Thursday, August 27, 2009

To dig ... or to dive??? That is the question...

Ciao miei amici!

I, Lucia, have been away from bloggieland for a very long time and have missed all of my pals hooogely! Here I am, looking solitario (lonely) and molto triste (very sad)…

The fact is, a volte (sometimes) we have to look after il mio nonno (my grandpa) for a bit, and when we do … poof!

Without much – any!! – notice, we seem to scomparire (disappear) into thin air, like a mysterious magico atto (magic act). (Hmmm … does that make me the Great Ludini???? Or maybe Lucia Coppairefield….???? Heeeeeeeeee!!!!) Of course, we really haven’t disappeared; we are just away from the ‘puter for a while.

But … speaking of magically disappearing, while la mia ragazza and I, her darlingest gingery-furred Lucia, were away, I learned that my Principe Azzurro (Prince Charming), Busterigo,

and his famiglia (family) are thinking of disappearing down a rabbit hole – figuratively speaking -- into the vast nether-lands (will there be gouda? Mmmmm … gouda…)

in search of avventure (adventures) in Oz, lead by the intrepid Ms. Sephie and the insightful Ms. Bailey Blue. The problem, as I understand from il mio dolce Buster (my sweet Buster), is where to start digging this magical tunnel into fantastical new worlds. I discussed it with la mia ragazza and she said, “I don’t really know where to begin, Lucia, but I’d avoid tight, narrow passageways if I were you. They’re very creepy.” When I asked her why, she told me about a long, twisty trip she took up a flight of 463 steep steps in a dark, low-ceilinged corridor in Firenze (Florence), to the very tippy top of Signore Brunelleschi’s magnifico dome of the duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore.

She said that anydoggie with claustrophobic tendencies ought to avoid such kinds of confined places. Santa vacca, Santa Maria! I, Lucia, will heed questo consiglio (this advice) and will pass it along to il mio amato azzurro ragazzo (my beloved blue boy)! (Of course, la mia ragazza completely missed the point: Busterigo and his Kerry kin are digging DOWN, not climbing UP …. Sheesh!!!)

Ah, I digress … now, back to the conundrum of where to commence the dig. Ho un'idea!! (I have an idea!!) When I was visiting la mia zia (my aunt), Conni, and la mia cugina (my cousin), Heidi, last month, we drove past this place …

It is called Ruby Falls, and it has an amazing underground cascata (waterfall) …

Well, it made me think: perhaps not all passaggio sotterraneo (underground passage) entrances are meant to be dug. Maybe, just maybe, some are meant to be … dog paddled! As in … water! Eureka! I, Lucia, sat down with la mia ragazza at the lappytop and started to research potential watery entrances into magnificent adventures, explorations and fun. And of course, because I adore il colore azzurro (the color blue) so very, very much, I asked la mia ragazza to type “blue + water” into Google. Up popped page after page after page of results, which I steadfastly and dutifully plowed through until I stumbled on this: The Grotta Azzurra di Capri , in my beloved Italia!

A secret cave entrance!!! And it’s bluuuuuuuuuuuuuee!! Heeeeeeeee!!! Could the starting point for my blue boy’s big dig actually be a big dive through the Blue Grotto? Hmmm. Or!!! Perhaps there is a watery starting point right in Busterigo’s summertime back yard, The Pond!!!! Santo fumo!! The doorway to the big dig could be right under their collective blue noses…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stay tuned to the Kerry Blues’ bloggie for more details because something tells me this is one itinerary you won’t find on Google maps….

Tanti baci!


Persephone and Buster said...

santa vacca my dolce lucia.. you kept your public on pins and needles.. HAH! fooled them huh? i'm thinking water.. now that you have thought of water too...the blue grotto is beeeeUteeful..maybe we can dig UP to it on our way down we can swim in the blue would be lots of fun. wooOOOoooo00 !! i can not wait to start the DIG --the DIVE -- THE ADVENTURE -- we can pick you up in the-land-of-O-in-front-and-back and check a few of these holes out..or just start our two foot dig dance.. hmmmmm...i'm dreaming.....
much amore, your principe azzuro, BUSTERIGO
having a very hard time waiting to pick you up for the adventure..

Mango said...

You are looking lovely as ever.

Do be careful of those underground tunnels. You never know what you might find down there.


Inky and Molly said...

We would very much like to be on your dig team. We have a lot of skill!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Please just be sure everyone is very careful. We'd miss you if any of you got stuck or lost.

Tunnels sort of scare us. Unless they are tunnels under the covers in the bed. That's different.

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lucia!
Glad to see you again!
Tunnels? Hmmm... I think I am not brave enough to go through one!
Kisses and hugs

Martha Basset said...

H Lucia
We missed you - so nice to see you back although you were looking a little sad in your pictures at the start of your post.
We are excellent diggers - just ask our mum - can we come help you?
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Dear Lucia,

We are so glad that you are back. We had been concerned about you, but figured you were busy - and you were.

If you need any experienced diggers, just let us know. Our Mom says we could dig a tunnel to China.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Clive said...

This dig / swim looks like it is going to be some epic adventure!

We can't wait for the next instalment!

Take care

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That's some lovely blue water in that cave, and it looks very unlikely to be the hiding place for any horcruxes or similar things.

tula said...

hi Lucia!
waggs waggs waggs --you're back to bloggieland! wait, the gouda cheese has got me all distracted!

this sounds like mucho funballs. the blue cave is the perfect spot- but ask mango about going underground..


Agatha and Archie said...

SANTA VACCA we missed you!! As for which to do dig or dive? You're kidding right?? This is a joke right?? dig or dive? is there any question?/really THINK ABOUT THIS A LITTLE MORE....of course dig..Love A+A ps Archie says to tell you that he has been watching a lot of cooking shows( he thinks he might want to be a chef) and Italian is his favorite...

Maggie and Mitch said...

We've missed you, Lucia!
hummmmmm, this tunnel idea sounds kinda creepy to us! We can't wait to hear part II to see how this adventure pans out!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Hey Lucia, tunnelling sounds a molto bene idea to me. The Water plugholes,uh oh no no.Mom went into the beautiful blue grotto by boat which was indeedy blue and bella bella like you, but she though the boat would never get out cos with the swell of the sea no room...yikses!!! Stick to tunnels Lucia please!

Wiry loves and kisses Eric xxx

Duffy said...

What an adventure!
Thanks for the Italian lesson on the side.

And thanks for visiting my inaugural blog.
Luv, Duffy

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

Welkhome bakhk my pal!

I'm just getting here fur we when down The Blog Hole and are slowly digging our way up and out!

PeeEssWoo: Tank woo fur stopping by my khorner!

Asta said...

Mia Cawa Lucia
I have missed you so..I know how it is..sometimes i disappeaw too..the hooman's wowld has too many pwoblems and distwwactions.I adowe those pictoowes of you. you awe the most bootiful aiwegiwl in the wowld!! It must be beacause you'we Italian. Mommi says all Italian giwls awe bootiful.

I love youw ideas fow youw dawling Bustewigo's pwoject. I'm suwe he will too
smochie kisses

Tee said...


We missed you and our italian lessons! Imagine us malaysian doggies picking up smattering of italian. That would impress the chief for sure! hehehe.

licks and wags

The DOg Woods Pack

Hollie and Janie said...

Grazi for the website! I went to it immediately and found several things I must have! You are so thoughtful!! I hope you are well, my sweet friend!!
PS.... I really wish we could have a shopping day! Wouldn't that be fun!!