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Friday, April 23, 2010

This is not the US

Thankfully for our car-less state (instead of parking our car in the garage, we park the double baby jogger), church is only 4 blocks away and so we walk. By now, the girls have gotten used to the various sights on the way to church: about 20 Egyptian men hanging out in front of houses, a church, and various apartment buildings. The 'busy' two lane Bur Said, and many many feral cats and an occasional dog.

So I wasn't surprised to see a dog trotting briskly around the corner this afternoon on our way home. What I wasn't prepared for, however, was the foreleg of... something (sheep? goat?) complete with hair and hoof hanging out of the dog's mouth. And I could swear I saw it grinning in triumph.

7 comments:

Mary Pugh said...

Oh, that is disgusting!!!! What did the girls think?

Ashlie said...

Gross! Adam & Brett's black lab, Sirius Black, used to drop off deer legs on our front porch. Our mom was thrilled, haha!

UnkaDave said...

Dude! You could have scored twice! Dog plus whatever he was carrying! That's like a two-course repast! Think, daughter of mine, think!

PaulaJean said...

Huh? No one was screaming in Arabic, chasing after the dog?!

Nancy said...

Rachel thinks cats eat garbage. No really. She thinks we should get one because we wouldn't have to feed it or anything--it would just eat garbage.

For a dog to find a whole leg is a real treat--people buy legs here (hoof and all) so I can't imagine how the dog found it in the trash! Lucky thing!

Sherwood family said...

The girls were completely non-plussed; I had to point out the leg at all, and even then I think maybe Kathleen said 'oh,' and kept talking about something else.

Nisa said...

Oh my... Only in Egypt. okay, maybe not only... but still!