Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Homer’s Dog Park in Milan

We’ve been staying in Milan for almost two months now but we’re still not really settled here. When we first arrived here, we were staying in an apartment right next to the city center. This was a great location for the humans to go sightseeing, but not so good for yours truly. The place was a bit of a ‘concrete jungle’ for me...

See what I mean? Where are the parks? Where are the other dogs?

I was even overjoyed when I found the smallest patch of greenery.

Recently, however, we have moved to a new apartment, a little further out of town. It’s not going to be our permanent home in Milan [watch this space in a couple of month’s time], but at least it has something going for it...

... Ta da! This is me arriving in my new local dog park.

I thought I’d better “announce myself” before exploring further.

Then off I went in search of adventure.

Within a few seconds, I thought I was seeing double? No, this is not me, it's another Golden Retriever called Blake. He’s ten months old and very good looking. (That’s probably why I thought I was seeing double!).

“Mama mia!” Aren’t we both booti-ful?

Anyway, Blake and I hit it off straight away, despite the fact that Blake only speaks Italian.

He was soon following my every move.

Two peas in a pod! Blake and me (on the right).

Pretty soon, Blake and I were joined by a few other doggies...

This is Luna. A very friendly female Jack Russell.

Me and Luna introducing ourselves.

Next, this little lady showed up. Her name is Chanel.

This is Blake trying to smell “Chanel’s No. 2”!...

...now Chanel’s trying to smell “Luna’s No. 1”!

Thankfully, as an escape from all of these ‘perfumery shenanigans’, another dog showed up. (Unfortunately, we didn’t catch his name)...

...and then another dog showed up...

...and then another dog showed up...

...pretty soon, it was doggie mayhem.

As I hinted above, we will be moving in to a new home in a couple of months. For the time being, though, I think I’m going to enjoy my sessions at “Homer’s Dog Park in Milan”.


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

That's khool about Blake!

I bet woo two have the hoomans shaking their heads!

Tank woo fur sharing YOUR park and your furiends!


The Thundering Herd said...

Woo - great park. Being a good European dog, we are guessing you speak several languages!

caboval said...

Yay! So glad you found a dog park! LOL on Chanel #2!!!!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Ben said...

Oh la la a beautiful dog park with lots of pals.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Homer!
Glad you found a park to meet lots of friends and have a good time!
Chanel # 2?? Good one!
Kisses and hugs

MAX said...

Hey there Homer
I know we haven't commented for a while, but we have been following your adventures. We are so happy you have found new friends and a new doggie park. We also want to send you our warm greetings.

Dog By Nature said...

Ciao Homer...you and Blake look like you are twins...maybe he is your long lost Italian cousin! So glad you got a park to play in with some new friends.

Snowie Baby said...

hey there! just wanna say hi! uve got a very nice blog and glad ure meeting lots of furpals over at the dog park!

love, snowie

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hey Homer - glad you've moved to a more dog-friendly neighbourhood, although I thought your first place looked very swanky! :-) But it's great to be near a dog-park, as long as there are friendly dogs and no stupid, irresponsible owners...looks like you're OK! I LOVE that photo of you and Blake's butts walking together in unison...you should enter it in Max & JD - the Schauzer Brothers' "Bootylicious" competition!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow! So glad you found that dog park! Are Italian doggies any different? LOL

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

I miss you Homer!!

Sam said...

Good for you, Homer! Blake looks like he will be a wonderful friend during your short stay there! The park look great!


Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so glad you're finally meeting some friends, Homer! The green grass must look so wonderful to you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Thor said...

What a great dog park you found! Lots of friends! Blake is so look a like you! Looks like everyfur had a great time!

Helios said...

wow, blake and you really look soooo much alike! Maybe you're long lost brothers?

Sue said...

Hi Homer! Glad you found a cool dog park with lots of new friends.

I didn't know about the card exchange...I've got the blog with my pups, but not officially a "DWB" member...I wonder if I could still participate....

Sue & the Golden Gang

Chef ·˙ ۛ ♥ said...

Hi Homer. I'm very glad you found a park with so many nice dogs to make friends with. You and Blake could pass for twins! Have you learned how to bark in Italian yet? How's the pizza?

To answer your question, yes, I always take part in it and it IS so much fun.

CIAO fur now, mio amico.


Ms. ~K said...

Happy you found a tree to pee on and so many great doggie friends!
Ciao and Woofs

Elizabeth said...

Hi Homer,
Yes we have signed up for the card exchange!!! Looks like you are doing well!

Elizabeth & Luna

Farley said...

We are so glad your new community has a nice dog park, and that you already met a new Golden friend!