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Luce the Ball Dog?

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

We got a brief break from the rain so we took Luce out for a nice walk. We went around the tennis courts and Luce found a ball. I threw it and he actually ran and retrieved it.

Then he was like “Not sure what to do with it now, maybe we can call Max, he is probably good at this kind of thing”. But you might be thinking, no way, he is a Berner, not a Retriever. Well, we have proof:

Luce vs. the Umbrella

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

We were just walking along when out of the blue, this umbrella appeared before us. Luce took the lead to protect us from this unwanted interloper. In the end, I think it ended in a draw as the umbrella stood its ground. Luce definately told it who was boss though.

Luce Tours Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World

Friday, January 25th, 2019

We were in South San Jose, CA so Stacey could go to a design center there so Luce and I decided to take a little side trip to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World which was not too far away. I was not sure if it was OK to bring him in but there were no signs prohibiting it and I soon got a friendly welcome from a few employees commenting on how beautiful he is. In fact, as I wanderd through the store, several times I heard someone make a comment about him but I could not see where the person was. Eventually we came across the Aquarium:

Luce il Gato

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Luce might be part cat. In the TV room we have a sectional sofa that we cover so we can watch TV and Luce can be right up ther with us. In order to get it just the way he likes it, he first moves away the cover and then scratches it to get it just right, we guess. See for youself:

Luce Snores While He Takes a Nap

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Luce was taking a nap just outside my home office door when his snoring started keeping me from concentrating. Since he already interrupted me, I figured I might as well capture it on video. You might have to turn up the sound to get the full effect.

Luce Chillin’ on the Tile

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Even though it is cold here (for Northern California), Luce still likes to lay on the tile.

He was always a hot little puppy and we used to put cold rags on his belly to keep him cool when it was hot. We also placed several large stone tiles on the floor in the TV room so he could lay on them. Now he knows where to go.

Buon Anno Nuovo

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Well, almost… We finished up the year with a little trip to Menlo Park for a late lunch at Bistro Vida, then on to Stanford Shopping Center to poke around a bit. At Nordstrom Luce needed a little rest:

I am not sure the person in the Gucci salon appreciated Luce hanging around but the other customers seems OK with him. After that we walked around the shopping center a little more but then Luce needed another break:

This time it was in an outdoor seating area so Luce sat very nicely with me while waiting for Stacey to come back.

Luce’s Vet Visit

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Luce does NOT like going to the vet. From out point of view, they could not be nicer and calmer but he wants no part of it. Today, he proved our thought that he has turned into a “Cinghiale Grande” by weighing in at 101.1lb. He calmed down a bit when I sat with him on the floor.

Luce Found the Beef

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

Luce’s nose apparently knew where the beef was on Christmas. Soon after it was placed on the stove to warm up a bit, Luce caught the scent. We had to move the roast in case he got any “idei cattivi“.

Luce e gli uccelli

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Luce and the birds. Luce got to do some exploring in a vineyard in the Carneros region on the Napa Valley. In this region, there are Starlings that feed on what was left on the vines after harvest. They move in huge swarms and we were able to capture a few swarms which was amazing. If you listen very closely, you can hear the flutter as they take off.