Raining Dogs Everywhere
ONE of the things Satiricus is never sure about is whether or not the world is going to the dogs and whether or not it is good for the dogs if it is. On the one hand there are now TV shows specially for dogs, which is good, but on the other hand dogs are ordered not to bark, which is not. This has actually happened in a small Italian town, where the mayor has issued an ordinance prohibiting dogs from barking between 2 pm and 4 pm, the hours of riposo, the Italian afternoon nap, threatening their owners with heavy fines if they do. What can Satiricus say, except “let sleeping dogs lie”—during 2 to 4 pm.