Jon Crispin's Notebook

Dogs / Thanks / Home

Posted in Animals, Dogs, Jon Crispin, Travel, Uncategorized by joncrispin on 05/06/2017


I walked Cris to the World Ed office every morning, and back to the hotel at the end of the day.  Kathmandu has a lot of street dogs, most of whom don’t seem attached to any particular person, although the ones we  regularly saw were in the same areas every day.  You would never want to try to pet them, and they mostly ignore you anyway.  We got used to seeing this pup twice a day near a shop, and she was one of the few leashed dogs that we encountered.  She clearly belonged to someone who cared for her.

Thanks to everyone who passed along good wishes in regards to my eye thing.  I really appreciate it.  We are home now and I see my retina guy tomorrow morning; I am really eager to see what he has to say.  The huge black blob is beginning to resolve a bit, which is encouraging.

More suitcase uploads coming soon.  Thanks for following.

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  2. Dhyan Atkinson said, on 05/06/2017 at 3:43 pm

    I’m glad the huge black thing is dissolving. My sister and other friends have had retina problems. Catching it early seems to be a really good thing. How lucky you were that Nepal has good eye doctors!

    Note about the dogs: I lived in India for six months while studying at an ashram. It was the same protocol about the dogs there – it was inadvisable to touch them, feed them, speak to them, encourage them in any way. But one day I met a special street dog happily munching out of a dumpster. He was plenty mangy with real mange. But he looked at me, and I looked at him, and he was such a happy dog I couldn’t help but smile back. With no shoes, rocks, or shouts coming at him, the dog immediately called me “friend” and he came dancing up to me, wagging, wiggling, not asking me for anything but a little friendliness. So I gave it to him. I whomped on his sides, scratched behind his ears, gave him the rest of my lunch. FORTUNATELY, because I sure didn’t do the “right” thing, I didn’t catch anything from him. But I have never forgotten the Dancing Street Dog of India. : ) I wish more of them were neutered so fewer would suffer. Dhyan from Boulder

  3. Wanda said, on 05/06/2017 at 11:17 pm

    Keep us posted Jon. Sending hope for best possible outcome.

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