratulations on all your awards...i,BUSTERIGO, will now bestow upon you.....the secret honor of "digger-dog of the year", you must dig a hole a day <----oops don't tell your ragazza we said this...shhhhhh...
when you get one hole dug large enough in dirt -- we'll all come and help you dig down to....let's see....how 'bout Australia? then we could stop in and say hi to noah and the gurls!!! (we're fooling, it may not be a real good idea to push your ragazza over the edge at this moment...so close to the computer cord episode....we'll explain more about such things later).
so how many truckloads of dirt did your ragazza have dumped to fill in your "earth moving" installation??
(now that could be taken a coupla ways) we're still working on filling in the grass and feeding the grass and mowing the grass and whatever else you have to do to the stuff.
theBUSTER, MS.Persephone & Ms. Blue... yes! yes! yes!...do make a reservation so we can have fun on the air-ruby journey...!

Clive said...

What a wonderful collection of awards you got and thank you for passing one to to us. We're delighted.

We love to read all the Italian in your blog - the little man's mum in another life would have loved to have married an Italian man (the poor Irish man in the house has to regularly listen to her say this!!) so we particularly enjoy learning a little bit of Italian when we can!


Eric said...

Lucia. That was quite an award winning acceptance bark!! Wagging well done on all your awards. And biting the water. And of course the digging.He,heee!!

Wiry wags n kissies, Eric xx

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello lucia its dennis the vizsla dog hay congratchoolayshuns and thank yoo for this award!!! we all luv yore blog too!!! ok bye

Lorenza said...

Congratulations on all your Awards, Lucia!
Well deserved!
Thanks for sharing all those things about you!
Kisses and hugs

Bae Bae said...

Congratulations on all your pawsome awards. :)

~ Bae

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations on all of your awards, Lucia! You deserve them all!
We're not allowed to stay in the car or truck when it goes through the carwash! It sounds like more fun than getting out and waiting!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Rambo said...

Tanti baci Lucia! Grazie for the award.