Il Nostro Maiale Picolo

January 22nd, 2018

Our little piggy was feeling a little down due to the rainy weather. If you turn up the sound, you can hear his little grunts and snorts.

Here’s What Luce Thought of a “NO DOGS” Sign

January 21st, 2018

I guess Luce did not appreciate the sign with “NO DOGS” (among several other things) as he decided to “mark” it using his new found skill at lifting his leg.

Luce Playing the “Tooth Brush Game”

January 15th, 2018

Luce is learning to get his teeth brushed. We first tried to just jump right in and brush them but that didn’t work out quite so well. He is “grande e molto forte” so trying to over power him is not likely to be successful. However, when we make it a game, the outcome is “molto diversi”. Here is a short clip of the “Tooth Brush Game”:

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone!

Trip to the Vet

January 13th, 2018

Luce had a checkup at the vet today. He weighed 93.6lbs so he has put on a little weight since the last weigh in. All in all he checked out fine and got a clean bill of health. He was very excited to see the vet and the vet tech which they both attributed to “puppy energy”. Here you can see he has no issues being here:

Another Trip to Los Gatos

January 12th, 2018

Luce and I had a lunchtime adventure to Los Gatos, CA to go to the Apple Store and to Bunches florist. As usual, it took a little time to get my questions answered there and to pick up a headset adapter cable but Luce knew the drill and made himself comfortable during the whole affair. Then it was off the the florist across the street. Unfortunately, they do not allow dogs in the store, probably due to the pet duck they have in there, so he had to wait outside. This was good “down-stay” practice and he did great. He stayed in exactly the same spot which I knew because I could see him the whole time.

Ultimate Car Dog

January 11th, 2018

Luce really likes to ride in the car with his window down so he can rest his head on the bottom of the window. What makes him the ultimate car dog is that he keeps his paw on the arm rest. This seems to allow him to remain steady even when we might need to stop.

Felice Anno Nuovo dalla Spiaggia!

January 1st, 2018

Happy New Year from the Beach! Luce got to run around at dog beach in Santa Cruz on this first day of 2018. He can really take off when he wants to and spent much of the time running around with the other dogs that were there. Here, he slowed down enough to get a good picture…

…but then turned right around back to the fun:

He got curious about a Dobbie name Seargent and said hello:

We were not there very long but never the less, it tired him out for a while.



Luce Goes Shopping (Again)

December 30th, 2017

We went to the Stanford Shopping Center for a little “after Christmas” shopping and of course, Luce got to socialize. Since it is about 45 minutes away, we first stopped at the Rosewood Sand Hill to let Luce stretch his legs a bit. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there a few years back with our sweet Coco so we knew our way around. Our first stop at Stanford was Nordstrom and here is Luce taking a little time to rest:

He is very good in a down-stay as long as he cannot see Stacey, then all bets are off and he wants to get to her. While we were waiting for a bit, we tried our best at a mirror selfie:

Luce must have been thinking I was getting a treat for him or something. Later, Stacey was having a chat with Luce, or maybe trying to give him a kiss, I’m not quite sure:

She then looked forward for a better picture of the two of them:

Later, we took a stroll though Neiman Marcus and Luce took a little rest in from of the Chopard salon:

After that, we walked around quite a bit. Luce got to look around in the Cartier store and as usual, he was great. All in all, a very good day and Luce got very tired out. Luce è il nostro cane molto buono!

Taking Another Nap

December 29th, 2017

Here, Luce is sleeping in one of his favorite spots to nap. It doesn’t look all that comfortable and he has many other softer places to be, but he seems to like it here.

Luce Goes to Work

December 29th, 2017

Well, Actually, I went to a meeting and Luce went along for the ride. Afterward, we took a nice walk around the buildings and came across this office where we stopped for a minute. Maybe it looked familiar?