Thursday, May 13, 2010
The Dogs of Italy
When I saw how welcome dogs are in restaurants and hotels, I was sorry we hadn't considered bringing Molly along. But not sure I could deal with a dog's jet lag as well as my own. "Sally, It's 2 am! Time for our walk!"
This ancient Roman dog is making the same gesture Molly makes when we're driving in the car and she sees a dog on the street. Dogs have been helping humans back to the earliest days and many artists honored them. This was in the Etruscan Museum in Rome. Now when Jon and I are driving in the car and we see a dog, we make the gesture too.
Most of the dogs in Italian art look like Italian greyhounds. Surprise!
This old dog lived in the Cinqueterre on the Italian Riviera.
I'm surprised dogs don't smoke cigarettes in Italy. Everyone else does.