Saturday, April 25, 2009

Snackalicious Sabato

Ciao, miei amici!

E’ molto caldo (it’s very warm) here today – at least a thousand degrees, I’m pretty sure – and tira vento (it’s windy). La mia ragazza had to run a few morning errands to places that allow doggie visitors, so she put me in the car with her and off we went. First stop: the garden center to pick up some grass seed. We need erba (grass) seed because --ooopsy – I have burned out some areas of the prato (lawn) due to my eccellente (excellent) and molto (very) efficient, um, fluid processing system.

Next stop: the pet store – land of free snackies at the check-out counter! What delizioso (delightful) surprises did I stumble upon there, you ask? Well, here I am checking out some huge bags of succulenti spuntini (succulent snacks). I love these lower shelves – they're just right for sniffing out the best items.

I pointed to these ...

and la mia ragazza obligingly put them in our cart. Mmmmm … peanut buttery chewies. I will devour each delicate finger of nutty goodness in a mere due secondi, forse tre (two seconds, perhaps three). Giggle!!

I also pawed at these, and she put them in our cart, too:

And look! Busy Chewnola!

Although I enjoy them very much, la mia ragazza is over la luna (moon) crazy about them because it takes me a long time to gnaw through them (long time = 10 hooman minutes), meaning I am prepawcupied for a bit. She says it gives her enough time to write one paragraph of an article, or wash her hair, or empty the dishywasher, or check her email -- all in relative peace. Per carita (puh-leeze)! I am truly not THAT annoying ... it's just that I enjoy heaping her with lots of attention!

And I got some of these because they remind me of my sweet azzurro ragazzo (blue boy), Busterigo. Mwah! Just look at his magnifico (magnificent) face on the cookie box. Honestly, girls, isn't he just da morire (to die for)!?!? E' cosi' figo! (He's such a hunk!)

Anyway, about these biscotti (cookies): are they ever megagalattica (awesome) -- simply la fine del mondo (out of this world)! La mia ragazza says they look and smell just like “people” cookies. She had better not get any ideas…!!

Here I am doing a quick review of rope toys:

I, Lucia, usually have several rope toys at my casa, but I so gleefully shred them in no time flat – leaving meraviglioso (wonderful) wads of damp thread all over the floor for hoomans to enjoy – that we are in a constant state of restocking my inventory. La mia ragazza calls this phenomenon, “Rope Toy Flux.” (Which is kissing cousin to "Stuffie Flux," and a distant relation to "La Mia Ragazza's Shoe Flux." Heeeee...!!!!) But as for those rope toys, once I start the shredding process and make any sort of respectable headway, la mia ragazza throws away the frazzled toy because it makes a big mess. Pllbbbbblll!!

On the way home, we dropped by my groomer’s place prendere un appuntamento (to make an appointment) for an aire-do next Wednesday. La mia ragazza wants the groomer to strip my sella (saddle) so it stays black, and my furnishings and face need a little work, too. I, Lucia, have never been stripped before but the groomer said that I am “blowing my puppy coat” (fffwwooooooo!!!!) and said stripping would quickly tidy up my darlingest good looks. I guess la mia ragazza changed her mind about cancelling my spa day due to the chewed-‘puter-cord expense, but I think that’s because it’s getting warm here now and she doesn’t want me to be too hot in excess gingery and black furs. It's good that she's a girl, like me. We have an understanding when it comes to the subject of beauty.

Hope you all are having a fabulous fine settimana (weekend), miei cari amici (my dear friends)!

Tanti baci!



Persephone and Buster said...

LUcia!!!! you found my bakery???!!! wow..i didn't know i had one -- although i do like to bake ;o)))
i told you -- no dog or no person is safe -- dunh dunh dunh -- with photoshope around ...
hey! we did the exact same thing today, the trip to buy the super-duper-grow-anywhere-under-
stress-of-pee- or-shade-or-whatever-crappy-sandy-
dirt-you-have GRASS SEED! the humomm is saying cantations over it as we speak....calling up the earth-day gods to make the stuff green and lush so our sensitive little puppy feet can dance over the lawn know what i mean.
to bad on the stripping thing...the humomm sez if you were closer she could show your ragazza how to do this...she just gave us all baths so she'll be scissoring (we have a single coat<---soft) for the next couple of days -- oh joy!
tanti baci to you dolce lucia..
theBUSTER & the gurleez too

Jake of Florida said...

Lucia, Lucky you -- all those treats!!!

As for the stripping, we get "semi-stripped" too -- just as far on our jackets as we can stand it -- and the rest gets clipped and scissored. The result: gingery and black stay gingery and black -- and our dispositions stay sweet and lovable (BOL!!!!!)

We love the Italian lessons!!


Jake and Just Harry

Nelly said...

Hi Lucia!

You are so lucky going to the shops with your Mum! Those are great snacks you chose.

My Mummy has bought some lawn seed too. Now we have a gravelled area where I can go and Mummy says 'Good girl Nelly!' when I go there.

