Saturday, July 4, 2009


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 …

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!?!?!

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!?!?

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!!!!

Tanti baci!


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


Woo had lots of fun with those furry pals!

Happy FoURth!


Martha Basset said...

Happy 4th of July to you. We enjoyed meeting your terrier friends.
have a great holiday weekend.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Mango said...

Most unladylike in asking to be let out of the car. But I understand given your great dale pals were waiting for you.


Hamish Westie said...

You can't go wrong with terrier friends (not that I'm biased or anything...)
Cheers, H.
PS Hope the fireworks aren't too loud.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Happy Independence Day -- looks like your weekend is off to a great start!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What handsome Terrier friends you got to play with, Lucia! We are so happy for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Sure you had a pawesome time with your friends, Lucia!
Have a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs

Agatha and Archie said...

Well really that looked like a blast...Happy 4th and we hope you are ok with the fire works..we are not so we will be under the bed.....right now though Arhie is dancing up and down the hall to Yankee Doodle Dandy..Love A+A

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

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww dolce amica Lucia....
Felice felice felice 4 di luglio a te e a tutta la tua famiglia!!!!
Have a great day and be safe!!!! had tons of new friends...
we would love to be with you and celebrate all together!!!
Ci manchi tanto!!!
Dolci baci a carezze a te e alla tua ragazza!!!!
We love you a lot!!!!!
We miss youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!
Ciao ciao

Clive said...

Happy 4th of July!

Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

lots of woofs

TwoSpecialWires said...

Your terrier pals look like good buds! We're glad to have met them!

We're hoping the fireworks went okay for you.... if you have any hints... we're open to any suggestions. Sleep worked best for us.

Back to sleep,
Jake and Fergi

Stanley said...


How completely coolio droolio! My girl had a similar story as to why and how she fell in love with Dales! That Cache, his mama Alyce, and their buddy Mick look like they were tons of fun. I can see how you would have a blast with them.

I have to say that I understand why your Busterino is so smitten with you. You are a gorgeous Airegirl, and I can't wait to celebrate the day you were born!

Goober love & smooches,

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Lucia
We hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. You've got some great terrier maties there.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What beautiful new pals your ragazza found for you. We know it was fun.

Beautiful flag pic at the beginning of your post. And our Mom loved the history lesson.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Nelly said...

Hi Lucia,
Those are very handsome and beautiful Airedale friends you have got. I bet you had the best time!
Did you have to bark a lot to be let out?
You have beautiful white teeth ...
Nelly xx

Inky and Molly said...

What a handsome bunch you all are!

Asta said...

Cawa Lucia

No wondew you wewe anxious to get out of the many handsome and bootiful must have felt like heaven. I hope youw little eaws awe not sowe fwom the fiwecwackew noises, but it would even be wowf that to be able to visit wif such tewwific pals.
I hope you get to visit yoooouw Nonna again soon
tanti smoochie baci

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh my Lucia, it looked like you had such a grand time with your pals.

Belated Happy 4th of July too! From us all here in Marvin Land xxxxx

Molly and Taffy said...

Lucia, what a fabulous time you had playing with your new friends. You are a very lucky girl.

Molly and Taffy

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We can't wait for your barkday, Lucia, but in the mean time, it looks like you had one pawsome 4th of July! It's always sooooo much fun to get together with other terrier pals...especially of the 'dale variety!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Eric said...

What a great July 4th and WOW!! Meeting all those new square pals. They are bella, bella, bella, like you. I'm wagging you had such a blast with them. Hope you can go back for more fun sometime.

Wiry loves and kissies Eric xxx

Persephone and Buster said...

wow luciahhhh... pretty neat place to visit.... all those aireeedales bouncing around must have been fun to watch. tell them to be verrrrry careful of my dolce lucia.
mebbe i should say, be gentle with all those aireedales. hey is that where you learned to dig the holes in the ground?...
i'm glad you had a lovely fourth of july...we had some fireworks over the little lake.. it was very pretty to watch...and listen to the boombadee boooms...
can't wait for the luchiahhh birthday. a whole year!
theBUSTER, Ms.Blue & Ms. Persephone

erin said...

I love car rides too, but I like to ride shotgun and stick my head out the window whenever my girl lets me. You are so lucky to get to play with other terriers. Mick is really cute too. Irish Terriers get along great with Airedales. I'll tell you why, it's because us Irish might be smaller than Airedales but in our heads we're really big dogs. Hope you had a great time.
PS How did you do with the fireworks?