Friday, November 09, 2007

Dog Days

Hindus in Nepal believe dogs lead you in the right direction once you die. During the current festival, Tihar, one day is for thanking the dogs. Dogs through out town were decorated with flower necklaces and a tika (red dot) on their heads.
This dog was a little camera shy and decided that when I bent down to take his picture, he would take a little run and growl at me. Being used to this sort of thing, I grabbed a rock to hit him with if he got too close. Being a doggy holiday, I was a little worried about the timing. Fortunately, a woman did not like the dog getting closer to me and picked up a brick and hit it (but not too hard) in the side. I guess she is not a Hindu.

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