Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Lake Garda

Remember I told you a few weeks ago about our trip to Lake Garda to visit my friends Lucille, Nicoletta and Marco? Well, not long afterwards we arranged to go back to meet them once more. Unfortunately, our friends weren't able to make it on the day. (Sob...sob...). 

Never mind, I still managed to have a great time just playing with my humans. Here's some of the many photos taken on the day...

Can I go swimming Dad?

Luckily, Dad thought it was a great idea and he'd brought the famous 'ball of tennis' to make our game more interesting.

"Woof! Woof! Yes...I'm ready...throw the ball of tennis!"


Woohooo! Off I pounced!

This is the fun part. Now where the heck is it?

Got it!

Mission accomplished!

Of course I was eager to accomplish the same mission at least fifty times more...

This is the second round...

...There she blows!

A leisurely swim out to my target! Ah...life is good!

"Just keep swimming...just keep swimming..."

And here I am bringing the ball of tennis back...



...and again! Hmmph! This is just too easy! I could go on forever.

Unfortunately, I don't think poor Dad could carry on much longer with his throwing efforts.

So, we called a temporary halt to our water retrieving games and I tried out some other activities, like..

...rock climbing.

Just a bit further...

...and now I'm the 'king of the castle', with a bird's-eye view of Lake Garda to-boot!

Soon we were off for a walk along the shore of the lake...

...all the way into the booti-ful town of Lazise.

During the day, Missus managed to capture me in some of my best modelling poses. Here's a sample...

I call this one 'The Stag'!

Homer: 'The Collossus of Garda'

My 'distant' poet's look.



Pity Me?


And just plain, lovable me!

Well folks, I had a fantastic time in one of my favourite places. I can't wait to get back there (and hopefully meet up with Lucille).


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We have never been swimming, but you sure make it look like so much fun. And all those photos - you are one handsome dude, Homer.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Asta said...


Oh my dog

You should have called me, I would have twied to hop on my Vespa and meet you thewe, heheheh
That looks like a pawfect place to go fow an outing..it's bootiful, and you, homew know how to make the most of a pawfect day
smoochie kisses

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a fun adventure and what handsome pictures of you with all 'your looks!'

Sam said...

We love all the photos! It look like you guys all had the best time!


The Thundering Herd said...

What terrific pictures. WE love all of the great poses.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Another wonderful adventure for you, Homer and what gorgeous pictures!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Angus said...

So handsome.

Honey the Great Dane said...

I can see why Lake Garda is one of your favourite places, Homer - it is absolutely stunning! Love all the portrait shots of you - I think my favourite is The Stag - although I do love that picture of you & your Mister walking in Lazise - such beautiful pavement!

Honey the Great Dane

George the Lad said...

Lovely photos of you Homer, from what I have heard is a very big lake! now if mom chucked my ball in the water there is no way I would go and get it!! me and water is a no no,
See Yea George xxx

George the Lad said...

Hi Homer, thanks for your comment, mom and dad says they have never been to crufts, can you believe that!! but mom does wants to go 2011
Looking at what on I think it would be the Saturday, cus the terriers are on, keep in touch with your plans, you never know ;)
See Yea George xxx

The Life of Riley said...

Water, a ball and a retriever - ther perfect combination. It looks like you had lots of fun with your dad at the lake, and there are some great photos of you in your posed photos. I like your "distant" poets look the best.

Sending you lots of woofs,

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

You have an excellent personal photographer, Homer. Looks like you have both of your pawrents well trained.

We don't quite understand your harness. It looks like when you sit, it slides down almost to your elbows and binds your legs. How do you stand up again? Obviously you have no trouble running, swimming & walking with it, so it's perfectly functional. Just curious.

Jed & Abby

Carol from Down Under said...

Hi Homer, great pictures. Looks like you certainly love to swim. Look forward to more photos. No worries, Carol.

Ben said...

Thank you for taking us on a most excellent adventure. You are a dog of a million faces.
Ben and the Fellas

Doggy Dish said...

Your photos are beautiful! Thank you for giving the world such a unique view of your PUPPY.