Dogs of South America! A Quick Post
This one goes out for all my dog-loving friends – and I know I have a lot of them!
Street dogs and family pets are just everywhere in Central and South America. Here are just a few.
Dog Walking in Cuenca, Ecuador
This is Doyle who we had the pleasure of pet sitting for. I’m simply in love with this most awesome prince of pups. It was hard to only pick a few pictures out of the hundred I took.
Ever see a dog roll an egg? Well here you go! The wag says it all.
This part is most especially for my brother. Although these pictures are from Ecuador, we’ve seen huskies in Panama, Chile and Argentina.
All The Other Dogs:
To my surprise most of the time the dogs down here did not beg. In some places they don’t even bark! It was pretty common to reach a street corner and find three, four, five, six dogs all sprawled in the sun taking their siestas. Good idea, puppies. Good idea!
There was one place where the dogs were cute-but-annoying and did nothing but beg. Still, you’ve gotta appreciate their quiet persistence. I recorded them at lunch one day: The begging dogs of San Pedro de Atacama.
Wherever we’ve been, there always seemed to be one dog possessed with chasing cars. I’ve noticed they only seem to chase the fast cars…they leave the slow drivers alone. That’s interesting. This is a dog we named Death Wish. He was the first of this variety that we met. After he chases the car he runs up to Aaron and sits down waiting for another fast one to come by.
We also noticed, not surprisingly, a lot of dog with paw injuries, which we can imagine comes from chasing the fast cars. A metaphor for life? Stop chasing the fast cars, boys! Hah! Unfortunately there’s no care for them and they just have to hobble around the rest of their lives. The dogs, not boys.
There were so, SO many more dogs, but I eventually stopped taking photos. I might have used up all the space on the computer had I not shown just a little restraint. The dogs of South America were six months of comic relief – with all their doggie personalities on display. Wonder what we’ll find in Africa over the next three months?
Such cute pups! This is a great collection of photos and stories.
They ARE cuties! Six months in the making and it could easily have gone on if I hadn’t stopped her! 🙂 Wonder if we’ll be posting a ‘Zebras of Southern Africa’ post in a few months…
This is such a terrific post….great images..dogs, dogs, what’s not to love? And I am totally in love with Doyle!
You are not alone in your Doyle infatuation. I’m sure he loves you back!
Doyle’s Substitute Humans
I like the dogification of Barry. Cute. Nice fuzzy post. They are good looking dogs.
These are poignant, beautiful, humorous, touching – and an astute commentary on where you see the “art” of the canine, through their eyes. Thanks!
We like to think we see both the art and the “arf”. They are very well-rounded, those wonderful pups.
Great post for us dog lovers! Makes me miss ours even more.
The paw thing is interesting.
Sorry about your pooch. 🙁 Yes, the chasing cars business is dangerous! We’re in Tanzania now and I am surprised by the LACK of street dogs. Best I can tell – dogs have it okay here. Even the Maasai have dogs. Who’da thunk? Maybe there will be a Dogs of Africa post in our future!