Monday, June 8, 2009

La Morta Anatra

Doing Away with the Doldrums by Doing in the Duck

Ciao miei amici!

I just didn't know what to do with myself today. It was too hot to play outside for very long and la mia ragazza seemed to spend more time with the washy machine and the 'puter than she did her darling gingery Lucia. Pllllbbbbbbll!!
Giving me ear scritchies is better exercise for la mia ragazza's fingers than typing on the 'puter!!! Wait until you see how I took care of THAT ..... heeeeeeee!!!

Oh, la mattina (the morning) began with great promise, to be sure: I had some squisito (delicious) yogurt in my kibble AND got to lick il cucchiaio (the spoon) so lots of the yogurt got into my beard while a little dab landed on my charming nose, provoking a round of magnificent sneezing (aaaaaaaaaaachooo!). Then, once my breakfast had settled and I had visited some – ahem – private areas in my yardie, la mia ragazza and I played relay toss-and-catch with some of my stuffies and tennis balls, including the Big Blue Wubba ball – which, after an invigorating workout with my efficient white teeth, was fully freed from its blue Wubbaness. Yet despite my rough handling, it still maintained its delightfully ticklish voice:

After I spent several moments of listening to my blueless Wubba ball and my AirSqueaker ball sing, despair set in. I shuffled around mia casa (my house) in search of something else to do. Yawwwwwwwnnnnn.

I went outside and barked for a while … ho hummmmm ... then made a quick check on Little Pompeii and while I was there, innocently minding my own beeswax, la mia ragazza snuck up and …

FURMINATED ME! Santa vacca!

It was too hot and hoooomid to stay outside for long, so I came back inside and thought about body slamming through the doors of la mia ragazza’s office, something I think about doing a blue million times a day but rarely attempt to actually try. Why?? Because the doors are always being guarded by the hateful, malevolent, evil red sucky monster,*** which inhales adorable Lucia fluffs that have gone AWOL, so I exercise great caution near it (….grrrrrrr…..)

(NOTE from Lucia's ragazza: I keep the vacuum in front of my office doors on purpose. Lucia hates the vac, which keeps her from slamming through the doors and grabbing whatever she can from my desk.It’s more effective than a deadbolt lock.)

Finally, I decided to take a nap and curled up on the cool tile floor in the kitchen …zzzzzzzzz

I woke up a little while later, invigorated and refreshed, spotted my gialla anatra (yellow duck) and wandered over to chat with him a bit. But once I got up close and sniffed his sweet ducky smell, I decided I should give him a bacio (smoochie) … and then … well, one thing led to another and … um, you can see for yourself:
(Icky blanket alert! It looked better in the IKEA catalog than it did on the guest bed -- but now it does a good job of protecting the cushions from my paws!)

OH, THE DUCK-MANITY! OH, THE CANARD-AGE! Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

But even after ALL THAT the little yellow guy still had something to say! Listen:

At first, la mia ragazza thought I was channeling the duck, but really -- giggle!!! -- I just had the duck’s voice box and was making it talk. She took it away and put it up high on the shelf where I couldn’t reach it. Booooo!

Alas, poor ducky ... I knew you well....

Tanti baci!

PeeEss! Two important things are happening on Tuesday -- first, I, Lucia, am spending the morning at the spa for a bubble bath and summer grooming. And second, the Dell computer service technician is stopping by to install a new keyboard in la mia ragazza's 'puter. I chewed up the "J" key this afternoon! Heeeeeeeeee!!!!


Faya said...

Lucia I am so proud of you ! Wooohooo you are a real little monster like me and Dyos ! Woooohooo for Lucia ! But can you tell me why the "J" ? Is it because of Jack or Just Harry ????
Kisses, Faya

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Fortunately "J" is not a very common letter ... except, hey, wait, I need it to spell my name! ;-)

Sally said...

Wow - well done - J is as good a letter as any - plus if it keps your Ragazza off the computer and spending time with you - then well done! I like how you treat your toys - Paddy is starting to do that - we found fluff everywhere and a very ripped up dragon recently.

Paddy is doing well thank you for your comments -

Lots of licks

Martha Basset said...

Good work Lucia - we are very proud of you! Great job on the duckie!
It does sound hot there so relax and take it easy.
Hope you have more stuffies to keep you amused.
Martha & Bailey xxx
ps we loved the little video with your hiding your ball down the side of the chair!

Molly and Taffy said...
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Molly and Taffy said...

Lucia we think you had a really busy day yesterday.
What we are wondering is why did you pick the J key, was it tastier than the others.Do the keys have different flavours. Is this something we should try out?

Have a fantastic day at the Spa. You are bound to look even more beautiful when you come home.

Molly and Taffy.

Pee s Thank you for your lovely comments on our blog, and visiting us trillions of times, you are wonderful.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We don't know why our people have those vacuum sentries posted in places that we need to investigate. Our parents have one posted in front of the bedroom closet. It keeps us out - and we know there are probably some things in there that we need to check out.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

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

It is ALWAYS the khute ones woo must watch the khlosest!

Grrrreat job!


Maggie and Mitch said...

You had a very productive morning, Lucia! First Wubba and then the duckie! What next??!!
Dad lost the M on his laptop but we swear, it wasn't our fault!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...

How busy you were!

That poor duck!! Well, I thought you did a great job myself but the little man did get a touch upset at the photos!!

lots of woofs

SEDONA said...

