11 – A New Dog On The Block

Then ….. A new dog turned up on the block !!! 

We tried to ignore it and didn’t feed it although it was clearly ravenous.  Our friends Florisa and Franco paid us a visit one afternoon, and when they saw it Franco bawled at it, hurled stones at it and chased it away up the drive, saying we really should not encourage it.  Of course ten minutes after they’d driven off the cunning hound came running straight back. 

Trixy

Trixy

Paul and I decided that as she didn’t look too thin she probably had recently escaped from somewhere closeby. Thus, Paul decided to take her for a “piccola passeggiata” in the car, and drove round to Valle Fredda a few kilometres away.  Here he released her from the car and fed her, and then swiftly drove off  back home. 

I must say I was not convinced that this was the right course of action. 

However, next morning when I stirred from my slumber I caught a glimpse of a dog running past the bedroom window …..

Yes, she had made her way back to us.  Needless to say that, despite his vociferous protestations, Paul was the first to give in and feed her again, so now we have the round number of 10 pooches on our hands.  Mamma Mia !!!

The latest arrival is now named Trixy, she’s a young dog with a touch of Alsatian in her.  Fortunately we have found a new Vet, in fact he is our Doctor’s nephew, who generally works down in the Campania region.  Thankfully, he is very sympathetic to our cause and kindly comes here to see the dogs, rather than us having to take them all down to Itri in the car, which is a real nightmare as many of the dogs tend to get very car sick on the bumpy, winding road down through the olive groves to the Via Appia.

Any Donations Towards The

“Tre Cancelle Dog Fund”

Are Always Gratefully Received !!!

All the other members of the “Woof-Gang” also wish to be mentioned in dispatches !!!

Cara

Cara

Bella

Bella

Lucky

Lucky

Tess

Tess

Meg

Meg

Floss

Floss

Deefa

Deefa

Louby

Louby

Barney

Barney

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4 thoughts on “11 – A New Dog On The Block

  1. Buona mattina Paulo e Luisa! Ziggy has it all figured out – Trixy is just one of MANY who have heard of the home for “homeless” dogs and has made her way across many miles to take up residence with you – word of mouth & woof Luisa, word of mouth! Well, look at Barney – Ziggy remarks that Barney has acquired a certain “savoir faire” from living in Italy – and a certain maturity by the grey about the muzzle! Ziggy is just beginning to sport some grey marks on paws – oh the day we discovered a grey whisker in the glint of sun in the grocery store parking lot – thought I’d have to take him home for a sick headache…………….it is grey and gloomy here this AM – Fall has descended although the days have been quite warm. I will enjoy the blog – the doggy photos are great!! love lora & ziggy

  2. Ciao Cara Lora and Ziggarelli !!!

    What a lovely surprise to read your comments. So swiftly too !!!
    Hope you will follow our continuing Saga.

    Paul too has a few grey hairs around the muzzle and paws.
    What does Ziggy suggest ???
    We await his sage advice.

    Love Louie and Barney

  3. hi louise and paul

    love the dog photos
    hope you are keeping well
    missing you loads and the dogs !!!!!!
    love Lizzy Elizabeth Joyner

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