There is an old joke about Tibetan street dogs that is more than part true.
Why do you need two sticks to take a shit in Tibet?
One to hold onto and another to beat off the dogs.
I never had occasion to relieve myself in the cities of Tibet, however more than once I found myself confronted by packs of dog.
Vicious snarling mutts descended from the famed mastiffs of the Himalayas.
You bet I was.
They were everywhere in the 90s.
The Tibetans considered them sacred.
The Chinese authorities decided the kill off the mongrels.
By the thousands.
But they live on.
By the millions.