Ciao miei amici!
It’s the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day here in gli Stati Uniti (the United States)! The Fourth of July is the anniversario (anniversary) of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which took place on July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
It’s also a fine settimana (weekend) when friends and families celebrate with picnics, parties and fireworks – and, of course, many delicious summertime treats! As for those fireworks, I’ve heard OF them, but because I wasn’t born until the end of Luglio (July) last year, I’ve never actually HEARD them. Should I be checking the medicine cabinet for cotone (cotton) to put in my orecchie (ears)??? Hmmmm ….
In my last post, I promised more details on my new terrier buddies and how I came to meet them. So... here’s the scoop: It all started on Father’s Day, when la mia ragazza and I, Lucia, went to see her papa -- who is my hooman nonno (grandpa). In the car with the patate in insalata (potato salad), la mia ragazza’s flippy-flops and the doggie kennel was this darling gingery-furred passenger:
As you can see, I enjoy being chauffeured in the back seat as opposed to riding shotgun, which, in our car, is simply too confining for one as physically expressive as I am. I always relish (mmmm …. relish ...) these road trips because A) I get to sniff the air of new territories as we cruise through them ; B) I get to have a cup of ghiaccio (ice) from McDonalds, which I crunch to smithereens in the backseat; and C) I always end up visiting somewhere divertente e eccitante (fun and exciting), which usually affords my sociable self the opportunity to make new friends!
Once there, I visited with Grandpa for a while – he always gives me the tastiest snackies! – and then la mia ragazza and her sorella, my Zia Concetta (aka, Auntie Conni!) went for another short ride to a nearby doggie daycare, where la mia ragazza had made arrangements for me to spend some time playing with new pals. Yayyy! Now, this is no ordinary doggie daycare, nosignorrrre … this is a doggie daycare that’s home to magnifico Airedale-boy Cache, his mama, Alyce, their Irish Terrier buddy, Mick, and three other visiting Aire-pals!!!! Santa vacca!!! For an only-doggie like me, it was a thrilling treat to be surrounded by so many terrier kin!!!
Here we are arriving … my head was out the finestrino (car window) immediately to greet everydoggie!
Look closely at this fotografie. Can you see what I see!?!?! Buddies!!!!
Um, I would appreciate it very much if someone could kindly let me out of the car.
That’s right, you need to open the door, and please be quick about it; as you can plainly see, I have friends waiting. Come on, come on, come on …
Here is handsome Cache. He is the very first Airedale la mia ragazza ever played with in person, and she was instantly and totally smitten with him and with his mama, Alyce. Aren’t they both adorable!?!?
LET ME OUT!!!! Puh-leeeeeeeeze!!! What’s a girl have to do to get someone to open the car door for her!?!?! Is chivalry dead!?!?!
Another fotografia of Cache (la mia ragazza is head-over-heels for this pupster … she took lots of pictures of him). That’s his buddy, Mick the Irish terrier, with him.
Here’s sweet Alyce again … mwahhh!
… and Mick, saying, “Hello there, Lucia!” (Ciao Mick!!!)
I had the BEST time with my terrier pals, miei amici – words can’t begin to describe the fun!!! La mia ragazza says I can go back to visit everydoggie there the next time we drive to her papa’s --- and I already can’t wait!!!!