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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Canine Fact and Scat



Check out this interesting page on the Bali dog. It's super pro Bali dog and won me over somewhat. I do remember though, 23 years ago when here, being surrounded by a dozen or so of them snarling and barking at me as I walked through a village or on a dirt road in Ubud.
I can remember calling for help and having someone come out of a house and shoo them away. I would say to people that they bark but don't bite and would hear back, "Oh yes they do."

There are far fewer dogs around here now but back then there was no rabies which has changed everything. A lot of the dogs around here have collars. I know some that are homeless that stay in the same area on the sidewalks or the beach. The key to me to getting along with dogs and cats as well here is, as that article points out, don't pat them. They're not used to it and it can scare them.

Katrinka and I have noticed how little dog poop there is - at least where we've been - not like India. There are dogs here and there on the sidewalks, on the beach, in front of homes. Considering how poorly trash is controlled here it's interesting how well dog poop is. She suggested that maybe they eat it. We agreed that, though there are far fewer dogs visible in San Rafael in the neighborhood where we lived, that there was more dog poop there. - dc