The isle of Bali overflows with mysteries and delights. From simple pleasures of black sand beaches and monkey filled tropical jungles, Bali calls to surfers, lovers of unique cultures and spiritual seekers.
Balinese believe evil spirits incarnate into dogs. The people feed wild dogs because their belief system demands keeping both good and evil in balance. The dogs live in and around people. Rarely aggressive, usually hungry, the dogs visit all cafes, homes and sources of food.
The dog above visited a cafe on Sanur beach. He never barked or begged for food, just walked quietly among the tourists.
Of course, I rose and took him some food.
Does he look hungry?
He didn’t act excited to eat the chicken and rice I offered. And he showed no interest in being petted.
The next day I saw him again, lazing near the same cafe. The family who ran the cafe knew him well but did not claim him as pet.