Smokey was off to the Kosovo Shelter today for a short stay while I am vacationing in Thailand. Conveniently located near the airport, the shelter is boarding Smokey for a mere 5 Euros a day in a large outside kennel.
Smokey has adjusted well to life in Dragodan. The neighborhood kids are torn between being terrified and curious about my over-friendly and still a bit wild monster-mutt. Some of the kids will come up when I am out walking him and give him a quick pat before running off squealing. I guess it is good for both Smokey and the kids...Smokey gets used to more people than just me and the kids realize that not all dogs are vicious. Although I do have to confess to a certain amount of amusement at the adults of the neighborhood, particularly the gangsta-wannabes and the security guards of the surrounding liaison offices. Many of the adults will either cross the road or make a wide berth around us when I am out walking Smokey. Earlier this week I shocked one Balkan Security guard to a standstill when an oncoming car forced us to go around a parked vehicle at the same time...the guy literally froze in place until we passed.