Canines in Colombia – Romancing the Bone

Dogs in Colombia SA | cathy nelson arkle

I didn’t set out to take photos of dogs in Colombia. It just happened…everywhere. These photos of dogs tell a story that my words cannot. So I will let them show you their tale.

Dogs in Colombia SA | cathy nelson arkle

Dogs in Colombia | Cathy Nelson Arkle

Dogs in Colombia | Cathy Nelson Arkle

Dogs in Colombia SA | cathy nelson arkle

Dogs in Colombia SA | cathy nelson arkle

Dogs in Colombia SA | cathy nelson arkle

Dogs in Colombia SA | cathy nelson arkle

Dogs in Colombia SA | cathy nelson arkle

Dogs in Colombia SA | cathy nelson arkle


Dogs in Colombia | Cathy Nelson Arkle


Hope you enjoyed photo diversion. Back to more food, fun and travel in the next post.

About Cathy Arkle

Cathy Arkle is a food blogger, culinary explorer, graphic artist, and cooking class junkie. Her inspirations come from her travels across the globe (50 countries) in the last 20+ years partaking in various ethnic cuisines while working as a graphic artist for major networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX & ESPN). She has collected a few Emmys in the field of graphic design for sports & entertainment. Cathy is also a graduate of the Pro Chef courses at The New School of Cooking in Culver City, CA


17 Responses to Canines in Colombia – Romancing the Bone

  1. Christina April 8, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

    Reminds me of the stay dogs in Italy…some of them look so sad! You can always see it in their eyes and you captured it in many of these shots. Great photos, as always, Cathy. Looking forward to your next post!

    • ShePaused4Thought April 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm #

      Thanks Christina. There was so many wonderful things to take photos of in Colombia. Glad you enjoyed the dogs.

  2. Fresh Food in a Flash April 9, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    They do tell a story. The dogs make the pace look laid back in Colombia. Look forward to more of your photos.

    • Cathy | ShePaused4Thought April 9, 2014 at 11:53 am #

      I think dogs always remind us to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. A message I am still trying to learn.

  3. Judy at Two Broads Abroad April 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    Love the contrasting colors of the green door, black dog. Tickles me to see his pink tongue sticking out. Great shots.

    • Cathy April 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

      Thanks Judy. Dogs simply make me smile. Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Simone April 9, 2014 at 9:31 pm #

    Lol… I always end up taking photos of cats when we’re out and about… Some of these dogs looks so sad (and some scary too) and I always wonder what their story would be…

    • Cathy April 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

      All of the dogs seemed to be well fed, so I know someone was looking out for them. I usually take pictures of cats as well, but in Colombia, dogs rule.

  5. Lynne @ April 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    Great dog shots, but the backgrounds are really interesting, too. Thanks for sharing.

    • Cathy April 16, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

      Thanks Lynne. Colombia is a great backdrop for any type of photos. You would really love it there.

  6. sippitysup April 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    I must get out of town and see some dogs! I speak their language so borders (or Border Collies) are no obstacle. GREG

  7. Lentil Breakdown April 16, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    How did I miss this post? I love these! I took some of dogs in Chiapas and Guatemala, but I took 250 cat shots in Morocco! Some of these shots of yours are priceless! My fave is the dog on the doorstep with his left foot hanging down and tongue out! 🙂

    • Cathy April 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

      I saw tons of cats in Italy as well. In Colombia there seemed to be dogs on the streets everywhere. I couldn’t tell if someone owned half of them or not. They all looked really well fed so I am guessing someone was looking after them.

  8. John Novaria April 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

    Love the photos! You have a way with dogs – they speak to your camera. This should be a book!

    • Cathy April 16, 2014 at 10:46 pm #

      Thanks John, I was captivated by the dogs of Colombia. They were everywhere and just seemed happy to pose, well, except the dog protecting the plantains!


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