My fur needs some attention soon too. I will be having the same as Jake and Just Harry. Mummy has been pulling little bits out from around my face until now. But we're going on holidays to the seaside soon and Mummy is hoping to get an appointment for an 'Airedo' before then. I go back to my breeder to have it done.

It's so nice to chat with you! I'll add you to my Blobbing Friends list, ok?

Nelly xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

How lucky for you that whatever you want goes into the shopping cart, Lucia! Your mom is obviously a very sweet and loving mom!
We can't wait to see your new Aire-do!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...


Hey Girl!!! Strong work on the lawn destruction...with three of us, we have so called crop circles everywhere...Mumsie wanted our daddy to buy grass seed today, but it didn't happen...sigh...we love it when they put some stinky fertizer on it...then we can roll in it in addition to watering it!!!

Looks like ya hit the jackpot in the pet store...

Hooge kisses right back at ya...

Lacie, Scruffy, and Babystanny

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

Mom has a khoupon fur the granolachewiethingie but she's not gotten her lazy butt-erino in gear to prokhure one fur me!

Woo surely do great work with the landskhaping and the shopping!

Tank woo fur sharing your day!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Lucia!
Sure it was pawesome to go shopping and to get all those yummy treats!
Lucky girl!
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

Mia Cawa Lucia

I think it' s wondewful that you have such a helthy watew pwocessing system!
Succulenti spuntini sounds so much bettew then wegoolaw snacks( I wish Mommi could wetain some of these wonewful lessons, but she's so old it goes in one eaw and out the othew) it's molto triste..anyway, Lucia what a gweat shopping swee you had..those choices you made wew faboolous!
I specially like the ones that wemind you of youw Azzuwo wagazzo..I agwee , e' cosi' awe vewy lucky , cause he loves you sooooo!
have a gweat weekend
smoochie baci

Sally said...

Wow - great sprinkling system - Paddy is trying to have the same effect on D's Roses.
Well done with the shopping - humans always need a little help - do not worry about the rope toys - they never seem strong enough.
We are of to bother D for 'Spuntini' - can you send some of the Blue Dog ones over? They look scrummy

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Martha Basset said...

Hi Lucia
Thank you for visiting our blog and how very nice to meet you!
Where have you been?
We enjoyed reading your blog and see we have lots of friends in common.
We bought grass seed yesterday as we are also very efficient with the fluid processing!!! How it burns the grass - we are looking for some magic remedy.
Can we come visit and share all those treats with you?
Martha & Bailey xx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Wow - what a wonderful shopping spree. The nearest store for doggies is about 60 miles away from us so we rarely get to go. When our Mom and Dad go there, it's usually on a trip to Costco and they are not really dog friendly - so it has to be just the right temperature outside so we can sit in the car.

You know, being a terrier, what strong jaws and wonderful teeth we have. Our huMom gets the largest Nyla bone she can find and it last the 3 of us for about 3 months - we share it. Of course Lilly and Carrleigh do most of their chewing and mealtime, but Piper still needs to chew a lot. Java does his chewing at meal time too!! Mom buys 1/2 dozen of the stringy things at the Dollar Tree when they have them and we shred them, but now it takes us longer than it did when we were young.

Have a Superior Sunday.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Faya said...

You are the perfect Lady ! Shopping, shopping, shopping .... I love shopping too... it is so much fun....
Kisses, Faya

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

Ciao cara Lucia...come stai??
You are so lucky going to the shops with your Mum!!!!!!!!!
Mmmmmmmmmmm...we're drooling.... Those are great snacks you chose!!!!!!
Wish were with you and chewing treats togheter....
Lucky girl!!!!
We love shopping with time do you want come with me???
passa un buon weekend....
dolci bacini...We love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Noah the Airedale said...

So that's the trick ay...point and it goes in the cart. Must remember that hehe.
Looking forward to seeing the new airedo!

Ciao bella

Kirby said...


Our lawn looks just like yours! Dad put some patch stuff on it yesterday, so hopefully the lovely green grass will come back. Way to score all those yummy treats. You sure have a whole bunch to choose from now. Enjoy!!

Your pal,

Sherry said...

Busy chewnola, huh? We'll definitely have to look into that, though frozen peanut butter Kongs last for a good ten minutes, too.

Sherry, Alanis & Miro Monkeybutt

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh my, how exciting the treats sound, especially in Italian Barkage!

My grass here is rather beautifully marked too!

lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxx

Hollie and Janie said...

I want to go shopping with you! I have a feeling the two of us could do some damage at the pet store!!

Mango said...

Blue Dog Bakery! Nom nom nom.
I make crop circles on the grass too with my magnificent pee. But momma says airedale pee is extra potent because my Grandpa Angus Airedale once killed a giant rosebush just with his pee.


Rambo said...

Caio Lucia,
Oh what a fun giorno you had! (I know how you ragazze love per fare spese!
La vecchia signora in my casa loves to shop too!
So your fluid processing system ucciso il prato? You have have some strong urina!! I think most ragazze do.
tanti baci,