YOU are the bastard!
For some reason I never think of Italy as a nice pet-loving country. Which is completely ignorant and stupid of course and I've seen plenty of examples in Italy to contradict me on that stupidity. When I was in Verona two years ago, I sat in a park and lots of people were walking their dogs over there. And in Florence a few weeks ago, I again saw lots of happy dogs and their owners. Unfortunately, Italy is the same as other countries when it comes to leaving pets during the holidays and I had to take a photo of this sign in Florence.
I've always been of the opinion that if you get a pet, you look after it. A bit like a marriage really: in sickness and in health, till death do us part. You do not, under any circumstances leave your dog or cat tied to a tree in the burning heat or pouring rain, while you go and enjoy your holiday!
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