Monday, 19 July 2010

Homer in Roma

Ever since my humans visited Rome and told me all about my namesake, Omero, it has been an ambition of mine to visit this great city. Well, following our visits to Pisa and Siena a few weeks ago, I finally made it there. Here are some photos from our trip:

My first stop was St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. I had a good sniff around, but I couldn’t find the Pope anywhere!

Me and Missus in front of St. Peter’s Basilica.

And here we are with a couple of soldiers from the Swiss Guard. They were booti-ful. (But not as booti-ful as me!).

After our tour of the Vatican, we took a break to have a bite to eat.

Once refreshed, we headed off to explore the rest of Rome...

Here’s Grandma and me in front of the Trevi Fountain.

Grandma, Dad and yours truly at the Trevi Fountain.

Next we took a trip to the Pantheon in the centre of Rome.

Then we were off to the Spanish Steps. Here I am with Missus...

...and here I’m sitting with Dad.

Me and Grandma looking ‘cool’ as we overlook the city of Rome. (BTW, Grandma has left Italy now and gone back to home to England. I really miss her!).

We ended our sightseeing with a visit to the Colosseum...

It was magnificent!

The arch behind us is the Arch of Constantine.

Here’s me, Missus and Grandma getting our picture taken with a Roman soldier in front of the Colosseum.

Unfortunately, all of this exposure to ancient Rome gave Missus an idea...

...Tsk! She couldn’t resist dressing me up as a Roman Gladiator!

"My name is Homeus Maximus, loyal servant to Missus Caesar and definitely better looking than Russell Crowe!"


Sheila and Bob said...

Hi Homer;
Thank so much for the wonderful post and all the nice photos. You sure do get around, Me & my sister are jealous.
You look very official as a Roman Gladiator, and yes you are better looking than any Gladiator we have ever seen.
A Belated Happy 5th Birthday, hope you have Many, Many More.

Hamish & Rescue Sophie & their
Mom & Dad
Sheila & Bob

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Homer!! You have the most amazing adventures and go to the places that I have only dreamed about!! I am sure if the Pope knew that you were in town he would have gladly met you and given you a treat! :-))) I also think if all the Roman Gladiators had been Goldens, there would have been no fighting!!!

The Thundering Herd said...

You make quite the handsome gladiator! Loved all of the pictures of you and that beautiful city.

Rufus and Indie said...

Hi Homer! Great post! Your pics are all pawsome! You are so lucky!
We loved your last pic! So funny!

Rufus and Indie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Homer!
Wow! Sure you all had a pawesome time there!
Glad your Grandma was there too!
You are the best Roman Gladiator I have ever seen and yes.... much more handsome than Russell Crowe!
Thanks for sharing the pictures!
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

OMD! laughing out loud at the gladiator. yes you're waaaay more handsome!

I'm in Switzerland now finalizing on a house and applying for residency. then going back home to get things packed. no move date yet but soon. BUT... your mom will have to either email me or point me to a post that explains logistics of how she goes "sight seeing/tourism" with you since pups aren't usually allowed inside many areas like the Vatican etc. does someone stay outside with you while others go in and visit the inside? if you have a post on how you manage, point me to it! i'd love some ideas!

wild dingo

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Another GReat series of pikhs!

Thanks so much fur sharing them!

I do hope woo received proper khompensation fur the gladiator gig!

Khyra and Khousin Merdie

Bluesistheteacher said...

ooh Homer, the travelling dog!!
Pampol is jealous of you!!

Bluesistheteacher said...

Hi Homer!
You look so handsome as a Roman Gladiator!!
Pampol is jealous of you and your trip!!

Jolanda said...

...hi Homer, you look so sexy with the sunglasses:-))

Wow, and you met also the Swiss are a very lucky dog!

regards from Switzerland, the home from the Swiss Guard;-))


The Life of Riley said...

Hi Homeus Maximus,
You are a pawsome gladiator! Mum loved your photos of Rome, as she was there twenty years ago for a holiday. She also thinks it is wonderful your family take you to see the sights.


Maggie and Mitch said...

You make the perfect Homeus Maximus, Homer! You sure do have the coolest adventures!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sam said...

Hoo-boy, we love the last pic! You should have worn that outfit infront of the coliseum!


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Homer - my human loved this post - it brought back such happy memories!! And I didn't realise that doggies allowed in Vatican City and all that - Italy really is such a dog-friendly country!

Your gladiator costume is FANTASTIC!!! Your Missus is SO CLEVER to be able to make things up like that!!

Honey the Great Dane
ps. Hsin-Yi says to say thank you to your Missus for her nice comment about human pups - it's nice to know that she is not alone and that other people understand how she feels!