I was mowing my grass in the alley when this sweet little dog came walking by. She approached me but then walked off and would not let me get too close to her. I followed her for a while, but realized she was not going to let me get near her and I did not want to make her run in front of cars.
I walked away feeling both sad for the dog and angry at the owners who have somehow let her escape. I have had my dog for almost 10 years and not once has she been in a situation where she could get out and be put in harms way. I don’t know how this one managed and I should not assume the owners didn’t do all they could to prevent this from happening.
So I resumed my yard work in the front of my house this time and kept an eye out for her but soon stopped looking. After about 20 minutes she reappears, coming form the opposite direction and she must have circled the entire block. This time I walked right up to her and she let me get close enough to grab her collar, no tags, and I led her to my yard.
So tomorrow I will see if I can have her scanned for a microchip to locate her owners. If she is not chipped, I don’t have any choice but to take her to a no-kill shelter for adoption.
She has made herself at home and to the couch and bed.
Just one of the thousands of graffiti art in an around Christiania, very interesting city within the city of Copenhagen.
Today, around 1000 people live and work in Christiania. The houses, they live in are designed by themselves. They pay rent to the community, and pay the Danish state for water and electricity. They live from their restaurants and from producing bicycles, stoves and other items.
One could say that Christiania is an alternative society within society, which also means that the darker sides of modern life are represented. Some parents advise their teenage children not to go there after dark, and tourists are advised not to take photos in Pusher Street, where you can buy – illegally – pot, hash and other soft drugs.
After forty years of controversy and numerous conflicts between the inhabitants and the state and authorities it seems that the troubled times are over for good. In June 2011 Christiania bought the whole area from the state for DKK 76.5 million finally making the free town legal.