They are everywhere, Bangkok's stray dogs. I have seen so many amusing things over the years that I imagine this could become a long lasting thread. So anything to do with them. Amusing sights, efforts to help them, even a few pictures.
I'll kick off with one of my favourites from around a year ago.
I was sitting in a taxi, in one of Bangkok's legendary traffic jams, when a young Thai lady rode up on the footpath and tried to ride her motorsai in between two posts. She could have gone around them but, no, she wasn't to be defeated and there had to be a way to ride in between them. She was still trying as my taxi moved on but the real humour was in the sight of two dogs sitting on the footpath watching her at a distance of around 350 - 300 metres. It was as though even the dogs couldn't believe it.
i am currently at war with a couple of soi dogs in my moo bahn. to get to the field we (my dog Somchai and I) have to pass 2 bastards. We seem to have beaten 1 of the little fucks back as he just stays in his corner and barks now but the other dog further along is like a fucking wolf. He doesn't seem that bothered by anything except eating my dog. Tried to kick him in the head the other day but i had flip flops on
1 of the neighbours caught me growling at it the other day (i was a little drunk..)
I tried to feed an emaciated soi dog a piece of fried banana once. He was having none of it. I don't blame him, that was the last time I bought those nasty things.
Sometimes while walking home from the BTS, I'll see a bitch walking down the soi with nipples swaying to and fro. Each one the size of my big toes.
"Thailand is way past the days of tuna, pineapples, and bargirls." - Sharky
about a week ago i caught one of those little yappy ones right on the tip of his nose just as he attacked my front wheel. never a problem since. the upside is that soidogville no longer fucks with the farang
"You really want to save the planet?...the next time you see a hybrid car with a childseat... smash the window, remove the childseat and replace it with a box of condoms..." Doug Stanhope
I used to meet a friend regularly at a beer bar at the corner of Lad Phrao soi 17. The bar is no longer there.
A large male Basset hound used to spend his evenings there as there was free food and most people used to feed him.
One evening I mentioned to my friend that perhaps we should steer clear of the food as the Basset entered the bar with a little plastic bag of somtam in his mouth which he tore open and ate in the bar. It says something when even the dogs bring their own food.
Imodium can't stop me.
Again, many years ago when I lived in Rangsit, there would be two dogs I passed every day. One would bark and the other just tried his best to look menacing but he really didn't have it in him.
One day I passed them and the Alpha male was preoccupied with something to eat so the other one did his best, but I stopped and stared him down. Poor fella craned his neck around towards the other dog as if to say, "he made me do it".
You got a little sapper in you, zeus