This sunday I had a nice unexpected trip on the other side of Lake Garda.
Ok I think I need to give some more infos about this lake and be a bit more specific. Lake Garda is the biggest lake in Italy so there are many villages surrounding it, every one of them is nice and something interesting. Normally me and my humans go to villages that are on the east or south east side of the lake, like Bardolino or Garda, but this time we went on the west side. But first we went to a place called “San Tommaso” that is on the hills just next to the lake (see the arrow on the bottom left corner):
The landscape of the hills near the lake is really nice, green hills full of little streets where people can go trekking, or with mountain bykes or horse riding. Easy walks, but as long as have forces to go. We have been invited there by friends that love horse riding. They have a lot of experience and they own two beautiful horses.
So, while they were out for their ride, we had a walk around. See who I met as soon as I got to San Tommaso:
Ok, you are a real doggie, a lady like me (…)!!!
Wonderful… it just misses a sofa or two and it would be perfect. Honey, what do you think? We no longer have to bother about getting a ramp if we use this one, eh? Plenty of space for a fridge to keep our water cool… and some food of course… yes definitely! Space for a few other friends also!
The horses are back! (sorry there are not many pictures about me and the horses as my humans were a bit worried, but I behaved as if I was one of them …. Ops am I? … I hear so many people call me horse that I sometimes get confused…)
I loved to stay in that place… first of all noone was scared by me… A lot of people that go horse riding also have a dog and it is common to have unleashed dogs running around… I liked it… wow… I am going anywhere I want, me and my new friend, fantastic!
It is really nice to be a horse they say, they cuddle you quite a lot. But I am not sure about that… It is so annoying to think that you need to carry your human around… on your back (ouch)… They put you a strange kind of collar… it passes in the mouth… how cruel! And they wash you each time you are back from a walk… they even put iron things to your paws… Oh.. poor animals… I call it enough to have humans by my side that keep on telling me what to do, where to stay, when to sit, when to smell, when to pee… if I had them also on my back! Oh what a nightmare!!!!!!!!!!
While everybody was taking good care of the horses, we went down to a place called “Montinelle”, waiting for our friends to arrive also (they live just near there in a village called “Manerba”) because they wanted us to go to their house to see a surprise …
One of the houses even had the Niagara falls next to it (not really… ;)), so we can say it is a place for reasonably well off tourists… look at the view of the little port crowded by boats to prove it….
Ehi, but today is really my day… another friend! His name is Sleepy: believe me, he was not “sleepy” at all… what a pity I could not show him good manners… Unluckily I cannot be unleashed here… next time pal…
Time to get a coffee… for my humans, only water for me… and some bread, my eyes made effect on the waitress ;):
Can you see this lady with two big dogs? Hmm… Looks like she will be soon in bigger troubles than the girl.. Should I bark to check? No I am nice, I behave for this time… Time to go and see Corrado and Anna now… I wonder how Becky is… Becky is their dog, a wonderful Weimaraner that usually follows them in their horse rides. But these last few months Becky was a bit busy… yes because… she had puppies!!!! Look at the way they assaulted my human!
Well … as far as I concerned, I have!!!! Please bring me home… Alone!!!