Sunday, February 7, 2010

Roof Dogs Revisited


The Roof Dogs of San Miguel

Since my blog post "Roof Dog Rant" appeared two years ago, I have been photographing them on the rooftops of San Miguel. These days it seems as if the roof dogs are getting smaller, yappier, and certainly more decorative and fashion conscious than ever before. There is even a clothing shop down the street and also at the Tianguis market that specializes in doggie attire. Poodles and chihuahuas strut their stuff in ruffles and courderoy, much to the delight of the passing camera toting gringo tourist.
But it is when they are on the rooftops that they move into their power. In total charge of their lofty domain among the tinacas (water tanks) and the rebar, they command attention from all who pass beneath them, yapping and howling their little hearts out into the sharp blue sky.
As annoying as they can be, you've got to love them. I mean, its not as if you have a choice, after all...

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3 comments:

Beer Diary... said...

They're small, but they're tasty!

SOiNTOiT said...

I love the roof tanks of San Miquel! (And the pools!) Your paintings remind me of the sunsets there. Thanks. Pam

paulstaley said...

Great photos, there are so many street dogs with lots of diffrent personalities here in san felipe del agua, Oaxaca. A story will come of them. Nice blog