Rudy Does Italy
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Milan is the fashion capital of Italy, and here’s Rudy showing off his Italian-made sheepskin coat, bought on our trip north.  He’s the most stylish cruising dog around.

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Rudy, decked out in his Christmas coat, experienced snow for the first time on a trip to Milan.

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He considered squirreling away some money for treats in a numbered account when he stopped by Lugano, Switzerland for a few hours.

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Rudy is a world-class kisser!

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Rudy thought the Coliseum in Rome was pretty cool.

He met a little girl who looked just like him.  Unfortunately, he spoke English and she spoke Italian, so it just didn’t work out.

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To travel on Italian trains, Rudy has to be in a carrying case. We found this great bag at a pet shop. He can look around and we can pet him. His fellow passengers think the “Dachshund in a Bag” is very cute.

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Rudy’s wavy hair matched the wavy lines on this piece of Italian marble.

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How many thirsty dogs get to drink from an 800 year old fountain?

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Rudy rode the train along the Italian Riviera and had his own ticket!

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Rudy blended in just right on this bench in the resort town of Porto Cervo in Sardinia.

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He thought the Ponte Vecchio in Florence was cool.

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After 6 months as a docks-hound while wintering over in Rome, Rudy is happy to be a sailing wiener dog once again.

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Rudy stands watch as the lookout while we make our way down the coast of Italy.

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Rudy Pompeii
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The ruins at Pompeii held 2000 years worth of scents for Rudy to check out.

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Rudy imagined himself fighting the Lions in the amphitheater at Pompeii.  Grrrrr....

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Rudy Roman writing

It’s all Greek to Rudy.

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Rudy warm food

When Rudy found out that the Pompeiians used to keep food warm in these storefront counters, he went looking for leftovers.

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Rudy was made an honorary member of the Yacht Club on the Isle of Capri.

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Cruising is exhausting for a wiener dog...

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