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Sunday, 16 March 2008

Day in Dublin

Today we decided to take it leisurely in and around Dublin. In the morning we have arranged to go riding and explore the Irish countryside. The sleepy heads Scylla and Charybdis kept us waiting at the foyer.

Once out in the beautiful countryside they thoroughly enjoyed the ride.....

l. to r. Scylla, Socks and Charybdis

We then met up with the rest of the gang later in the morning to visit the Guinness Brewery. Leased for 9,000 years in 1759 for 45 BPS per year. St James's Gate has been the home of Guinness ever since. It became the largest brewery in Ireland in 1838 and is still the largest brewer of stout in the world.

Photo by Sassy
l. to r. Momo-dog, Sassy, Charybdis, Charlie, Mrs. Oz, Ruis, Karl, Roscoe, Socks, Momo-kitty, Opus, Asta, Stanley (back of Asta), Emil, Scylla

Front little Pinot


Of course we have to visit the pub and look who are serving behind the bar.....

Photo by Sassy with editing by Momo

On the way we just have to call into the nearby Dublin Castle. It was first founded as a major defensive complex upon the orders of King John in 1204. Most of the present day complex dates from the 18th century.



Taken at the forecourt of the Castle. Photo by Momo and fashion by Sassy
l. to r. Momo-dog, Sassy, Charybdis, Charlie, Mrs. Oz, Ruis, Karl, Roscoe, Socks, Momo-kitty, Opus, Asta, Stanley (back of Asta), Emil, Scylla

Front little Pinot


Here is I, MoMo, crowned and seated on the throne of Ireland....


We returned to the Hotel for a rest before the afternoon activities. Some decided to take it easy, lazing on the beautifully manicured lawn of the hotel garden...

l. to r. Momo-dog and Pinot, Scylla, Charybdis, Charlie.

Socks and I took the opportunity to take a walk along the coast and enjoy some time together....


In the late afternoon we arranged to meet Sassy, Opus and Roscoe and the girls in the nearby picturesque village of Dalkey to have high tea at the Guinea Pig Cafe Restaurant. Here we all were, waiting for Scylla. Where has she gone? Opus and Roscoe have gone in to secure us a table and were looking out impatiently. Charybdis was getting a little tired of waiting and starting to doze off......


Found her! She was waiting outside the Pet Shop around the corner.....

She thought that the Guinea Pig Cafe must be INSIDE the Pet Shop and decided to wait for us there. Oh dear!

Furries taking part in this adventure include:
Kitties -
Sassy, Karl, Emil, Mrs Oz, Ruis, Opus and Roscoe, Socks, Scylla and Charybdis
Doggies -
Asta, Stanley, Momo-dog and Pinot, Charlie
Please visit them for their stories of our adventure.

19 comments:

Asta said...

Momo
I was wondewing whewe you wewe in the mowning..You took some gowgeous pictoowes....That howsie wide looked weally nice and the tea shop looks so cozy..did you have soda bwead??
I'm getting vewy fond of guiness..it's like a dessewt wit all that pwetty foam..see you latew
smoochie kisses,Asta

Kimo & Sabi said...

WOWY - whut a great day!

Asta said...

Momo
You can cewtainly bowwo my little wed widing hood outfit anytime..you look so natoowal on that thwone..you awe weally wegal!!
smoochie kisses,Asta siss

Mommi says it's time fow bed booo
see you tomowwow muwahhhh!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

What an adventure! We never leave our yard.

Parker said...

Now that's a great day!

Alasandra said...

I am so glad you found me. ~Scylla

I enjoyed our walk along Dublin Bay ~ Socks

I am having the bestest time. ~Charybdis

Eric and Flynn said...

What great avenchurs you all are having. We like the horsies, it looks a nice place to go riding.
We hafn't done much visiting lately cuz our konnekshun keeps going away, but the enjineer came out on Friday and found the problem. he's done a temper eary repair until they can replace sum poles and cable.

Sassy Kat said...

Great idea to have the morning off and each of us could do, like catching up on rest, ha, ha,ha. I am so glad that you got some time with Socks and the horseback riding looked like a lot of fun. The tea in the late afternoon was a perfect way to end our busy day.

Momo & Pinot said...

Ohhhhhh...We could have done horseback riding!! We slpt in and didnt think about that! :(

Momo & Pinot

Jan said...

What an adventure. It's fun to read the different versions and to know you're all having such fun together.

JFF

Cheysuli and gemini said...

You guys look like you are having a wonderful time. Momo looks perfect on that throne.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Momo,

Dis trip looks like a blastee. You cats & D-A-W-Gz knowz how to haz da bestee life. I tink mebbe we iz not doin' enuff oevfur here in lazee Ore-gone. We iz gettin' to laid back & missin out.
Haz you kissed da blarney stone yet???

Orable & Charlie said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Momo- can't keep up with you active crowd. Didn't know cats & horses could get on so well (and, just between us, where do you cats stick your tails in those tight pants?)

licks & slobbers
-Charlie

Sassy Kat said...

Getting ready for tomorrow's big day in Ireland. Found my glasses and now I am ready to go.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Whoo Hoo, what fun you are all having! The pictures are fantastic! We've never ridden a horse before! Momo, you look purrfect on the throne! TOMORROW IS ST. PATTY'S DAY!!! Don't drink too much of the green stuff!!!

CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU ALL TO COME TO D.C.!!!

Cat Naps in Italy said...

What another fun day. Good idea to have free time this morning as it allowed everyone to do something different that they wanted to do. We went cliff climbing. A lot of fun doing that but boy are we sore. See you tomorrow for the big day.

Adan*Michico said...

What a wonderful day, Momo~!
Everytime I see your trip, always take my breath away~!!!!!! So wonderful trip you have!

Sassy Kat said...

Your glasses are cute! Maybe SS should call it a day now and get some rest. See you bright and early for tomorrow St. Pat'd Day!

Skeezy said...

WOW WOW WOW! I'm so jellus! Cuz I was at the Guinness place in December and I reely wunt to go back!