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Dogs and Digital Tombs

Dogs and Digital Tombs
This is the best feature article I read during Christmas,2011.
Unfortunately it is taken off the main page and I had to search for it today.
I have some extracts below for your perusal.
I have a suggestion for French and People in Paris.
Instead of stoned tombs in the cemetery, they should have a server with DIGITAL TOMB with all the photographs and videos of the dogs when they were alive and well for not so dog lovers or dog loving Sri-Lankan administrators to see.
For the poo (“crottes de chien”), I have suggestion, they must send them to Sri-Lanka as fertilizer for the Banana Plantation we are growing in the thick of virgin forest to feed American entrepreneurs.
We love anything including “poo”, if it is foreign but make sure they are scented with French cosmetics for poos, please.
This is good for our City Planners in Kandy and Colombo where dogs are rounded up and slaughtered and some end in dinner plates as “chicken substitute”.
It is no point saying all the beings be happy and content like a mantra.
Without them (dogs) we cannot protect our things from petty thieves.
Extracts
The pampered pooches of Paris
By Joanna Robertson Paris
Pet dogs in the French capital appear to enjoy the freedom of the city, accompanying their owners just about everywhere – and even have their own cemetery.
The pampered pooches of Paris
By Joanna Robertson Paris
Pet dogs in the French capital appear to enjoy the freedom of the city, accompanying their owners just about everywhere – and even have their own cemetery.
There are hundreds of thousands of dogs in Paris.
They can be chosen from puppy-shop windows or ordered from countryside breeders.
They are seen traveling about the city, nestled amongst the groceries in shopping trolleys or peering out of handbags.
Dogs perch on the running boards of mopeds – ears flying in the wind – or sit, swathed in blankets, in bicycle baskets.
They are petted on the bus, the tram and the metro and, for a flat-rate ticket costing 5.10 euros (£4.25), the smaller ones can escape the metropolis and take the train to anywhere in France.
Access all areas
When on all four paws, dogs in Paris can choose from 72 gardens to walk in – from formal palace grounds to tiny urban squares.
In between, they can mark lamp-posts, trees, ornamental masonry and the corners of Art Nouveau metro stations to their hearts’ content.
Paris dogs snooze under cafe tables and sit politely in restaurants.
They are allowed into shops – even when officially not – and, from time to time, sneak into cinemas, usually for a matinée on a wet afternoon.
Each dog has its own preferred vet and there are hundreds to choose from.
Each vet has a preferred dog diet. Calves liver, braised. A little “blanc de poulet” (white chicken meat) or a slice of rare roast beef.
What goes in must come out, and Paris dogs apparently drop 20 tons (20,000 kg) of “crottes de chien” (dog poo) on the city’s streets every day, although who exactly weighs it remains a question that even the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) cannot answer.
From time to time, the city’s more creative residents have used the crottes as pavement art, sticking them with coloured flags, photographing and painting them.
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