Street Dogs of Chile, Part 2: You See Them Here, You See Them There, You See Those Street Dogs Everywhere
Even on Easter Island, where I guess they are technically Chilean, though I don’t think they care that much about their citizenship status. But they truly are ubiquitous, so today will be even more of a photo gallery than anything else.
Remember, you can click on any picture to see it full size.
Bonus pictures & a photo challenge if you make it to the end. Sorry for the formatting issues, WordPress really sucks when it comes to layout and pictures, at least this theme does, unless you want to spend a lot more time on it or money on themes. Ah well.
Viña del Mar
I have a couple more. This one was posing so nicely in front of the Rodin sculpture, along with the two pigeons.
This one joined us for a snack by the ocean down the street from our apartment. It got crumbs, and then tried to block our exit.
As I mentioned in the previous street dog post, we had heard the street dogs in Valpo can travel in packs and be dangerous, but this group looked ok to us. Looks like one’s saving a parking space.
And then these two outside the Museo de Bellas Artes, almost a yin/yang thing going on.
This one joined us for the first part of our walk in Valparaiso one day.
Valparaíso Fish Market
Who’d have thunk it, eh? Yes, the fish market has a whole slew of dogs, some of which we can now identify, having been there several times. They also seem to have their locations. These are in the main area where they haul the boats in. They have to fight the seagulls.
But the tough ones fight the sea lions, and the guy who throws fish heads at them to keep them away from the sea lions’ lunch. Don’t worry, the sea lions were too lazy to come all the way up the beach, so later it trotted off this that last fish head. Yum.
And All Around
Everywhere we go we see street dogs, so here are a few more from our travels around the country, and we haven’t even gone to the far north or the south.
I Promised You Bonus Pictures?
OK, here’s one. It’s obviously not a street dog, but one of our favorites. Just a couple of houses from Joel’s school, this one sticks its head out of its porthole and woofs at us. Reminds Cecile of the doorkeeper in the Wizard of Oz, and there is something to that.
And finally, a quiz: how many street dogs can you spot in this picture. This is a church up the street from us (St. Francis associated, Cecile suspects); the other day I counted 15 dogs here, but couldn’t get a picture of all of them as I had to make sure not to get people’s faces. How many can you find? Our answer below. And yes, you can click to get a bigger view.
We see 8 or 9, depending on whether that things behind the lamppost center right is a dog or not.