Thursday, 22 January 2009

Homer from Roma

As I mentioned in my last blog, my humans recently visited Rome. Apparently they had a great time. While there, they discovered some interesting pieces of ancient art.

As you know, I’m a bit of a ‘culture-vulture’ dog and so I thought I’d share some of my humans’ holiday snaps with you...

Ta-da! This is a marble bust of my namesake, Homer.



This is also a bust of Homer. Apparently, he was a very famous ancient Greek poet. You can read more about him here.



Another bust of Homer. I’m so honoured to be named after such an intelligent and famous man. Funny though, I always thought he looked different from the images on these busts...



... something like this?


Anyway, my humans also took some photos of the busts of Greek Homer’s friends. Here are a few...


This is Pythagoras. Apparently he’s good at Maths. Maybe he can teach me how to count?



Here’s Socrates. He was a very famous philosopher (whatever that is?).



This is Diogenes. He was another distinguished philosopher.


Enough of this arty-farty stuff – my head hurts...

PS: On a totally different subject, I want to take this opportunity to wish Missus a very Happy Birthday. I ‘woof’ you. Lots of sloppy licks from ‘The Real Homer’.

25 comments:

Mason Dixie said...

Wow Rome would be so cool, and when I think of Homer, I too think of H. Simpson. he he. Have a great day. =)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Tank woo fur sharing some khulture!


AND Happy Birfday to your special Missus!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Thor said...

Hi Real Homer!
Thanks for sharing these interesting pictures and facts with us. Glad your hoomans had a great time in Rome.
Happy Birthday Missus!

Love,
Thor

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

No philosophers named Mango?? Only Homer?
Wish your Missus a very Happy Birthday. I ‘woof’ you too. Lots of sloppy licks from ‘The Real Mango’.
Muahhhh!

Pipa said...

Oh, Homer, thank God your name is Homer! BOL Can you imagine your hoomans calling you "Hey PYthagoras, come here!", or "Aww, Diogenes, why did you go and chew that?"...
I love your name.
And, by the way, since I was a pup that I love watching the Simpsons... I don't know if it is 'cause of the colors or so... but I stay put and sit quiet and watch it until the end!

By the way... how do you spell my name?? My name is "Peeepa", but it ocurred to me that it must sound diferently, in englis... more like "paipa"... doesn't it?


From intelectual Peeepa, to intelectual Homie, with emotional love


OOOHHHH!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISSUS! I Woof you too!


Pipa

Bailey said...

Hi Homer!

Great blog - maybe you'd like to be blog buddies? - Let me know if you'd like to exchange links!

D'oh!

I'm Bailey!
http://bailey-the-goldenretriever.blogspot.com/

Samantha: said...

Absotutely artalicious! Thanks for sharing the great ancient works of art! Homer: you have some cool folks to live up to! Yahoowwwllll! Love and Licks, Samantha

Lorenza said...

Hi, Homer!
Thanks for this cultural post!
Happy Birthday Missus!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Homer,
Why don't those statues look broken if their busts? We have a theoryem about that Pythagarus guy; a square like him plus be square like crazy = see squares everywhere. When will the Rome people finishing builing the ball park at the top of your posting? It doesn't look anywhere near done yet.
- TBH

Dino and Family said...

Happy Birthday to your Missus too! Give her lots of kisses from me please!

That was a nice introduction of sculptures in Rome. Thanks!

Love, Dino

Bae Bae said...

Woh. there sure is lots of famous Homer... Nice trip your hoomans went

~ Bae

Asta said...

Homer
Those awe vewy cool homers, but none as cool as you!
I hope youw Missus had a vewy Happy Birfday!
I got to go to Wome last Spwing wif my pawents and it was fantastic!(you can see my twip , if you want on my oldew posts..last apwil)
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

The Bumpass Hounds said...

2 Homer from Homer J. (All the Way),
Tell Missus that our gave away her 2 Kirby vacumn cleaner and bought a Dyson "Animal" vacumn which is the best Golden Retriever hair picker upper ever created; it also works well on Newfoundland hair if any ever accidently gets in the house and it is super duper on fin ding Alex, Boru and Jenny cat fuzz, which seems to be all over the place; especially after a kitty Whoopass session.
- Homer J. (TBH)

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Hi Homer

None of those other Homers are as cute as you. Happy Birthday to your Missus.

Tucker and Daisy

Asta said...

Homer
If you want to see my wome twip..it was fwom 4/1-4/6 08 you have to go to the bottom of my posts and hit older posts till you get to it
love you
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Lacy said...

w00f's Homer, me likes ur piksurs, and happy birfday to the missus...

b safe,
~rocky~

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

I like big busts and I cannot lie. (only some of you will get that)

Your dogs are lovely, and your blog was a great find.

Happy Birthday!

Sue said...

Homer, you are, by far, the best looking of all of those "other" Homers!

Happy Birthday Missus!! We home is was wonderful!

Jack, Jill & Kona

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Thanks fur sharing it with us (:

Joey said...

Wow, Homer, you were named after a person with lots of sculptures and culture! Happy Birthday to your Missus from me!

See ya!
Joey

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Hey Homer!

Yes, Waldo's skin is doing better. He's still on lots of medicine, but he has a lot more hair than before. Did you read our most recent update? It was on January 10th.

Wuv,
Dog Mom

Joey said...

Hi Homer! It's nice to come back and see all the Homers again. To answer your question, there was a sign at the dog park saying no puppies under four months were allowed - I'm not sure why, but the vaccination idea is a good one.

See ya!
Joey

caboval said...

Hi Homer! Rome looks cool! HUgs, Joey and Kealani

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

OHHHHHHH Homie!!!!!
sorry for the late...but mum sometimes lost a post!!!!
Happy Birthday to your Missus too! Give her lots of kisses from us please!!!!!!we love you a lot and hope to know you and your family asasp!!!!!!
thanks for sharing with us this cultural post.......
but fo us the only...wonderful....special...handsome Homer.....IS YOU!!!!!!!!!
kisses and licks dear friend!!!!

Pipa said...

Homie:

I thought your hoomans had somehow spoken to Spencer's hoomans and obtained some news!

Don't worry, of course that they will understand any misunderstanding! We're all really worried about Spencie, that's the truth!

I wish that our strenght could somehow pass to him and get through this to live much more years.

:(


Pipa