So, I’ve only been in Chile for a few days now, but one thing I’ve notice since I got here are all the street dogs.
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Now, I didn’t say ‘stray dogs’ because they are not strays. They get fed, but when they grow up and are not puppies anymore people don’t want them living in their house. So, they end up living on the streets and people just feed them when they come to their door.
Now, unlike popular stereotypes, this doesn’t mean that people don’t care about the dogs; people actually care a lot about the dogs, but their houses are not very big to take in a big dog when it grows up. They can’t take them in their small houses, and they don’t have a huge backyard for the dogs either, so they figure that it’s better if they roam free.
And, on the bright side, this way the dog never gets forgotten, and gets fed and loved by multiple people.
Thanks for reading my first thoughts about chilean culture! (more to come soon)
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