Můžu si vás, prosím, vyfotit s vaším pejskem?
"Can I please take a picture of you and your dog?"
This is the question I practiced asking when interviewing the residents of Prague about their furry friends. I first became intrigued with the dogs of Prague when I noticed how well-behaved and obedient they are. Around every corner of Prague it's common to find a dog owner walking their dog, often times even without a leash! The dogs are not easily distracted by spectators even if you whistle or call to them. They stay by their owners side at all times. I have even seen them wait outside the stores for them with no leash. Owners will also often bring their dogs along when shopping, going out to eat, and riding public transportation. These are the happiest and most well-behaved dogs I have ever encountered, so I have decided to dedicate this weeks blog post to man's, or in this case Prague's, best friends. I will include interviews I conducted with dog owners on the streets of Prague, doing my best to get both their names, how they got their dogs, and a fun fact about their dog.
Martin and Akiba
Martin (Left) and his dog Akiba have been life long best friends ever since Martin's friend's dog gave birth to her. They are both from the Czech Republic. A fun fact about Akiba is that she loves beer!
Gige and Vita
I met Gige (left) and Vita (right) walking right outside of my dorms. I couldn't get Vita to look my way because she was distracted by all the other dogs on their evening walks. They were a very sweet pair. Gige describes Vita as a "funny dog" and she is 5 years old.
Charrka & Vita
Charrka (left) and Vita (right)
Charrka is a 13 year old foo foo!
Alanna and Honey
Alanna (left) and Honey (right) were the first duo that I was able to practice my Czech with. Although there was a language barrier, we ended up have a great conversation. A fun fact about Honey is that she loves other animals, especially running with horses! Isn't honey sweet?
Sheila and Pellusa
Sheila (right) is from the US, lived in Spain for some time and now lives in Prague. Pellusa (left) is originally from Spain. Her name in Spanish means "long hair" and in English means "dust bunny". In my opinion both names fit her nicely. Pellusa is 11 years old, deaf, and blind in one eye, yet still was as energetic as a puppy. I really enjoyed meeting and talking to this pair.
Milan & Misha
Milan (left) and Misha (right)
Misha is 7 years old and loves the ladies