Mexican Dogs being Kept on Roofs in Mexico

dogs credit: CREDIT: RUSSELL MONK / THE NEW YORK TIMES

Dogs in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — an incredibly mysterious town — don’t seem to be your typical happy-go-lucky pets. You know, the ones that get excited when you come home from work, or smother you with kisses when you cuddle in bed, or even the ones that bark until you take them out to pee. These dogs live on roofs and bark almost nonstop.

“These roof dogs spend much of their lives up there, surveying their territory from an advantageous perch,” writes photographer Russell Monk. “But great as the views are and as much as their height adds to their sense of superiority, they are not there by choice.”

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Some people describe these dogs almost as supernatural. They’ll bark through the night when someone is soon to die. A sort of alarm of what’s to come for the town.

A scare tactic? Maybe, but still, another facet that makes this town fascinating.

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