Daily photos from Kitakami, a small town in Northern Japan, and its surroundings.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
This friendly Golden Retriever never gets out of this cage - and "never" means really never - not even for a walk, as you can see in the excrements he's sitting in. The cage is in front of a house selling company, I guess the dog is meant to be some kind of decoration. They give him food and water, and once in a while the excrements are flushed away with a hosepipe, and that's it.
In Japan, there are many dogs living like this. In the immediate surroundings of our house I know already three of them. Instead of a cage it may be as well a short chain attached to a hut. None of them is ever being walked or played with or allowed to meet some fellow canines. Really a dog's life.