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Dempsey is a Golden Retriever puppy who is in training to become a Helping Paws service dog for an individual with a physical disability. He lives with his parents Doreen and Paul, and Bailey the cat. None has ever trained a puppy before. These are their adventures. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the blog author. The contents of this blog have not been reviewed or approved by Helping Paws, Inc.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Benvenuto a Italia!

Doreen and I arrived at our apartment in Tuscany yesterday, after driving through southern France. Our poor little Renault was packed to the rafters, but everything, including a potted basil plant, made it ok. Well, not quite -- the air conditioning on the Renault is broken already. This wasn't a big deal in Paris, but it's much warmer here in Italy.

Our apartment is absolutely gorgeous. It's in an old olive oil factory, built in the late 1600s, and once owned by the Medici family. It's in a vineyard on a hill overlooking the Arno river valley, and there are spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside. We'll post some pictures soon, as well as blog entries for our previous adventures.

The Internet here is working, though I still can't get our phone to work. The best way to reach us is via e-mail. I hope to have the phone up by later today.