Happy that you found a hotel where Valentin is comfortable enough not to bark. Are you sure he isn't ordering room service? Or helping himself to the snacks in the mini bar? Thank you for your kind words re my little guy - I spent April 16 thinking about our good times and made all of his favourite food - my husband hasn't eaten so well at home in a year. BUT he didn't get any of the Chianti Riserva - that was mine.