Sunday, 26 September 2010

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Well folks, autumn is now well and truly upon us here in Italy. In a way I'm glad - this summer was a 'scorcher'. The temperature rarely fell below 30°C (90°F). For a dog with a classy 'fur coat' like myself, the heat was a real challenge. However, that never stopped me and Dad from getting out for our daily noon walks.

This gave Missus the idea to come up with the 'cheeky' montage in the video below (with a little help from Noel Coward)...

I've got a bone to pick with Missus! I know that Dad is an 'Englishman', but who the heck is she calling a "mad" dog?!?


Samantha said...

Dear HOMER!!!! The video won't PLAY!!!!! We are so sad, but know the Mrs.' idea is a winner!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Cuz Avalon

KT and Lady said...

Homer, you walk just like Lady (with your own agenda most of the time). We bipeds are just along for the ride. Looks like fun.
Really like the video.

Asta said...

You lucky Pup
all those wondewful places you have lived..I've nevew been to milan, but my angel bwofuw Nikki had been thewe and had a gweat time..I wish the weathew would cool off hewe..I'm weady fow fall too
I cewtainly don't think Noel cowawd was wefewwing to you when he said mad dogs.

Thank you so much fow wishing me a happy biwfday!

I loved seeing you and youw English Dad awound milan
smoochie kisses

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've never heard this song, and it's perfect for the video--Except of course for the 'mad-dog' part!! I really enjoyed it--so much that we watched it twice! I hopeyou're having a great weekend!! :-)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Given it was 87 of our degrees on Saturday fur our hike, we SOOOOOO feel your pain!

My mom was all glowie!

PeeEssWoo: Mom akhtually got -GASP- some kholour - she didn't put her sunskhreen on in time!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We sure wish we could go on all of the adventures that you go on, Homer!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Wild Dingo said...

Homer, dude, those goggles in the end are, um, MAD!

and is that an ESCALATOR you're going up? oh my stars. Loki says you MUST be mad! check out his experience with the mighty mad escalators:

Sam said...

We love it! We agree - we don't see a mad dog, but we sure see a silly one!


Lorenza said...

Glad you are having better temps now!
The summer was veeeeery hot here too!
I love your video!
You always have pawesome walkies!
Kisses and hugs

Helios said...

well, maybe you're the 'Englishman' and your dad's the 'Mad Dog'? shh... don't tell him I said that!

Samantha said...

Hi again HOmer! Vid STILL is black screen - darn! But I do have one piece of info fur you; the "Scalawags" who thunked this up is a blog called "Life with Dogs" who we've been jollying with and facebooking with for a long time. They have an enormous following and you can find all the info (each Saturday) here (without the stuff after the backslash): - it's a great way to meet new and old pals and follow more blogs or have more doggehs follow you!
big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Cuz Avalon

The Life of Riley said...

Hi Homer,

A Golden retriever could never be a mad dog!

I enjoyed your movie. It looks like you had some great walkies around intersting places.


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Homer - I loved that video!! What a perfect song and pictures & movies to go with it! Hee! Hee! I loved the bit where you were walking up on a wall next to your human...and the shots of you two in your sunglasses - ha! ha!

My human is an "Englishman" too but he never tries to take me out for a walk in the midday sun - I just haven't got your stamina! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Lucille said...

what a beautiful idea your human had!
My human kept on laughing...
She says she is really and definitely anxious to meet with you all!
What did Bill say when he saw the video?
You really look good with sun glasses!
Ciao Lucille