It's Carnival week in Venice, and today, Maggie checked out what was happening in the Piazza San Marco. She attracted a lot of attention (some people may have thought she was wearing a costume), and she enjoyed making friends with onlookers and costumed participants.
Feeding the piccione is now forbidden in Venice, but St. Mark's Square still has enough of the birds to make Carnivalgoers leery of unwanted deposits on their expensive costumes. Fortunately, the pigeons kept clear of Maggie, and she stayed away from them.
Maggie's day was made when a third couple silently volunteered to hold her leash while Cheryl captured the moment for posterity. (The man also knelt down for the close-up at the beginning of this post.)