We saw dogs everywhere we went:
In the city:
In the country:
In the doorways of cafes:
And in the midst of antiquities:
This dog is world famous. Know him?:
He's in a mosaic floor in Pompeii. Below his paws, the mosaic reads, "Cave Canem," or "beware of the dog." He's spawned got a lot of modern knockoffs. too:
Of course, everywhere we went, I kept an eye out for pugs. But I didn't see any in Rome, not a one in the five days we were there.
I saw guard dogs:
And dogs rendered in beautiful detail on the tiled floor of a church:
I saw mythical dogs:
and junk-yard dogs:
and the most adorable three-month old chocolate Lab puppy. This is "Molly":
I even saw dogs on rooftops!
I was beginning to get desperate. Surely this country has some monkey-faced, bug-eyed, barrel-shaped little snorters somewhere??
Not this pointy-nose cutie:
Certainly not this beautiful boy:
Not a pug. Nope:
No pugs, not inside a restaurant:
Nor outside one:
At last, I spotted one in Naples named "Eddita," out on a walk with her pal:
And later, I met one in Rome when we passed through on our way home to the U.S. This is "Ommero" ("Homer," in English):
He was more than happy to say, "Hi!"
And, I'm very happy to say, the Pug Head Tilt is the same, the world 'round:
Ciao for now, baby!