Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs, and cats and most animals. I come from a culture that supports dog catchers and such. I see owners who post announcements of their “lost dog,” or “Cat.” We treasure our animals, to a limit.
In our past trip to Sorrento, Italy, it was not hard to notice “wandering dogs” going in between tables, streets and ally’s.
Now mind you, these dogs were not vicious or mean. They were just like another human being enjoying their freedom I suppose.
I think these dogs appreciated any scraps from the table. They were not beggars though.
We saw one couple who approached a dog in the street just lying there.
The dog just wanted to be left alone. The dog got up and left the area.
I wonder how many people actually noticed these dogs? Were these dogs actually owned by someone? Is there such a position as “animal control” in Sorrento, or even Italy?
Nevertheless, time spent “people watching” turned into enjoying “dog watching.”