Friday, July 09, 2010

You Won't See This in Zambia

Dogs in Zambia are common, skinny, and un-pampered. Their purpose in life is to notify their owners when strangers or snakes approach. It's safe to say that Zambian dogs are tolerated, not adored. We used to joke that all the dogs look alike--light brown, short-haired, medium-sized, usually descendants from some strain of Rhodesian Ridgeback.

So I suppress a smile when I see these Mutt Mitt stations on the jogging trails around Austin. I wouldn't know how to begin to explain these to our Zambian friends!

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