Saturday, April 4, 2009

Troppo Occupato!

She’s been busy, I’ve been bored … that spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e
Un italiano lezione in una storia
(An Italian Lesson in a Story)

Ciao miei amici!

You know those days when you want your umana (hooman) to AGGIORNA (update) YOUR BLOGGIE, ALREADY and to giocare (play) but no matter how long you sit nicely and stare at her sweetly,

she just won’t stop working to pay much attention to you? And you know how you stubbornly refuse to give up because you just know that if she’d take a short break and lanciare la palla (throw the ball) with you, she’d really like it? And you know how you bark a little to remind her of this, but nothing happens, so then you bark louder and a lot more …

… until she gets up from her scrivania (desk) and says, “Let’s go outside,” and you’re really happy? And you know how you both walk outside and she clips on your lead and then goes back inside so you instantly realize that “let’s go outside,” really means, “you’re going outside” and you get a little … irritati (irritated)? And you know how you look around your yard, feeling frustrated, until you spot the dirt in the giardino fiorito (flower garden) and trot over to check it out, and even though you KNOW you’re going to catch the dickens later for doing it, you don’t care and so you start to … dig? And then you know how, before you realize it, your viso e zampe (face and paws) are all dirty and there’s un grande buco (a big hole) in the flower garden and lots of mud everywhere? And then you know how you hear la porta (the door) open and you think, wuh-ohhhh and then you hear something like this:


Well, that happened to me today. Sigh. Or maybe giggle … I don’t know which, really!! BTW, mia ragazza is testing out a new photo editing program that she found on the Internets – can you tell!!?!? She thinks drawing those red horns on my noggin is realllllly funny. Hmmph.

And now, under the heading of, “Not Related to the Original Bloggie Topic but Very, Very Important,” here’s a molto speciale (very special) ode to Principe Azzurro. The literal translation of Principe Azzurro is “Blue Prince,” but it’s also an Italian idiom for “Prince Charming.” How perfetto (perfect) for mia dolce Busterigo (my sweet Buster!) the Kerry Blue Terrier!

Yes, I know it’s a little silly and not at all on the level of Busterigo’s magnifico (magnificent) haiku, but I had to come up with something quickly when mia ragazza pulled the rug out from under THIS, which I WAS going to write to Principe Azzurro:

“Who knows? Perhaps the same bird echoed through both of us yesterday, separate, in the evening...”

Sigh ... such belle, romantice parole (beautiful, romantic words)! But mia ragazza said someone named Rilke already wrote them
and if I pretended that I wrote them, it would be plagiarism. Oh, le complicazioni di romanticismo! (Oh, the complications of romance!)

Tanti baci!


Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We're so glad you're back. We were beginning to be a little worried about you. We love digging too and have almost broke our Mom from letting us be alone outside - keep digging - it will work.

Our huMom wants to know what photo program your ragazza is testing out. We don't want red horns but she seems to think they are really funny. Humans and their sense of humor - we'll never understand.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Sherry said...

Lucia, a person must realize that a terrier has got to dig. There's just nothing like sticking your nose deep into the dirt and inhaling that fragrance of worms, bugs, decay and little furry creatures.
Alanis & Miro

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

Now, khan woo khombine Italian AND Khyraese?

The horns?

The things we endure due to our moms!


TwoSpecialWires said...

(This is Fergi.)

You really made me giggle. Your horns remind me of My Farfel. He has horns like that, too. :) It must be the breed, because *I* never have had horns show up.

I'll be back. I want to see if they grow!

Heeeeeheeeeeeheeee. You're funny.

Noah the Airedale said...

Ah we cant believe you deserve those horns Lucia. You're just too sweet. I hope your pinkie stops working and starts playing soon.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Lucia!
Those evil horns are funny!
All that digging sounds pawesome!
Too bad I don't have a yard to dig in!
Have a good night
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

Mi Cawa Lucia
I know exackly how those things can happen, xept I have no "outside" to sent to, but if I did, I would cewtainly, do some gawdening like you and wind up wif little devil howns, hehehe.
Youw poem to youw sweet Pwincipe Azzuwo is almost as bootiful as wilke's mostly,b ecause it comes fwom youw cuowe.

tani smoochie baci

Faya said...

