As I was roaming down the cobblestone streets of Orvieto, I couldn’t help but notice a small dog passing along in the most peculiar manner. It was a wire-haired dachshund who appeared to have an owner, judging by the fancy collar around his neck.
I would see him just about everyday, wandering around with his head held high, as if undiscerning to the outside world. People didn’t seem to notice him at all. I soon grew to suspect that he may be a ghost dog searching for his long lost caregiver.
It wasn’t until my colleagues later told me that everyone in town already knew the dog and that his name was Giacomo. I felt discouraged after hearing this as I already had a story in mind about the mystery dog for my visual narratives class.
A few weeks later, while working on my story, I learned that Giacomo was a name completely made up by one of the art students. I didn’t know what to believe anymore. Just WHO was this strange little creature I constantly saw strutting along with inconceivable arrogance? My art teacher eventually revealed to me the dachshund’s true name, Archimedes. What a bold name!
So reader, I would like for you to meet the notorious Giacomo, otherwise known as Archimedes…….
This photo of Archimedes was taken by Celina