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.