Street dogs in Bangkok will probably always continue to capture my heart. They are so free to just be dogs – quite a bit less attached and dependant on humans, but usually still very friendly and full of personality. I have asked Iven to take many dozens and dozens of pictures of street dogs over the past year and a half there we have been here. Within this in mind, I found myself laughing last week when we went to a photo exhibit of pictures taken by the Princess of Thailand from her travels around the world. One of them was a picture taken in America entitled, “Waiting”, that showed a dog on a leash, tied to a fire hydrant, fixated on something unseen – no doubt the door that his owner disappeared through when last seen. It made me giggle to think of a Thai princess going to my country and finding that all dogs are on leashes and get tied up outside, and finding that a noteworthy subject to photograph. The world is indeed a big and strange place.
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