Italy has a ton of dogs! Most of the people walk their dogs on these beautiful leather leashes which I think are totally unique to any thing I've seen in the States. When we went to the leather factory yesterday I asked the shopkeeper for the name of a good pet shop that would sell leather leashes. She told me the name but when I went to the shop it was closed! I had an hour break today so Stephanie and I raced over to the pet shop while passing huge statures on all sides of us. To my great excitement the pet shop was open! We went in and there was the leash I wanted: black leather with all these clips and metal rings. I am not sure what they are all used for but it looks cool. When Brecken, my faithful Flat-Coated Retreiver, and I graduate on May 22nd she will be wearing the leather leash I bought in Florence with pride!
Gwyneth Watrous '05