It seems DiploDog has already found a favorite spot in the neighborhood to make her morning deposit – that would be the yard of the Venezuelan Ambassador. I suppose I can’t say for certain if she is attempting to make some kind of a political statement with this particular act, but I have to admit I get tempted to make my own by leaving it there.

Ironically enough, however, we’ve found that there isn’t much of a cultural imperative here to clean up after one’s dog when out walking, so if the deposit stayed, I don’t think anyone would think twice about it or be particularly annoyed. Being the good neighbor and conscientious pet owner that I am though, I still can’t just leave it there, so I bag it up and we head on our way to continue enjoying the pleasant mornings.