Sweet little Devil ! And so no it is impossible...
Buster has a lot of chance...
Love is in the is in the air.....
Kisses, Faya

Asta said...

Ciao Cawa

Come back and twy to answew my questions at the end of my post..I'd love fow you to win the pwize
smoochie baci

Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Good Morning Lucia,

Tell your Ragazza that it is about a 3 hour drive to Big Stone Gap from where we live. Last summer, Mom and Dad left us in care of Miss Donna and went away for the weekend. They went to Big Stone Gap and watched the outdoor drama "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" and then they went to Cumberland Gap and came back through White Top and Damascus (a place where a lot of backpackers and bicyclist are - they go on the Appalachian Trail there). Mom has thought about reading the books and it might be the next series she gets -she is now reading the Twilight Series and we'll be glad when she is done - more time for us.

Thanks for the info on the Photo Shop Program - we hope we don't get horns too often now!

Blessings for a wonderful Sunday.
Lilly, Piper, Carrrleigh and Java

Hollie and Janie said...

Your mommy is very mean to make you look like a devil'dale! What else were you supposed to do?? I wish you could come help me garden. I just have a ball chasing the garden tiller!!!

Eric said... the DEVIL are you today..harharrr!!Now Pawsonally, I'm liking your naughty look.Did Buster go for it? Now I need to wag off and learn some of those romantic eetalian sayings on your bloggie to say to my dolce...BTW did you see I ate half and eetalian loaf of bread the other day- Mwah- magnifico..!!!!

Wiry wags, Eic

Gonna add you to my pals list Lucia I'll be wagging back over.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Those horns are definitely wrong for you, Lucia! We see a gold halo instead! Digging is an Airedale thing and it's the most normal thing in the whole wide world!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Yeah, I know exactly what you are talking about. I am sometimes also seriously neglected and forced to do velcro dog until momma pays attention to me.

These people need to get their priorities in order.


Kirby said...


Mom has a mini airedale statue that is dressed up like a devil. Many times i've been called a devil dog too. Some for digging, some for just being a bad boy, it's in our nature. Not much we can do about that...he he!!! Keep up the great work!

Your pal,

Ruby said...

Great post - don't you just get so bored when the humans are 'busy'. I think you were right to go dig a hole - fresh dirt is so invigorating. Serves 'em right, I say.

ps. love your horns you little devil!


Asta said...

Lucia , mi cawa amica,
Gwacia tnate fow the nice comments to mommi and Daddi, and Bwava!!!
You got almost all the questions wight,xept fiwst show was in vienna, and Daddi was dwessed like that ,cause mommi had a stoopid idea, hehehe(but I think he looked adowable despite the suit)
tanti Baci

Digsby Mac Feegle said...

Why oh why must we be the ones who suffer when our people get busy? It is so unfair. You keep barking and digging, soon you will get the attention you deserve.

Persephone and Buster said...

bongiorno my dolce biscotti LUCIA!!!! these humans....they do have to be properly trained <----mine was a "shower"?!? now what's that about? anyhow, these lackeys have finally given me the time i needed to respond ... as to THE PINK WILSON... i love it! i thank you -- i will kerry it with me always it will become one of the "elite" wilsons in my HUGE collection.
photoshop <----it's will never be safe...your ragazza will have just to much humomm says it's the best thing since they invented dog bones.
plagerism <----ooooooh that's is good that she does tell you about such things blogettes need to know where that fine line of appropriation and ART and stealing is so we can continue to have fun ;o) the dirty face and go girl..we all do look cute when getting in trouble! and you are especially "cute" your very own irish street thug, and principe azzurro, theBUSTERIGO

tula said...

Hi Lucia!

No worries, the rest of us doggies no bettah than to think you are devilish:) You tried to tell Ragazza...geesh!

Happy Easter--

Toodles, tula