If I haven’t been posting photos as frequently as in the past, that’s because I haven’t been shooting as often. But with three paid gigs coming up in March and more time to think following my house move, I’m getting back into it again. Here’s a few shots from today that I’m relatively happy with.
A few words about that last photo. Everyone who lives in the villages of Hong Kong knows about “village dogs,” which I believe is a euphemism for abandoned pets living on the streets and living on garbage.
In Sai Kung, the dogs around my village were actually pretty healthy looking, aside from a few that were lame because they’d been hit by cars. Here in Lam Tsuen, it seems to be a different story. I’ve noticed more than a few dogs walking around that have all sorts of wounds. But I never saw anything as shocking as this once-beautiful dog that I came upon today. As near as I can figure it, its owner abandoned it without even bothering to remove its post-operative protective plastic collar. Meanwhile the wounds on the dog’s side, as near as I can guess not being a doctor, have become badly infected, with these prominent purple swellings. I have a few closer shots that give a better look at the wounds but I think they’re potentially too disturbing to post here.
I wanted to go over to the dog and at least remove that collar from around his neck but, well, you see those wounds, I felt it could be potentially dangerous. I have, however, contacted the SPCA this evening asking if there is anything that they or I could do here and I’m waiting for their response.