love thursday:
dammi un bacio

“Dammi un bacio” means “Give me a kiss” in Italian, and here’s how you ask:

If that doesn’t work, cuddles are good too:

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

P.S. I’m updating this post to add information about Puppy Mill Awareness Day (September 20), which I just read about over at Callista’s Ramblings. Find out what you can do to stop the abuses and horrors that happen at puppy mills all over the world at Puppy Mill Awareness Day and get these people out of business once and for all.

There are plenty of adorable puppies and dogs at reputable animal shelters just waiting to be loved, so please try there first if you are ready for a new member of the family. If you’re in Italy, sadly, you probably don’t have to look farther than the side of the road (which is how a pregnant Stella (on the left in the photos) came into our lives).

28 Beans of Wisdom to “love thursday:
dammi un bacio”
  1. 09.18.2008

    Awwww, how precious! That is definitely love!

    I just found them cuddling on the balcony…couldn’t resist taking photos πŸ™‚

  2. adorable

    judy haley (coffeejitters)’s last blog post..Real Change

    Thanks Judy; will pass that along to the girls πŸ™‚

  3. Gil

    They are just so good together! Great pictures.

    Thanks Gil; they love to pose πŸ˜‰

  4. 09.18.2008

    Those are cutest pics ever! What are your dog’s names??

    Stella is on the left and Luna is cuddling on the right πŸ™‚

  5. aaah carino!! (and you know I don’t even like dogs. ha)

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..Last week hot, hazy and humid…this week it’s fall.

    Hee hee, but Luna and Stella would *love* you πŸ™‚

  6. 09.18.2008

    it is that first one that made me smile in the way that only those who really kiss dogs would understand.
    happy LT!

    robin-bird’s last blog post..Day 167 Inspired By Dead, Dying, and Withering ‘Beauties’

    Sssh! Don’t tell P that I kiss the dogs and let them give me kisses…he’s completely grossed out by it πŸ˜‰

  7. 09.18.2008

    I’m not a dog person either but yours are the cutest!
    When I was on holiday in Southern Italy a few years ago I was shocked at the number of
    abandoned dogs I found on the highway. The poor things were terrified! I really don’t understand
    how people can do such things.

    Milanese Masala’s last blog post..The Bratty Bambino Loves Carbonara

    I don’t get it either, and it breaks my heart every year πŸ™

  8. Maryann

    Hi Michelle! Those are 2 cuties you’ve got there πŸ™‚

    Thanks Maryann!

  9. 09.18.2008


    Jen’s last blog post..Love Thursday

    Thanks Jen, and thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  10. 09.18.2008

    Oh…that is adorable:) Happy LT!!

    Wendy’s last blog post..Love Thursday

    Thanks Wendy, same to you πŸ™‚

  11. 09.18.2008

    AHHHHHHHHHHHH! I am now going to take a nap with my maxie!!

    Diana’s last blog post..The Art of Innkeeping I

    Sounds great to me Diana!

  12. 09.18.2008

    Oh, good! That’s a very lovely love Thursday post πŸ™‚ *sighs in relief*

    Came here thanks to our conversation over on Twitter… you know, worms in Italian cheese and animal eyes for dinner. Ewww Ewww Yuck! Tina said something about your post? Boh! Maybe I can still have my yummy breakfast after all…

    Eat that breakfast, and then go here; this is the post Tina was referring to πŸ™‚

  13. 09.18.2008

    So cute!! Enjoying the Italian sunshine like good doggies do πŸ™‚

    Must be doggie day this Love Thursday. My adorable Westie did a guest post for me today for Love Thursday, on my blog. C’mon over and take a look..

    My MΓ©lange’s last blog post..Love Thursday : Puppy Love

    The blogosphere is going to the dogs! Look out!

  14. 09.18.2008

    These are some adorable pictures! How SWEET!

    Kyla’s last blog post..Mission: Do Good

    Thanks Kyla πŸ™‚

  15. i wonder how many readers just said “AWWWWW!” out loud ?! πŸ˜‰

    erin :: the olive notes’s last blog post..foodbuzz dinner

    Hee hee…my babies will be happy πŸ™‚

  16. Mary

    Your pups are so cute! And thanks for the info on Puppy Mill Awareness Day. That whole business really sickens me, especially considering the number of dogs there are in shelters just waiting to be loved.

    So many loving and lovable pooches out there indeed, Mary.

  17. 09.18.2008

    that’s so adorable! thanks for making me smile.

    Our pleasure Odessa πŸ™‚

  18. Hilary

    They are cute little sisters!

    They love to hear things like that; will pass it on πŸ˜‰

  19. 09.18.2008

    What sweet doggies! My two have a love/hate relationship! You never know if they’re going to go for a kiss or…for the throat!

    saretta’s last blog post..Lunchtime!

    Hah! These girls rarely get growling, but it has happened. They quickly make up though πŸ™‚

  20. 09.18.2008

    bella!!! xo

    Grazie (from the girls too)!

  21. Oh my goodness they are just too precious! That was exactly what I needed today, Michelle! πŸ™‚

    JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen’s last blog post..O Foods: Oatmeal Carrot Date Bread, the Banana Bread Alternative!

    We are happy to oblige πŸ™‚

  22. 09.18.2008

    oh, so adorable! I’m going to borrow your puppy mill info to post on my blog on the 20th, if you don’t mind!

    Janet’s last blog post..nature

    Please do Janet!

  23. 09.19.2008

    Oh so sweet!

    Shalet’s last blog post..Love Thursday

    Thanks πŸ™‚

  24. You just made my day.
    I love these girlies.
    The last one of Luna is so precious. Makes me want to cuddle up right there beside her. And I would given the chance. mwah to the doggies………

    collette~all over the map’s last blog post..It Pays To Be Nice

    Right back at you Collette πŸ™‚

  25. 09.19.2008

    See how much easier life can be when you are fixed?

    Judith in Umbria’s last blog post..La buona cucina americana: Baked Potatoes

    I really don’t know how to respond to that, Judith πŸ˜‰

  26. 09.19.2008

    Blowing kisses your way.

    Irene’s last blog post..Enjoy the weekend

    Right back at you Irene πŸ™‚

  27. 09.19.2008

    so cute!!!…i can’t believe they are merely sisters by adoption; they look so much alike.

    thanks for the heads-up on another awareness…we are firm believers in adopting our hounds at shelters. both phil & L. are, if you can believe it, rescued!

    qualcosa di bello’s last blog post..keeping me sane…

    Luna was actually rescued too, just from a family with too many dogs though πŸ˜‰

  28. 09.20.2008

    Adorable dogs and photo. Glad you rescued Stella.


    Paz’s last blog post..Window Box Herb Gardening

    Thanks Paz; we’re glad too πŸ™‚

Michelle KaminskyMichelle Kaminsky is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer who lived in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy for 15 years. This blog is now archived. 

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