Monday, 31 May 2010


As I write this, I’m on the last leg of a fantastic trip during the past few days. I’ll tell you more about all of my adventures over my next few blogs.

First of all, let me tell you about my visit to Assisi. We set off on Friday afternoon for our long journey from Lodi to Assisi.

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Here’s a map showing the route which we took.

After about five hours, we arrived at our hotel in Assisi.

Wow! This hotel room had two stories. Here I am downstairs, in my lounge...

... and here I am upstairs, in my bedroom.

Enough of the hotel. I want to show you around the booti-ful town of Assisi. It is especially famous for the life and times of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals.

This is me and Dad setting off to explore the town.

First we went to the Saint Rufino Cathedral.

Me and Missus in front of the cathedral.

In fact, being such a holy place, Assisi is filled with chuches.

The one in the background is the Basilica of Saint Clare.

Of course, the most famous religious building in Assisi is Saint Francis’ Basilica. This is the burial place of Saint Francis.

Aside from the many churches, there were plenty of other booti-ful sites to see.

For instance, here I am with Dad in front of Temple of Minerva.

Me and Missus with the Umbrian countryside behind us.

And here we are falling in love again in front of the fountain in Assisi’s main square.

Me and Dad in one of Assisi’s many charming streets.

And here’s yours truly without the humans.

The place was so endearing, I couldn’t help leaving a peemail while Dad wasn’t watching!

Finally, we stopped for lunch at the hotel restaurant before setting off for our next destination.

I wonder where that could be...Watch this space.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Happy Barkday Paco!

Dear Paco,

Wishing you a very Happy Barkday! I hope you get lots of hugs and kisses from your amazing humans, Milo and not forgetting that cheeky little princess Maya.

Hope to see you real soon.

Ciao Bello!

Your pal,


Monday, 24 May 2010

Oh Bologna!!!

This weekend my humans took me on a visit to Bologna – the home of spaghetti bolognese (drooooool)!

Missus picked a special hotel for our stay. Check it out here. They offer services like dog walking and grooming, they have an in-house vet and they provide selected dog foods. What more could a dog want from a hotel? They certainly do their best to make you feel like a VIP (Very Important Pooch!).

Here I am in our hotel room. Check out the doggie bed and the feeder bowls which were waiting for me when I arrived. Unfortunately the bed was a bit too small for me so I made myself at home on the humans’ bed instead.

Once we were settled in, we took our first look around downtown Bologna...

This is me and Dad posing in front of two of Bologna’s famous towers.

Here they are in all of their glory...

...and look at them from this angle. See how much the one in front is leaning!

Me and Missus in front of one the old city gates...

...and me and Dad alongside one of the many cathedrals.

The streets of Bologna were really bustling...

...At one point I thought it might be easier to get around in this little car!

Finally, we arrived in the heart of the city, Piazza Maggiore. Before exploring any further, my humans decided to take a well earned break...

Dad, soaking in the sun while I hid under the table.

My humans realised it was getting a bit hot for me so we went inside for some shade.

This gave me the perfect chance to chat up this booti-ful blonde lady: “Can I buy you a drink gorgeous???”

Me and Missus in front of the famous Fontana di Nettuno next to the Piazza.

Here I am with Dad in the centre of the Piazza, with some of Bologna’s historic buildings behind us...

...and here we are from a different viewpoint.

Behind us is the San Petronio cathedral. See how the bottom half is completely different from the top?

As the home of the oldest university in the world, Bologna is teeming with students. Many of them spend their weekends busking in Piazza Maggiore. This makes the place very vibrant. Check out some of the acts...

A very tall human!

Some jugglers.

A flying human lady.

Mr. Spongebob making a phone call.

And there were many other characters milling around...

Even this dog was trying to act like a pantomime horse!

While Dad was watching everyone giving money to the buskers, he suddenly had an idea...

How much could we make by selling ‘pets’ from yours truly?

There were no shortage of takers... this old timer who kept whispering to me in Italian...

...and these youngsters who fell in love with me.

This little one couldn’t stop hugging me!

Next came this couple from Spain who have their own Golden Retriever waiting at home. They were missing him so much that they wanted to adopt me while they were in Italy.

Pretty soon, everyone wanted to pet me...

"How much have we made Dad?"

Dad didn’t answer me. But he seemed very pleased with my day’s work!

All in all we had a wonderful weekend in Bologna. I wonder where we’ll be going next week? Watch this space...

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Tonight's Dinner - Minced Beef, Potatoes and Spinach

Woof everyone!

This is just a very short post about what I had for my dinner tonight.

I had minced beef with potatoes and spinach! Yum...

Oooh... I can't wait! I'm drooling!

Bon appetit!