Monday, February 15, 2016

Companions on the Journey

I'd like to introduce you to Super Pup and Buddy.  I met Buddy last summer when we were looking at photos of "his" trip to Hungary and Austria in November the previous year with his owner, my sister-in-law, Linda.  What a great idea, I thought.  What if Buddy could accompany us to Italy and then he could share his adventure with others.

Well, pretty soon, after we continued our travels to Yellowstone, I realized I'd have to be sending Buddy home and it would be so hard to part with him.  We met Old Faithful and I fell in love with him.  What better companion for Buddy than this delightful grizzly bear.  He had such a wonderful personality and he'd be a great protector for Buddy.  Well much to my chagrin, that just wasn't going to work.  There just wouldn't be enough room for this bulky friend of ours.  

So, to my delight, I was introduced to Super Pup.  Yes, this handsome fellow said he'd be glad to accompany Buddy to Italy and watch out for him.

So it was that Super Pup and Buddy journeyed with us to Italy.  They were together through thick and thin.  Whether they were confined to a purse or backpack.  They never complained.

They would chat about the days adventures or sit quietly just reflecting on the day.


They listened intently to the tour guide as we walked the streets of Italy's ancient towns.  The view of Florence was captivating.  On the steps of the Duomo Church in Amalfi they waited for their gelato while we took photos.  They were amazed by the ruins of Rome and awestruck by the Coliseum.  

In November Super Pup and Buddy parted ways when we traveled to New Mexico to attend a memorial for a cousin of the family.  They traveled through an ice storm and into the night, these best of friends.  And so it was that Super Pup returned home alone, resting in the back pack to which he had become so accustomed.

Smile, though!  There is good news.  I learned yesterday that Super Pup's cousin Vagabond (Vaga) will be arriving on Wednesday.  He's agreed that he and Super Pup should be traveling companions and he'd accompany him to France in March.  Super Pup is looking forward to his arrival.

I just couldn't leave today with our sharing another photo from our Italian adventure.  This is a panorama of the Bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the background.

Thanks be to God!


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  1. Those pups do get around. Interesting series!

  2. Hello, Super Pup and Buddy have been on some amazing travels. I am a little envious of the two of them. Lucky pups! Great photos and post, Cathy! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  3. A couple of lucky pups to be travelling with you Cathy.

  4. I am enjoying reading about your traveling and your witty way of telling the stories. Blessings to you and yours. We are covered with snow again.

  5. Cathy I am glad to accompany you in your suitcase next time you go to Italy...I don't take up much room! :) My best trip was to Capri for 8 days...the views, the food, the gelato....just heaven!

    and LivingFromHappiness

  6. So cute! I have a blog friend--no longer blogging--who had a whole blog devoted to the adventures of similar companions. :-)

  7. Good Morning Cathy.
    How cute! I enjoyed traveling with them today! All of photos are lovely and especially the fifth captured my eyes!

  8. Very nice photos, Cathy. Thanks for sharing at, and thank you so much for the shout-out!

  9. Delightful! We traveled through France and Italy with Flat Stanleys of our grandkids and then made a photo book with stories of the places they went. They loved it!

  10. Adorable doggies who do seem to travel well ~ great photos and post!

    Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

  11. What a fun way to commemorate a trip!

  12. Wow! That blog background image is striking. Thanks for your blog visit.

  13. What a cute idea! Lovely photos, too!

  14. Hugs from Maryland to Super Pup and Buddy!

  15. Super fun post, I loved Ireland when I visited there so I love your background. Italy was stunning too< but it was so hot when we went. Thanks for linking to Life Thru the Lens, I am so happy to have you. I am sorry I am late visiting this week. I was caught up in celebrating my birthday.

    Lisa @LTTL


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