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A Bearded Collie behind bars

Maggie meets up with some old friends

Dogs in Campo Santa Margherita

ABOVE: Pongo (left) eyes Pepita and Lolita in a Venice campo.

This morning, Cheryl was walking Maggie when they ran into several old friends: Pongo, whose owner always carries a supply of biscotti for the dogs she encounters; and Pepita and Lolita, who lived in the apartment above ours last winter.

Maggie was happy to see Pongo's owner (she always licks her lips when she encounters the lady). She was also pleased to see Giulia, who--with her husband Alberto--adopted Pepita and Lolita after the two pups were found abandoned in the port a few years ago.

You may have noticed that all three dogs in the photo are wearing coats or sweaters. In Venice, large dogs go naked, but smaller dogs tend to wear clothing during the cooler months. (Maggie's fur coat is built in, so she paws through her wardrobe only when it's raining hard enough to wear her yellow nylon slicker.)

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