For those of you asking about Dotty. She’s doing fairly well, given her age, the space constraints and the fact that she doesn’t like swimming. ๐Ÿ˜†

She is finding it harder to come up and down the steps, but so far manages with a bit of help.

Otherwise, as long as John is close by, she is happy. She gets anxious when he’s moving about the boat, worried he’ll leave. And she cries/whines when we are both in the water; but the one time I brought her into the water with us she scratched John attempting to climb over him ๐Ÿ˜ฌ. So, no more swimming for her, in spite of the heat…

Not sure if she’s happy about it, but she does get a bath now almost every time we refill fresh water; which I understand is more often that she used to get baths in the past๐Ÿ˜.

This area of Italy is very friendly to dogs, so we’ve ridden buses and trains with her on our way to Pompeii and Vesuvius. And restaurants are happy to accommodate her as well.

And while we have to leave her outside when weย  shop for groceries, we usually don’t take too long and exit before she starts howling ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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