ABOVE: Sherrie and Sarah from Orlando pose with Maggie on Venice's Zattere. INSET BELOW: Sarah tries to control Venice's oldest puppy.
From time to time, people approach us because they recognize Maggie--who looks more distinctive than we do, especially in a city where Bearded Collies are seldom seen.
Just the other day, Durant was lounging on a park bench in the Campo San Giacomo dell'Orio when a pleasant young woman from Los Angeles recognized Maggie and sat down for a chat. Her name was Hillary, and she was traveling in Europe for seven weeks with Mr. Darcy, her cute--and conveniently portable--Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix. (Unfortunately, Durant didn't have a camera with him and wasn't able to record the encounter.)
This evening, we were walking on the Zattere when an American woman said "Hi, Maggie." She introduced herself as Sarah and said that she's been following Maggie's blog.
Sarah and her friend Sherrie had flown to Venice from Orlando, Florida to celebrate their birthdays, and they were staying in a cozy, attractive studio apartment owned by the Pensione Calcina (which is just down the fondamenta from the apartment). The two women were kind enough to pose with an adoring Maggie and consented to having their photos published here.