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  • Day61


    May 21, 2015 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We adopted a stray dog today.. or "independent dog" as they like to call them here. We named him "Perro" ("dog" in Spanish :-) ).

    Perro was sitting outside the train station when we arrived in Vina Del Mar. He had a few scars and looked a bit worse for wear, definitely one of the less healthy dogs we'd seen, and not as cute as some others.
    He started following us as we walked down the street. This is fairly normal.. the street dogs like to follow you for a bit until they find someone else of interest and follow them instead. But Perro stayed with us. Eventually I couldn't resist and gave him a pat on the head even though he was smelly. He followed us for about 2km, until we reached the hostel our friends were checking in to. We were waiting outside and Perro waited with us. Then he started playing fetch with us with a rock he found on the ground! We would throw the rock for him and he would take turns bringing it back to me and Travis.

    Perro stayed with us all day. Walked up the hill, to the beach, played more rock fetch in the sand, up to the lookout, even waited with us as we watched the surfers for half an hour.

    It was so sad to leave him :-( Hope you are doing ok Perro! Sorry we had to leave, we miss you already.

    On a side note, there was a riot in Valparaiso after the parade today.. we missed most if the action :-(
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