Wordless Wednesday 27: Dogs in Venice

In our recent travels, one of the cities the Husband and I visited was Venice.

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For a touristy city with little to no green spaces, I was surprised at the number of dogs – all seemingly with owners.

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For a warm, humid place, was a little surprised to see a Bernese Mountain Dog

For a warm, humid place, was a little surprised to see a Bernese Mountain Dog

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Playing fetch

Playing fetch

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Westie going for a canal ride

Westie going for a canal ride

St Mark's Square

St Mark’s Square

Playing ball in the old Jewish Ghetto

Playing ball in the old Jewish Ghetto

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A Dog Park in Pisa

Well, I suppose I should begin by explaining my long absence for the blogosphere (I am so behind on blog reading and am unlikely to catch up). But there’s a good excuse, I promise: the Husband and I went off to western Europe for 24 days.

And it was awesome! We had so much fun and went to so many cool places!

But I didn’t completely forget about the Soapbox while I was away and have some travels to share.

For example, did you know there’s a dog park right next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Me neither!

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I don’t know if it’s an official dog park, but there were quite a few pups gathered there having a great time.

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Perhaps it’s the Capitoline Wolf sculpture that welcomes them?

It depicts the legend of Romulus and Remus (sons of Mars), who were rescued by a she-wolf after being cast into the Tiber River. They were then raised by a shepherd, grew to overthrow their great uncle (as prophesied, hence the banishment in the first place), and eventually established the city of Rome. (Later Romulus kills his brother, often taken to represent the city’s history of conflict.)

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This little dude was chewing on a stick solo nearby, in front of the Pisa Baptistry

This little dude was chewing on a stick solo nearby, in front of the Pisa Baptistry

So, now that I’m back, what’d I miss?!

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