Ciao Lucia!
We saw your posting on Lovely Lorenza's website and had to check you out.
My human speaks Italian and she got a kick out of your post! And she taught me a new word: she said you're a BIRICHINA...I don't know if that's good or bad!
Hope you come visit my blog sometime.
Tua nuova amica,

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Lucia! What a talent you are!! Here are a few J words for you when you need them (just copy & paste): juicy, jewelry, just, January.

If you need anymore, just give me a shout out!!

I prefer cardboard when I'm bored. It's more tastey than plastic!

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

ciao dolce Lucia!!!!
Ci manchi tanto tanto!!!!
We hate when out is toooooooooooooooo we must invent something to do!!!!!!!!
Luckily we're 2 so we can play one against other!!!
we would love come to you and play con la nostra dolce amica!!!!!
great Job with the yellow duck!!!
Furminator time!!!!!!!!!!
Mom has bought one for us past month and we HATE when she use it!!!!!!!!
all our wonderful fur going into the garbage......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....
but you look Gorgeous!!!!
sei bellissima mentre dormi...e siamo felici di essere tuoi amici!!!!!!
Ti vogliamo tanto tanto tanto bene!!!!
Dolci bacini a te e alla tua ragazza!!!!!!!!!!

Eric said...

Lucia! Wow! What a wonderful ventriloquist. I swear you were quacking without hardly moving your lips.

And you got furminated before going to the Spa? Gee wizz, your leggeded is like mine. Mom sometimes baths me before I go to the Spa.....molto mad eh?

Wiry wags n kissies, Eric xxx

Mango said...

You were very busy for such a dull day. That was spooky what you did with the duck. I bet your mom freaked out, huh?


Asta said...

Cawa Lucia

You cewtainly make the most of a good many things to do and you still had time to help youw wagazza get a new key fow hew pootew..that was vewy thoughtful of you.I hope you had a wondewful time at the spa!
I'm suwe you awe even mowe bella than oosual(if that's possible)
Smoochie baci

Persephone and Buster said...

hi hi Luciahhhhhh...hmmm i thought i posted something about the "J"...guess it went in and flew out of my head... J huh? jewels,jellybelly, jet...hmmmmmaybe that's it i'lll fly to see you on a jet and bring you far as jellybelly welllllllll jellybeans are yummmmy.
looks like the duckie is a flat duck now..i like to take those things out too.. but you did it quite well QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK!!! oops just a hint from me...if that red monster isn't plugged in....well you can pretty much take it out. and. seeing what you've done w/bricks and ducks well, psssst don't tell the ragazza but all that "stuff" in the bag would make for hours of fun.
theBUSTER (hiding from the onslaught ;O) )
Ms.Persephone (oops don't give her any more ideas bozo) & Ms.Blue (now now children..)

Agatha and Archie said...

OK we have all stopped laughing long enough to write....Channeling the duck..hee hee....the letter J...hoo hoo hoo......furminated...SANTA VACCA..ha ha ha ha hah oh no here we go again..We got baths was not pretty......Love and kisses A+A

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lucia!
I can see you have been very busy!
I can't believe you did that to the "J"!
Kisses and hugs

Hamish Westie said...

Wow, Lucia, you are making me feel very lazy...
In fact, it's already time for another nap...
Zzzzzz, Hamish.
PS I am quite old you know.

Stanley said...

Sweet Lucia Girl!

My girl and I are TOTALLY DIGGIN' all of the juicy schnoz photos of you, and any other photos that feature you fuzz face. It has been too long since I stopped by for my Italian lesson. I hope I can catch up.

Continue to give your papa di regazza healing goob smooches from Stella & I. We're glad to hear he's doing better. Bummer you didn't get to go see him, but it sounds like you are an effervescent and expressive girlie and could easily distract him from the healing process. Sounds like your kennel treated you well and you were surrounded with friends.

It is obvious to me that you are a stuffie surgeon of the highest order and that no squeaker or duckie noise maker or anthing else of the type will ever get past you for long. Just remember... that duckie gave his life in the interest of your sanity.

Give goob somoches to your mama too, and take some for your sweet self!

Goober love,

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

You are sooooo funny, Lucia! We used to have a ducky sort of like yours, but he 'sploded right in front of Poppy's face! Mom grabbed the voice box (it quacks to the tune of Old McDonald Had a Farm) and put it up on top of the china cabinet. Now, when we don't want to come inside, she squeezes the ducky's voice box and we come RUNNING as fast as we can! Sadly, she NEVER lets us have it! We also have the voice box from Clifford the big red dog that Dad made into a doorbell for the basement door. When you push the button, it sounds like lots of dogs barking!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Hollie and Janie said...

I think it's been way too hot lately, too! I hope you enjoy our spa day, and I can't wait to see pictures!
Love, Janie

Rambo said...

Oh il mio cane! The poor little ducky is morti.
You better be very careful cause the polizia di cagnolino may arrest you too. And you would not like the prigione, I know for sure.Hide it before anyone else sees it.
Tanti baci,

Mango said...

Let me know if you try rally. I might try that too, but right now I have to focus on my agilities because momma says if I get held back in the baby class for the fourth time that I am in big trouble.


Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh I really hope it has cooled down now for you all!

Kimberly & Bell said...



TwoSpecialWires said...

Well, as long as we're working on terrier credentials, we'll take some destuffing lessons from you (though that IS one terrier skill one of us has pretty well mastered and the other one has been known to try on one occasion.) But as for keyboard sampling... we're gonna hold off. We'd send you our J key (though yours is probly fixed by now), but we need it to sign off.

Jake and Fergi