The most heartbreaking dog.
Most of the dogs I fed looked hungry... but most of them looked like they were getting by alright. I felt better after I fed them because I knew I was one meal of many that they were getting somehow or another.
Feeding this girl made me feel absolutely no better.
We stopped the car and I got out with a can of Alpo and some dry food. She looked at me for a second and then started to mosey away. I was calling out to her but she didn't seem interested... I am guessing people don't offer her food often so she wasn't expecting it.
I don't really have any more pics from Monteverde because I felt pretty rotten after seeing this dog and couldn't do anything but stare out the window.
I swear, if we weren't ON THE ROAD TO THE AIRPORT, I would've found a way to help her. Brought her to a tourist town. Something.
She was a sweetie with long, floppy ears. And she appeared to be a mama.
Please, if you go to a country where the animals need some help - help them.
This road is the one from Monteverde and is extremely well travelled by tourists. Even if one person a day stopped to give her food, this dog wouldn't look like she was at death's door.
She's about 20 minutes up the hill from Casa Tranquilo, if anyone is going to Monteverde any time soon and wants to ensure themselves a spot in heaven by helping this girl.