Just a quick post tonight. Here are some pictures of dogs and cats.
Look at the size of this Great Dane. This was from a long ago trip to Argentina.
Here is another memory. These two dogs belong to a man who was guarding an archaeological site in Turkey that we were trying to visit. Unfortunately, we did not get to see what we were there for.
Here is my childhood friend Pat. She was such a good dog.
Now on to a few cats. This cat was a resident of Kedma Village which is where I stayed during my first archaeological dig in Israel.
What do you notice about this cat?
Here is my friend Tarragon. I always enjoy visiting my friends at the orchard as I get to see my favorite cat. Tarragon will follow me around while I take pictures.
OK, one more picture that includes both dogs and cats.
Here is Pat with some of the cats that we had when we lived in Ashland, Kansas.
I am now trying to remember the names of the cats. The only one I can remember is Midnight which was the black cat.
Now for some sleep.
How did my mind wander to the topic of Dogs in Argentina tonight?
Today I started teaching a week long course which included a student from Argentina. This made me think about a trip that I made there nine years ago so I decided to look through some of the pictures from then.
Yesterday I wrote a post about The Barnyard Dog, and when I saw one of my favorite dog pictures I found my topic for the post.
As we would leave our hotel in Buenos Aires we would often see a young lady walking her Great Dane. One night the dog was carrying a big bone. I wish that I had taken a picture of the dog from the front so you could see the teeth holding the bone.
Here is another picture of the dog. This evening she was walking two dogs, but I only got a picture of the Great Dane. This dog was a massive dog. One evening she had the dog stand up on it’s hind legs with it’s paws on her shoulders. The dog was taller than she was.
The dog looks really big in the pictures with the young lady who was not very tall. Here you can really see the size of the dog. One evening I asked if I could get a picture with the dog. You can see how tall the dog is compared to my 5’10”.
I am sometimes uneasy around big dogs, but this was one of the most easygoing big dogs that I have seen.
Of course you knew that more dog pictures were coming since the title is Dogs in Argentina. But did you guess that you would see a picture of someone walking this many dogs.
Dog walking is a full time job for many people in Buenos Aires. The dog walkers must have a license and they are limited to walking only eight at a time. However, most dog walkers aren’t very good counters and you will often see 12 to 15 dogs with a single walker.
The dog walkers are also required to pick up after the dogs. Can you imagine trying to keep track of that many dogs and whether they are leaving something behind? Or, trying to pick up droppings while the dogs are pulling a dozen different ways?
Here is the same dog walker on a different day. Here he only has ten dogs. You can see that they are all different breeds.
There are hundreds of thousands of dogs in Buenos Aires and the dog walkers do a brisk business.
Could you imagine walking so many dogs at one time?
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