Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Puffy on Couch


We have definitely entered into the dog days of summer here on the Amalfi Coast. Or, around my house I should perhaps say the cat days of summer:


Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Puffy Passed Out



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Regal Puffy in Window



Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Puffy Close


Puffy doesn’t seem to be able to do much at all during these giorno afosi, literally  “sultry days,” which is what I found in my Italian dictionary for “dog days.” He comes into the house and collapses in one long, stretched out pile in the coolest spot he can find, often near a fan or on the marble windowsill. I have to admit he pretty much captures the effect this weather seems to have on me, too. I wish I could say that my recent absence from blogging here on Ciao Amalfi was the result of time spent relaxing like my fortunate little cat Puffy. While I have been enjoying a bit of time away from the computer, it has also been a very busy month so far for me. Busy is great news with respect to my travel writing, and I am pleased to be adjusting to a full schedule. With the heat and the summer crowds, most days the most peaceful spot is right at home. Just ask Puffy – he’s the expert!


What are you doing to stay cool this summer?

  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    Hi Laura Great shots, oh he knows how to "Chill" out 🙂

    I have been wondering where you have been and what you have been up too!! I hope that you did manage a few days relaxation too!

    August 17, 2009
  • The Food Hunter

    What a cute cat!

    August 17, 2009
  • Linda Lou

    My orange cat Sunshine looks very similar to yours–he lazes around all day in the heat and humidity, but sometimes I do too!! Hope your enjoying the cat days of summer on the Amalfi Coast!

    August 18, 2009
  • Welshcakes Limoncello

    Puffy knows how to keep cool! I've taken to following Simi the dog around the apartment as she always knows the coolest place to stretch out!

    August 18, 2009
  • Chef Chuck

    Puffy's got the good life!!
    This is good to join him in his comforts ! Glad to here from you. 🙂

    August 19, 2009
  • Saretta

    He's got the right idea! Poor thing, he can't take off that fur coat, can he?

    August 19, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Anne! Puffy has certainly got the chillin' down! 🙂 Yes, I've had a few days here and there to just relax and enjoy the beach. Can't miss out on that in August!

    Ciao Food Hunter! Oh no, don't encourage me! 🙂 I think he is just too cute.

    Ciao Linda Lou! Sometimes it's best to look to our pets for some relaxation tips. 🙂 I am enjoying these warm summer days! Hope you are, too!

    Ciao Pat! Some days Puffy doesn't show up until evening, so I would really like to know the cool spot he has somewhere near the house. Simi is such a cute dog!

    Ciao Chuck! I am taking relaxation lessons from Puffy! 🙂

    Ciao Saretta! He is actually about half his normal size in terms of puffiness right now. In fact, he doesn't really look Puffy at all! But he got his name in the winter when he is a puff ball of fur. I laugh now when I look at pictures of him from the winter. I hope he gets so puffy again this year! I don't think he could make it with all that fur through the summer though.

    August 20, 2009

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