Maggie isn't a megamall or supermarket kind of shopper. She prefers specialty stores like our neighborhood pet shop on the Calle delle Botteghe in Dorsoduro, just north of the bridge from Campo San Barnaba that was featured in the movie Summertime.
The shop, named "Memei," is where Maggie got measured for her first and only impermeàbile (see "How much is that doggie raincoat in the window?"), and Maggie often jumps up to look in the display window when we walk by.
Yesterday, when we stopped at Memei to buy dog food, Cheryl grabbed video footage of Maggie's store visit. The 44-second clip below shows just how tiny a Venice pet shop can be, with dog and cat food, pet clothing, leashes, beds, pillows, knickknacks, and other items piled onto the stone floor in a space that's smaller than a typical American kitchen.
The video also shows Maggie lunging for a biscotto that was offered by the store owner. As she put her paws on the counter, Maggie almost knocked over a stack of cat-food cans, but her human companion's rattlesnake reflexes saved the day.