Remember I showed you the special hook just outside the supermarket down the hill from where I live in Rome? That’s the hook you would secure your beloved canine’s leash to, whilst you rush into the supermarket.

Well, I was myself rushing into the supermarket early evening last week – to get some milk – and I saw the most adorable dogs tied up to the dog-shaped metal hook. I think they’re Scottish Terriers. I’m not into terrier-type dogs I’m afraid. They’re too small and yappy for me. But I must say these two were so cute and very friendly.