Terelj National Park, Mongolia
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
Little Corn, Nicaragua
Hoi An, Vietnam
San Agustin, Colombia
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
It’s no secret that I love dogs (and all animals, for that matter). The weird thing is that they love me right back. It doesn’t matter which country I’m in, I find dogs always want to jump on me, cuddle me, be near me, even follow me while I ride a bicycle*. I’ve always been really comfortable and happy around animals, and I find that if you treat them with love and respect, they’ll treat you the same.
I’ve bonded with quite a few animals in my travels, even though I know that there are serious risks to getting close to any animal, domestic or wild, especially when in certain countries. I just can’t resist giving a dog a scratch behind the ear or nuzzling the top of a puppy’s head, though. If I die of some sort of rabies/fleas/ringworm hybrid super-disease, I will only have myself to blame.
I’ll die happy, though. Look at those little wet noses!!!
*I’m hoping that this is because they can sense that I am a kind person, not that I always smell faintly of red meat or something weird