Shakespeare in the Bark
Beardie boat-watching on Venice's Grand Canal

Busking with Rover

Street musicians know that a sweet-looking dog is good for business--or maybe they're just trying to avoid dogsitting or dogwalking fees by bringing their animals to work. 

The guitarist (and sometime tambourinist) in the pictures below is a case in point. Cheryl and Maggie encountered him--and his dog--on several different occasions, and they're happy to report that the dog was as loyal as its master was musical: They never saw the dog marching to a different strummer.

Venice street musician with dog
Venice busker and admirers


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Julie Smith

Hi, In 2010 I saw the busker in your photo and bought his CD which was fantastic, a real favourite but it has been stolen and I'd love to replace it. Did you happen to buy the CD if so I could get a copy from you..or if you have Claudio Romano's contact details

Look forward to hearing from you
Julie from New Zealand

Durant and Cheryl Imboden

Sorry, but Cheryl didn't buy that busker's CD. She was too busy taking pictures of the dogs. :-)

- Durant

Julie Smith

Shame it was a great cd, at least I'm a step closer googling street musician instead of busker. He was a good memory of Venice and I liked the dig too. cheers Julie

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