My sister T (blogger of Dirt and Rocks) and her husband B (blogger of Paddling Otaku) were in NYC for a visit recently. On their way up from NC, they stopped in to see me. Although B could only stay a little while, T spent the night. The next day we went into Philly to see the sights and have lunch with our mother. Then T went on to NYC to meet up with more friends and family. Today T and B head back home.
Since T’s feet are often featured on her blog, I thought it appropriate to show them on mine. Here are T’s dogs right before she left Philly. Make sure you use them to come back this way again, T!
The NY Times had an interesting article this past Thursday. It was about how stray dogs have multiplied among the ruins in Pompeii, Italy. An adoption program was started last November, and so far 22 have found homes. The dogs are given ancient Roman names such as Sallustius, Diomedes, and Mulvia.
I can attest to the many strays at Pompeii. In July of 2006 I visited the site and was struck by the number of dogs wandering around the ancient streets. Some became the unofficial mascots of the archaeology students working there. If you look closely at a shot I took, you’ll see one of these dogs making itself at home among the students.