Wednesday, 10 March 2010

A Weekend in Asti - Part One

As you know, we’ve been seeing quite a lot of Paco, Milo and Maya over the past few weeks. Well last weekend, we went back to their place in Asti to visit them again. Take a look at some photos taken during the wonderful time we had there…

When we first arrived, at their place, Paco, Milo and Maya were not at home. So Dad and I thought of playing some games while waiting for them to arrive.

There I go, off to get the stone which Dad threw. Unfortunately, although I’m a Golden Retriever, I don’t really know what “retrieve” means. I usually just find the object and then wander off somewhere else. (Much to Dad’s annoyance!)



Next we had a game of tug-of-war. I’m far too strong for Dad...



...so he usually just cheats by hiding the rope!



Our fun and games came to an end when we saw our friends approaching.



Here they all are!



Milo and Maya were quick to greet Dad.



There was also another golden retriever joining us. Her name is Zeva and she’s Maya’s sister.

This is pretty Zeva.



She spent most of the afternoon chewing on a bone...



...although I managed to sneak it away from her at one point!
After the usual sniffing around, the humans got us all together for some photoshots...



Here we all are pestering Simona for some treats.



Marco thought I was such a good boy for waiting patiently at the back. (Little does he know what a devil I can be when it comes to food!)



Here are the doggies (apart from yours truly) waiting for Missus to hand out some treats…



…unfortunately, she ate them herself!



Next, Simona wanted to give away a toy which I bought for Paco, Milo and Maya. She couldn’t decide who to give it to, so she just let them sort it to themselves…



Here’s Paco and Milo fighting over it.



Milo soon got the upper-paw…



…but then Maya came onto the scene.



Finally, it was Paco who ended up with the trophy!


Following a great afternoon of fooling around in the garden, the humans all went or for dinner together. Luckily, Zeva and I got to tag along.

That’s Missus, Dad and yours truly at the restaurant.



And here I am waiting eagerly for the humans to ‘drop’ some food.



Zeva got tired of waiting, and was soon fast asleep!



The humans, Zeva and me all together after our sumptuous dinner. From left to right – Rita, Christina, Marco, Simona, Dad and Missus.


After a great Saturday, we all stayed over at Paco, Milo and Maya’s place. We couldn’t wait for more adventures on Sunday. More on this later…

In the meantime, I want to say Happy Birthday to the lovely Simona!

Tanti Auguri!

15 comments:

The OP Pack said...

What fun you had with Paco, Milo, Maya, and Zeva - a day of golden fun!!!

Thanks for telling us it was Simona's birthday - Happy Birthday to her from us.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

caboval said...

Whoo Hoo what fun and you got to go out to a restaraunt with them! Thats amazing!!!! We would love to be there with you!!! Hugs JOey and Kealani

marinick said...

Hello!
I'm the Spanish Homer and I'm green with envy. I want to go to Maya, Paco and Milo house too!!
At Spain, I can't go to the restaurant... They don't know how educated we are.
I'm a fan of your blog!
Licks and pawshakes!!

Homer (the Spanish)

Pipa said...

Ohhhhhhh, I feel so jealous... I mean, in an healthy and golden kinda way... :)
I've been trying to convince Carla to buy a place near you guys. She starts talking to me about non important stuff like money bla bla to far away bla bla work bla bla. Excuses. She's a coward. Everyone knows your home is where the bones are! And there are bones in Italy, I saw Zeva eating a huge bone.
So, I'm planning on going there myself. All alone, I mean. I'm planning on stealing Carla's wallet during the night, cause I've managed to understand that a wallet is a very important thing. If I show her wallet, I bet I get through everything.
So... until then!


(could Homer pick me at the airport? I believe that you'll have to give him your wallet -thing too)

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

Merdie, Mom, and I are always sooooo furry jealous of the fun all of woo have!

Thanks fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: Thanks fur telling us about their mommy's birthday!

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, you got to go inside the restaurant with the hoomans? You are so LUCKY!
What a fun time you had, Homer!
Happy birthday to Simona!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey (The Other) Homer,
How GReat is that to go visit Paco, Milo, and Maya and Mr. Marco and Ms. Simona! Boy, we'd love to all fly to taly and visit all youse guys. What a handsome pack y'all make together. We are also envious of you but only because we wish we could visit too.
- TBH&K

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Homer....
Simona here...thank you thank you thank you for your sweet thought for my birthday.....
you're sooooooo sweet and I love you a lot!!!!
You're such a gentle and sweet boy and have you and your special humans at home with us has been an honor!!!
You're very very special for me and my family and we love you tons!!
Hope to have you here again soon!!!!
I send you tons of love and special kisses and hugs!!!
WE MISS YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!
SMACKKKKKKKKKKKK

MAX said...

Hey Homer, dear Buddy!
It's nice to see you again! You are looking so handsome and so beautiful!.
Thank you so much for sharing these special pic's with us - it was extra special being able to see Simona and Marco and all the goldens together!
What a wonderful time - being able to be together! I'm envious!
Lotsalicks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Honey the Great Dane said...

OH my goodness, Homer, my human and I always started turning a bright shade of green when we come by your blog! We're SO ENVIOUS!!!!! Not only do you get to meet Paco, Milo & Maya in person and have great plays together in wonderful settings - but then you get to go to inside a human restaurant???!!!!!!!!! I think I'm going to faint!

Slobbers,

Honey the Great Dane

Louisette passion retriever, cat, memory Katanga said...

Hello Homer, greeting from Belgium
Louisette +2 golden :Primrose's Dream Cerise+ Zitablue du Bosquet Mignon

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow, what a fabulous day! All those beautiful goldens--I would have been in heaven!

Lacy said...

w00fs, what a fun weekend..all those goldens and very nicely mannered too..

b safe,
~rocky~

Ben said...

Am I jealous cause you live in italy?
Am I jealous cause you have great friends?
Am I jealous cause you go inside restaurants?
hmmmppff - don't know my little brain is spinnin' with all your adventures.

Sam said...

It looks like you all had fun together! Hopefully we will see more of Zeva too!

Sam