Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Unity in Diversity: Italy

Viva Italia furry friends from all over the world! It's me, Wai-Pai and I'm so excited to tell you about my favorite team --- Italy!

But first we'd like to tell you all that this is part of our dearest MaxMom's wonderful efforts to unite us all through the 2010 World Cup Unity in Diversity being hosted by MaxMom's beautiful country, South Africa! We invite you all to stop by Living Life to the MAX and it will take you to lots of great blogs covering the different countries participating in this year's World Cup!

Shown above is the flag of Italy --- do you notice the similarity of my photo and the flag?! Guess you now know how I got the reporting duty today. Weeeeeee

Alright, let's start off with the official stuff... Italy, also known as Azzurri which means Blue, is the 2nd most successful team. You see, they have won the World Cup 4 times including the 2006 World Cup! Prior to this were in 1934, 1938 & 1982.

2010 World Cup Team

Azzurri's Team Captain Fabio Cannavaro during the 2006 World Cup

And now... let me tell you about some puppy breeds from Italy.
Do you remember the adorable pup in Harry Potter?! Yup, he's a Neapolitan Mastiff (Naples).
Bolognese (not the spaghetti, please) belong to the Bichon family and this breed is from Bologna. The adorable Maremma Sheepdog & the Bracco Italiano.

As for food that originated or maybe has become famous let us start off with:
1. Pasta or Noodles - Spaghetti, Lasagna, Rigatoni, Farfarle
2. Cheese, Cheese and more Cheese!
3. Gelato - like Ice Cream
4. Cold cuts - prosciutto, Parma ham
5. Tiramizu

6. Pizza!!!

Yum Yum Yummy!!!

* Breaking News: Game Score for today's match against Paraguay:
Paraguay 1 - Italy - 1

Til the next game then! For now, this is Wai-Pai, signing off! Zzzzzzz....zzzzz....


  1. Very cute post. We love seeing the dogs from the various countries. We're doing Portugal tomorrow.

  2. Nice job reporting! I'm sure you will be up for a raise!

  3. Wai-Pai you did a super job of Showing your Teams Colors!!! Cute Cute CUTE!!!

  4. Forza azzurri!!!

    Teddy Bear

  5. This was a great post, very informative!

  6. Well, I didn't know you could wear flags, but now I do! :)

  7. Your post is pawesome!
    I watched the game today!
    Kisses and hugs

  8. Great post!

    Woo have Mom drooling fur some yummy Italian foodables!

    Thanks fur sharing!

    PeeEssWoo: and our word was WINES - another great Italian thing!!!

  9. Lots of games ending in tie scores - uhm, what's with that☺

  10. Thank you for your special post...I too am learning so much about our diverse world through these posts. You team looked really smart last night! This world cup is proving to have a lot of surprises. (The commentators here are warning NOT to write Italy off..they have lots going for them :))
    ...and your picture of Wai-Pai is very sweet.

  11. Mmmm... nothing like a good lasagna! I don't care if it's famous for being catfood. Lasagna is awesome!


  12. Any country that produces full sized doggies is OK with me.


  13. Italy - I'm thinking about the pizza and spaghetti now. Yum yum! Oh, I miss Pavarotti too. Thanks for sharing the info. It's really interesting,

  14. We just loved you post!! If we had to pick a favorite team it would be Italy too!! We just love Italian food!!

    Smileys & Snuggles!
    Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

  15. My mom remembers when Italy won in 2006. And she says they are furry handsome, but not as handsome as Iker... ;-)


  16. Congrats on a great post in support of Italy!

    take care
    Clive and the NSLM

  17. Wai Pai
    Thank you fow youw cool post about Italy and the Azzuwos..(what a bootiful colow that is)
    I didn't know all those doggie bweeds except fow the neopolitan mastiff..they awe all vewy gowgeous. as fow food..yummmmmmmmmmmmcheeeese on evewything fow me, heheheh we love Itly and it's cultoowe and it's hoomans and doggies and foods
    smoochie kisses
    pee ess..hope you got a good west aftew all that wepawting

  18. That was an info-packed post!


  19. It's nice to read about Italy. I'll be watching Italy very closely in their next game which is against my New Zealand team.


  20. Woof! Woof! VIVA ... Lots of Golden Thanks for a wonderful post. We briefly saw the game since our neighbor are from South Africa n big soccer fans. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  21. Hi Piappes nice to meet you, thanks for stopping by my blog, good post like the dog breeds, I was at pup club with one of those renamed Bichon Bologneseies he was a right puff ball
    See Yea George xxx


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