Tuesday, 20 October 2009

When Homer Met Paco (and Milo and Maya)

As you know, I’ve been blogging for several years now and I’ve made many ‘blogging buddies’ during that time. Unfortunately, all of them (I mean you!) have remained ‘virtual’ friends, confined to the pages of the Internet.

Recently, however, a momentous event occurred. Missus and Dad packed me into a car and we all drove off into the Italian countryside. I had no idea what was in store for me, but what a great surprise I got when we arrived at our destination!

Guess who was there to meet us?

Ta-da! It was none other than Milo and Paco. These are two of my most favourite characters from the blogging world…

... and, of course Maya...

... not to mention their humans, Simona and Marco.

Simona, Paco and Milo were waiting to greet me when I arrived...

... but it was Maya who introduced herself first.

To begin with, we were a bit cautious about getting to know each other. You know how us boys are?

But pretty soon, we were all good pals.

Let me introduce you to my new family of friends:

This is Paco. Missus made the mistake of saying that he looked a bit ‘fat’. Simona insisted that he’s just big boned!

Here’s Milo. Simona really loves him...

... see what I mean?

Even Dad was smitten by Milo!

And this is Maya. She’s always in a crazy pose!

For instance, you’ll often see her chewing sticks, stones or anything she can get her paws on.

Maya took a particular liking to me...

She was always following me.

And trying to get me to play with her.

Here’s Simona with Missus. Aren’t they booti-ful?

And finally, here’s Marco.

Missus thinks he looks like Gary Oldman.

Marco, Simona, Paco, Milo and Maya live in a booti-ful villa with an idyllic setting.

Wow! Look at this amazing view from their home.

Anyway, enough of these formalities. Here’s some photos of us all frolicking around.

“Right, which way should we go?”

Maya and me headed straight for Marco...

... and then Maya headed for Simona...

... and then Maya headed for Dad.

Milo just wanted to be petted by his humans...

... whereas Paco just made funny faces at us.

The four boys altogether...

...and here we are all (minus Missus who’s taking the photo) milling around in the booti-ful setting.

We all had a truly wonderful day and can’t wait for our next get-together .


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

Mom and I are furry jealous woo got to meet all of them

AND see THAT beaWOOtiful view!

I bet it was the bestest day!

Tank woo fur sharing it with us!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Aw...I am just SO jealous!!! That looks like the most awesome day - how cool to meet some blog friends from another country in the flesh!

And what a BEAUTIFUL place those Italian Goldens live in!!!

Honey the Great Dane

Scout 'n Freyja said...

What a great day for everyone - dog and human being. WOWZA! It must have been so thrilling to meet friends that you have only known through cyberspace! So cool!

Farley's Mom said...

That is so wonderful that you got to meet your blogging friends in person! These are great photos and we are so happy for all of you :)

Dog By Nature said...

It looks like you had a pawsome visit with Paco, Milo, Maya , Simona and Marco! Waht a beautiful place to run around and such great views! Good luck on your house hunting, we hope you get settled soon!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow, how exciting! That had to be one awesome day! I loved seeing the pictures!

caboval said...

This is just the greatest post Homer!!!! What a beautiful place they live in!!! Oh how we wish that you could come and visit us too! You are lucky to live close to them!!!! These are just great pictures!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Ciao Homer.
I'm so jealous! You went visiting Paco, Milo and Maya?
Look at all of you grinning ears to ears, y'all had so much fun playing outdoor. And your hoomans and Paco's hoomans are the sweetest people on earth, viva virtual-turn-true friendship.
Imagine there's no country, oh I'm so happy I feel like barking Strawberry fields now.
Love ya, please continue show and tell your adventures in Italy.
Love ya.

The OP Pack said...

How lucky for all of you to meet!!! we read about your wonderful day at Paco, Milo, and Maya's blog too. It must have been so much fun. Thanks for sharing more pics of a fun day.

Woos, the OP Pack

SGR said...

Woof! Hi There, I'm Sugar. You sure a lucky dog - you got to meet my friends (Paco, Milo, Maya and their human parents) They are sure great!!! Anyway, just want to say hello and making new friends. Looking forward to your visit to my blog. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Sam said...

I wish Sam could come and play with you too! It looks like you had a wonderful day. We hope you have many more of them!


The Thundering Herd said...

So cool you got to meet them. Always great when the cyber world merges with the real world.

We were catching up on your blogs and our hu-dad was having flashbacks. He used to work some in Rotterdam and always enjoyed the experience.

Dino and Family said...

You know what? I am super jealous you got to meet Paco, Milo and Maya!!! How awesome!!! You are going to have so much fun with them! Love, Dino