First- many, many thanks for the kind words of support and comfort after Sam's passing.
I am heartbroken to now write that our beloved corgi, Leopold passed away two days ago after having spent 3 days in the emergency veterinary hospital in Mestre. After Sam passed, Leo wouldn't eat or drink. He went to the vet's for an IV on Tuesday afternoon, but took a turn for the worse shortly after that. Mike rushed him to Mestre where they did everything they could to save him. There are no explanations, we are now convinced he died of a broken heart. This little guy brought us great joy. R.I.P sweet Leopold.
And, other news-- on a happier note- the vegetable boat at Campo San Barnaba has indeed reopened recently. We are delighted to know that some young, local Venetians have decided to take it over, and that this wonderful Venetian landmark will continue on into the future.