March 27th, 2013
Voof From Italy!
Posted by Pia
That's Italian for Woof!
Hey Waggers... Ciao from Italy! ... Just here visiting Ruby and Kirby-our fur niece and nephew- in fabulous Florence! Their humans are on sabbatical for a year, and lucky for us, it's in a town that sure does love their pups!
1 Lorenzo here gave us some inside tips on The Duomo. We got the scoop on where some notable canine artists were known to lift a leg!
2 Our niece Ruby, and nephew Kirby were thrilled to see some familiar humans!
3 Their Italian is impressive and they seem well-liked by the locals!
4 Giovanni was more than happy to counsel us on where to find the best Gelato!
5 We got to meet Italian dogs of all shapes and sizes!
6 Little Valentina was a bit shy, but very forthcoming about the most dog-friendly trattorias around town...
7 The stately Signor Brando, typically a pooch of few words, was full of insider tidbits on everyone from Dante to Michelangelo...
8 I sat in the Piazza and pondered all I was learning from these scholarly pups...and if the PIAzza was named after me... I donned my kitty hat in hopes of meeting some local felines...but no luck today :(
9 We ran into our new friend Mario... on his way back from the train station. He'd been in Milan for meetings all day and was looking forward to a nap and some vino...
10 We met Francois here as we waited in line to view some local masterpiece... he was visiting from France on Holiday....
11 His English was quite good. We got to talking and had a big laugh when we both admitted that neither of us was quite sure what exactly we were in line to see!
12 On our way home, we ran into Angelo at the local cafe. He was stopping for a treat and his daily cappuccino before heading home to survey the yard.
13 We also got to catch up with Francesca as she was closing up shop for the day....
14 She was happy to report it had been a lucrative day - but was clearly exhausted and ready to go sip some Grappa at the local dog park with her fellow business pups!
We've met quite a few pasta-loving pooches! Some people come here to take in all the historic art, but I must say... the 'pooch sites' are works of art in and of themselves!
Arrivederci for now... gotta go meet a fun pack of local pooches for an espresso in the Piazza... Stay tuned!
Dr. Pia Salk
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