Puppy happiness

Okay, I know… Yumi is not a puppy anymore. But as a proud parent, I’ll always feel like she is.

Since she came into our lifes less than a year ago (it was May, 2015), she gave us so much happiness every and each day we spent together.

Yes, having a dog is not always rainbows and butterflies and we also had days where she made us crazy – mostly when she was still really young and when there is a full or black moon. But not one time I did regret adopting her, and I know I never will. 


I find myself talking about Yumi all the time to my friends and family, but she’s such a big part of my life that I just can’t help it.

But I mean… Look at her, with thar giant smile on her face. How could you not love her?



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A little Retrica love story

Hello, my dear friends!

Long time no see. My bad, as always… I haven’t felt like blogging in so long, and I can’t promise I’ll be back posting a lot. But I feel I’m a having a photography phase right now, so you’ll never know…


I saw a little Retrica logo on a lot of teenager’s selfies, but I never thought I could actually like that little app myself. But when it comes to photography, I’m always a little curious so I decided to try it out anyway, without great expectations.

I’m a little ashamed about this, but I ended up falling in love with Iris, one of their filters. It’s an overexposed black and white filter, with a little of a sepia tone (or some kind of tone I can’t really decode), and a central focus.

Iris 100%

I know, I know. Why use a shitty filter on my phone when I own a really nice camera (my beloved Canon G16)? Well… except for the fact that I don’t always bring my Canon with me wherever I go, I must say that this particular shitty filter is not that bad, in my opinion. It gave the picture a retro and nostalgic look that I personally really like and that made me fall in love once again with black and white photography.

I don’t know if I’ll keep using this filter for a long time. Maybe it’s just a short love story. For a matter of facts, I started once again to bring my Canon on my purse everywhere I go. But some of my recent black and white pictures I took with it are almost too neat for my personal taste. I don’t know if there’s anything wrong with me, but I just like myself some imperfection, way more than perfect and defined things.

Iris 100%

Iris 100%

Iris 100%

Iris 100%


Meet Yumi

cute puppy mixed labrador

Yumi came to our family just two weeks ago, but she already filled all of our hearts. Two eyes full of love and always looking forward being cuddled.

I waited all my life to get a dog, and now my dream came true. I couldn’t be happier right now! She’s a mixed breed and we don’t know exactly what kind of genetics run into her little body since she was rescued from a street, but she sure has something labrador-ish in her.

At the moment, she should be 5 months old. But again, we can’t be completely sure. Does it really matter anyway? What matter is that she’s already an amazing dog.

me and yumi

cute puppy mixed labrador

funny cute puppy mixed labrador

She’s not always the most photogenic dog, as you can see… But we love her even for that, she’s so sweet and funny at the same time. We couldn’t ask for anything (or anyone, I should say) better!

Thanks for being in our life, Yumi ♡

And thank you to the amazing girls that helped us getting her: Adotta un cane in Ticino and Cuccioli dell’Etna. Your are amazing!!