Saturday, April 7, 2012

Stray dogs in Bhutan

The population of dogs in Bhutan might be bigger than the human population. Everywhere you look, if you notice, your eyes are met by a scraggly-looking dog or even a gang of them staring at you maliciously. You might suppose incorrectly that the stray dogs are dangerous and bite often. That’s not true. They are usually frightened of humans and any sharp movement may cause them to be nervous and likelier to attack.
These gangs keep up people all night with their barking, howling, whining or what not. So bring your earplugs if you want to get a good night's sleep.
And, when you see all these pet dogs, don't suppose that there's a pet shop around. People sometimes tame stray dogs. So if you feel that you like one especially, don't hesitate. Unless, of course, it doesn't even let you get near.

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