Monday, March 23, 2009

The Spirit Cafe

Late Sunday afternoon we wandered down to the beach and landed at the Spirit Cafe. We ordered cappuccinos and I sketched while we listened to the music. Sleeping next to the band was this Bali dog. Obviously, well cared for and wearing a collar, this was his home. The wait-staff were wearing t-shirts (which I now own one) that supported the Bali Street Dog Foundation which is working to reduce the number of unhealthy and neglected dogs in Bali and improving the health of the existing dogs. It is such a sad existence for the one million dogs that live on the streets without a constant food source and it breaks my heart to see this everyday. Sometimes it is hard to live here...

6 comments:

Shelly McC said...

This is a wonderful sketch!

africantapestry said...

A lovely sketch Jennifer and yes, so sad to see homeless animals. I get so angry with people who take anumals and just let them off in some field later when they tie of him. It happens alot here in France.
Ronell

Judybec said...

nice sketch Jennifer!
I'm glad there is a group that is trying to do something to help the animals there. It's so cruel when animals are neglected. I'd have a hard time seeing that every day too.

A Brush with Color said...

Wow--a wonderful sketch is right! Very lovely. You really captured this sweet pup. Sad to hear about the dog situation in Bali--we don't tend to see that in the US, do we? It's rare, anyway. Sounds like some people are awakening to the need to do something about it.

seesue said...

Great sketch and a bit of a comfort to know that there is a focused group dealing with this sad fact.

Sherry said...

Great sketch Jennifer! There are dogs everywhere in Peru, too. On the way to the railroad from Cusco, we saw three black labs heads down butts up in a dumpster. They sleep in the middle of the sidewalks, by the sides of the roads, everywhere. I know many of them have no owners. We also saw native Peruvian dogs - black and hairless except for tufts on the top of their heads and at the end of their tail. Weird.