Bangkok Street Dogs

A place to learn about the lives of street dogs in Bangkok, Thailand, with emphasis on the individual characters of the Bangkok street dog community and their stories of hardship and humor.

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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Standing In The Shadows


What's up? I'm Ivan, a 4 year old dog who lives in northern Bangkok. It's kind of hot today so I'm just chilling in the shadows, trying not to move around too much. If you've never been to Bangkok, it's damn hot this time of year and there's really no escaping it.

But the good news is, it's also mango season, and I can find tasty morsels of the fruit in pretty much any sidewalk trash can I go snuffling through. It's pretty awesome. The only thing that sucks is when there's also a durian shell in the trash can. Those things hurt like hell and I've had times where the spines stuck in my nose and snout. It doesn't tickle, trust me.

Anyway, I guess that's kind of like life, too. Meaning, even when there's good stuff going on, like mango season, there's also stuff you gotta watch out for. Living on the streets of Bangkok isn't easy but one thing I can say is that it's never boring.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go find a nice shady spot to take a nap.