It is definitely winter… It is freezing here! We went for a walk in the city center this afternoon and it was really cold (3 degrees)…
The other annoying thing about our weather at the moment is that it keeps on raining… we had I cannot remember how many weekends of rain. You know, it is not really the typical weather here… Cold is normal in this period of the year, but not all this rain.
Anyway, in the city you start to feel that holidays are near… Trees are all dressed with little shining lights. People are going in and out of shops to look for presents (Will I get one? Who knows….)
Here I am in front of the Arena, the famous ampitheater that the Romans built when we had a LOT more power and meaning in the world than we have now …
Probably you saw “Gladiator” with Russel Crowe. Well Gladiators used to fight in Arena, this kind of oval buildings, the most famous in Italy and in the world is the “Colosseo” (Colosseum) in Rome. The Colosseo is still in good condition on the outside, but it has been severly damaged in the inside. The Arena of Verona instead is intact inside, infact during the summer we have operas being held in the Arena (no more gladiators, just actors and musicians :), so we animals are safe now!!! Phew!!!). Yes because at the time gladiators could fight against other men, or they could fight among animals, such as lions and tigers, and the results could differ from time to time… you can surely understand!
Anyway, since we are now on holiday time, the council tries to make our city even nicer and it is years now that they build (just during the holiday time in December) a big star, a “comet”. It is big, isn’t it?
Surely you will also have noticed that I have a coat too! Finally my human understood that I can freeze too… so this year I moved her heart and she bought me a wonderful black coat with red inside… I will be telling you more about my coat soon!
Here you can see it better, don’t I look good? It is comfortable and warm and waterproof (sort of)…. I like it… The only part I do not like are the strings that keep it down behind… I have to put in my rear legs… I will show you in a separate post… but apart from that it is nicer now to go out even when it rains (light rain, heavy rain I hate no less that usual)!