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In Honduras like most other third world countries you can't help but notice that the streets are littered with many flea infested short hair skinny dogs. The streets are their domain and much of their days are spent scratching and fighting off those pesky ticks and fleas that are feeding off them.

All dogs are very friendly and rely on handouts from the locals and tourist alike. They have adopted well and thrived in this third world society, Knowing when to be seen, when to move out of the way, when to cross the street. More people in Honduras become road kill than dogs. They don't bother the chickens, horses or cows, but help to keep them in line. They just live peacefully scratching the day away.

I took this photo early in the morning when the mountain fog was still covering the city. I was on my way to photograph a bridge that was destroyed by "Hurricane Mitch" when I took a short cut through the central Park and noticed that the park was empty except for the sleeping dogs catching their last winks before another day in the life of a dog begins. I crawled slowly and quietly towards the dogs and clicked several shots. They just stood there without a care in the world. Mostly all big cities in Honduras have a Central Park with sleeping homeless skinny dogs .

It seems that I'm photographing dogs in Honduras and Cats in Japan, Hummmm, Strange I never see either when I'm in Taiwan

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