I had a powerful loneliness for my dogs when I taught in Italy for two summers in recent years.  To cure this longing, I started to take photos of dogs and their owners as an excuse then to ask if I could pet their dogs and get my fix.  Almost all said, “si!”  Pet lovers, of course, are international and, in fact, in Italy dogs are allowed to accompany their owners into the most fashionable of stores, such as Prada.  Here are my photo memories: