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Sunday in the Park with Homer

by C.Flisi

We were standing at the entrance to the Parco del Ticino (the park that follows the Ticino River north of Milan) some years ago, reading a sign that said — among a whole list of prohibitions — “No dogs allowed.” And there we were, my husband, myself, and our large and not-in-the-least-inconspicuous Weimaraner, Homer.

In typical Italian fashion, my husband said, “What kind of park would put up a restriction like…



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