ABOVE: Maggie lunges for the lens (or possibly a passing dog) while Maria hangs onto her leash.
by Durant Imboden
Cheryl and Maggie were walking in the Calle dei Preti Crosera today, near the Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the Frari Church, when they heard a woman calling "Maggie?"
The woman approached and introduced herself as Maria from Florida. She said that she had four large dogs at home, and she'd been reading this blog--and our travel-planning site, Venice for Visitors--in preparation for her trip. (In fact, she posted a comment here a few weeks ago, saying "Maggie is adorable. I will be in Venice in March and will be watching for Maggie.")
Cheryl reports that Maria is a "very friendly, dog-loving lady," and we're grateful that she posed for a photo with Maggie.