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Thursday, 13 March 2008

Ireland or Bust!

Some time ago Socks and his sisters, Scylla and Charybdis, suggested that we should all go to Dublin for St Patrick's Day. The idea caught on and a bunch of us decided to make an extended visit. Opus and Roscoe kindly invited us to stop for a picnic at Pisa by the famous Leaning Tower on our way to Ireland. The boys are shown here in their van going to the site to set up for the picnic...

Picture by Opus and Roscoe

When in Italy, nothing but pizzas would do for a picnic lunch...

Picture by Asta
In the van – Opus and Roscoe
Back – l. to r. Momo, Socks, Pinot, Ruis
Front – l. to r. Charlie, Sassy, Momo-dog, Emil in the big hat, Charybdis, Karl, Scylla, Mrs Oz, Asta and Stanley

To try and work off the calories, we all trooped up the Leaning Tower of Pisa and played Thundering Herds of Elephants, up, around and down the Tower. Scarry, I tell you!

Picture by Opus and Roscoe
Top tier, l. to r. - Ruis, Pinot, Karl, Mrs Oz
Second tier, l. to r. - Asta, Sassy, Socks, Momo-kitty, Momo-dog
Third tier, l. to r. - Opus, Scylla, Charlie, Charybdis, Roscoe
Fourth tier, l. to r. - Stanley, Emil

Oh dear! I knew we shouldn't have done it. Look what happened....

Picture by Karl
We were just too much for the famed Tower. It leaned a little too much under our weight and activity. Caput! One more crime to be levied against the furries by the incompetent humans - all their fault for producing defective structures.

After this we thought we'd better clear out and take our furry butts away before angry locals start to stone us. Here we are, in our superduper flying van . Ireland or bust!!!!!

Photo by Opus and Roscoe

WooHooooooo! Ireland, are you ready? Here we come!!!!!!!


On arrival we checked into the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, overlooking the beautiful Dublin Bay.

Here we are, taking over the hotel foyer, waiting for our room keys....

Photo by Karl with editing by Momo and Sassy
Front row l. to r. Emil, Sassy, Opus, Mrs. Oz, Scylla
Second row l. to r. Ruis, Karl, Roscoe, Momo-dog, Charybdis

Back row l. to r. Momo-kitty, Socks, Pinot

On the stairs - Charlie

Asta and Stanley have taken a private cottage in the nearby village to have some together time.

Here we are, all settled in our rooms and looking out to admire the scenery and checking out the arriving guests.....

Photo by Sassy with editing by Momo
Top floor l. to r. Pinot, Momo-dog

Second floor l. to r. Emil, Mrs Oz, Socks, Charlie, Charybdis and Scylla, Opus and Roscoe, Momo-kitty and Sassy, Karl and Ruis

As you can see we have taken over the central tower and a whole floor of the hotel.

In the late afternoon, Socks and I decided to have a stroll around the surrounding countryside. Here we are, in front of a picturesque old farm house....

We returned for dinner at the PJ Restaurant at the hotel. After dinner, we sissies (Momo-kitty, Sassy, Momo-dog and Asta) went back to our luxuriously-appointed suite for a good chat.

Then, it was time to snoozzzzz, as we have another full and exciting day tomorrow.
Stay tuned.....there will be daily report for the rest of our stay in Ireland, culminating in the big Parade and Costume Ball on St Patrick's Day on March 17.

Furries taking part in thuis 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.


Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a fun trip. One of these days all that campaigning will be over and I can go back to just having fun.

Asta said...

I'm hewe I'm hewe I wan so hawd i'm out of bweaf...whew..I need a little wine and some pizza pleez...Stanley aweady has a gween beew how did he get that??

MoMo said...

Yay, sissy Asta is here with Stanley! Hi, Stanley!

Asta said...

Stanley says Hi(he asked me to wite)

Wow what a gweat place!!!!
Thanks so much fow inviting us!
Momo sissy. you and Socks suwe look gweat on youw walk, and what a fabulous pictoowe of the Bay..We'we so lucky to have such glowious weathew too..
which pizza did you like best?

MoMo said...

you know me, sissy! I just love ANY pizza!

Anonymous said...

You all went back to you suite after dinner?? That's why Karl brought a Guinness to Sassy when we came back from the pub (kicked out, actually)...

Cat Naps in Italy said...
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Cat Naps in Italy said...

(too many mistakes in our last post, will try again)

Hey, your room looks an awful lot like ours! Are we on the same floor?

That was such a fun day! Did you see the Italian news paper today? The caribineiri (Italian military police) have started a massive man hunt for the people responsible for the collapse of the tower. Thank goodness they'll never find us as we aren't people! Hehehehehhee!

Sleep tight beautiful Momo. We have a big day tomorrow!

opus o'tinytail and rosoce Mc Nutty

13 March 2008 20:14

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

It looks like you are having a fabulous time! Enjoy!

topcatrules said...

Woo hoo! Go girl!

We are SO impressed!

Sassy Kat said...

Oh what fun we are having, though I don't think that we should be planning a trip to Italy any time soom.

PB & J said...

Oh it looks like you all are having such fun! Though we just read the news about the tower of Pisa - purrhaps you guys shouldn't plan any trips to Italy for a while!

felinesopher said...

pizza?hm, nyummy..nyummy, once Pinyi steal mommy's pizza, she juzt couldnt resist the temptation not furr trying it;)

Alasandra said...

We are HERE!!!!!! We liked all the pizza, especially the one with all the cheese and fishies on it.

If Mommy has time and can get the youngest boy bean off the computer Socks it going to do a special report cause Scylla left a lot of stuff out, she is so scatterbrained.

~Charybdis writing for myself, Scylla, & Socks

Darling MoMo, you look so beautiful and I am having a wonderful time with you. ~Socks

Artsy Catsy said...

Whew! Good thing you hightailed it out of Italy before the Caribinieri got you! And I'm so relieved that our Artsy Catsy Italian headquarters is in Rome so that Fred, Holly and Tiffany didn't have a national monument falling on their heads!


Jan said...

Yep, whenever there's a national incident, we know to look to the furry travelers. Guess they'll have to build a new tower that can withstand a thundering herd.

Enjoy your trip!


Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Looks like ya'll are having a fun start to your vacation! Stay out of trouble! ~Queen Snickers

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

All the Taylor CatSSSSS are ready to swear that you were all visiting us in D.C. at the time that the Tower fell! Hey, why don't you all come to D.C. and we can play Thundering Herd of Elephants at the White House!!!

The Meezers said...

did you all yell "Crappity crap crap crap" when the tower of pizza falled?

oh Pisa. not pizza. falling pizza would haf been delishus.


Daisy said...

It looks like you are having a very wonderful adventure! Try not to get into too much trouble over there.

Momo & Pinot said...

Sissy Momo! What a fun trip!! This was another fabulous trip we made together!! We'll post about it on our blog shortly.
We still can't believe the tower broke!!

Momo & Pinot

Veronica (M) said...

yor trip sounds funn funn funn! wish I could be there too. I like your trip up the pisa towers. i hope I can get to eated some pizza this weeks.

THE ZOO said...

hahahaha luks lyk a grate trip/ we hope yallss hafin lotsa fun.

Sassy Kat said...

What a wonderful day. Heading up to my room to get some rest. Tomorrow is another big day.