Saturday, November 29, 2008

"Balinese ingenuity"


We saw  this dog in Depensar wearing this "Elizabethan collar". He was in front of his home barking at all of us passing by—just like a dog! The collar was a flowerpot with a rope attached that was then loosely tied around his chest. I felt bad for him, but our visiting veterinarian friend said he probably had some skin irritation and this was keeping him from scratching his fur off. He is quite right right because he had quite a coat of fur. So many of the Bali dogs have patchy coats with areas where there is no fur because that are riddled with mange and skin irritations. It is sad and very distressing to see them scratch. It breaks my heart...

5 comments:

Donn said...

Beautiful sketch of the dog. Your pen and ink sketches are remarkable.

Owen said...

Dashing. Love your doggie drawings.

nina roos said...

wauw, really like this drawing very much.
great tactile lines you draw.

thanks for sharing!

nina

john.p said...

Great drawing! We've had to resort to these, too, as prescribed by our vet. Our dogs seemed to adjust to them just fine.

Ricardo Sérgio said...

I love this drawing. Really great.