Charley the Elkhound by Sanjib Rana
Live from Kathmandu: Tihar and the Festival of Lights

Live from Kathmandu - Nepal's Day of the Dog 2011

Today is Nepal's Day of the Dog, my favorite festival.   Dog's are feted and given treats and sometimes decked out in amazing colors.

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It's hard to say who's cuter in this photo.   I am especially impressed with the gold eyeliner around this dog's right eye.   Looks like someone had fun with the finger paints.

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Part of the festival of Tihar, the Day of the Dog was even celebrated by this Buddhist lady with her excited Lhasa Apso this morning on the famous Boudha Stupa.

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This lovely red-headed Nepali pup seems to be enjoying her day.

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Meanwhile, downtown near Durbar Square, a Hindu area, this handsome dog has received many blessings.

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This dog is happy in his nest of marigolds.

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They look like they have enjoyed a long morning of treats.   They are too tired to even bark at the strange lady in the cowboy hat.

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This dog is master of all he surveys from his perch high above the streets of Kathmandu.

More later.   I am recovering from a 30 hour plane trip, and while I don't have jet lag, something has to give.   I jumped out of bed this morning to find many charming dogs to photograph, went to a friend's for lunch and am about to head out for the last night of Kathmandu's celebrated Jazzmandu - more on that tomorrow.

Kathmandu is a 12 hour and 15 minute time change from California, but I am not one to miss a party.

 

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Doug Potter

Thanks again for the great pictures from Nepal, Michelle.

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