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Millie – You Can Help

One late night in May 2019, I heard a dog in front of our home screaming. I ran outside. I saw a street dog viciously attacking this poor little pooch (Millie) that I’ve never seen before.

I shooed the larger attacking dog away. The dog that was being attacked was small with a black coat and lying in the gutter shaking. She smelled–her odor was unbearable, and I saw what I thought was her intestines exposed. I was terrified that this poor soul’s life was going to end in this miserable way.

Millie found in a gutter after being attacked 10 May 2019.

Later that night at the vet’s office, we found out she had a severe case of canine TVT. It was a cancerous tumor coming from her vagina that I thought were her intestines (when I rescued her). Needless to say, these things don’t grow over night. Most likely, who ever had her before didn’t treat her cancer.

Released From the Hospital

Fast-forward to September, Millie was cleared to leave the vet’s office (where she was staying since 10 May). I was visiting her 3-4 times a week. Every time I visited her she would growl and bark at me. I wasn’t able to get close enough to her to pet her. We brought her to our home on 23 September. We opened her crate, but she wouldn’t leave it until we were gone. She growled every time we came close–even when we fed her.

Then, about three days later, she came up to me. She sniffed me. Then she stood there waiting to be pet. I couldn’t believe it. Finally, she trusted me. This is after rescuing her, visiting her for months, and staying three days at our home. Ah, what a relief.


Relapse

On 26 October, Millie was back in the hospital. During a checkup a couple days before, two new tumors were found. This time Millie’s doctor recommends that Millie undergo doxorubicin chemo once every three weeks.

Millie was a bit of a mess on some days following her first doxorubicin round. Below is a photo from four days after on a good day. So beautiful.

Millie after her fourteenth round of chemo. First round of doxorubicin.
Millie after her fourteenth round of chemo. First round of doxorubicin.

Now, we need your help–to help Millie fight her cancer. And, to find her a forever home.

You Can Help by

  1. Referring people to BaliStreephotographer.com.
  2. Telling people about Bali Street Photographer Pasar Ubud tours, if they are going to Ubud or living in Bali.
  3. Donating what ever amount of money you can on Millie’s donation page.
  4. Sharing this post on your social media feeds.
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Just after being rescued.
Millie enjoying life. Finally being able to be a dog. A brief and rare moment while her cancer was in remission.

Thank you!

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For Cat Lovers

My very first pet as an adult (on my own) was an adopted barn cat from Norfolk, England. Her name was Ally. Named after Ally Sheedy. That was back in 1985 when I lived in the UK. Since then, I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for felines.

Kitty cats greet me at a warung in Surabaya - Bali Street Photographer August 2019
A friendly feline greets me at a warung in Surabaya – Bali Street Photographer in East Java August 2019

Connecting with kitty cats in Bali is a bit of a challenge. Cats aren’t as common as dogs on the island. Basically, the dogs rule the streets in Bali.

But, when we are in Surabaya visiting family, I get my cat fix. On the island of Java, cats rule the streets. Street dogs in Java are rare–the opposite of Bali.

Kitty cats waiting for scraps at a warung in Surabaya - Bali Street Photographer August 2019
Kitty cats waiting for scraps at a warung (street food stall) in Surabaya – Bali Street Photographer in East Java August 2019
This little kitty cats really wanted to meet me and sniff my bicycle on the backstreets of Surabaya - Bali Street Photographer August 2019
This little kitty really wanted (chased after me on my bicycle) to meet me and sniff my bicycle on the backstreets of Surabaya – Bali Street Photographer in East Java August 2019
Kitty cats with a woman at a warung in Surabaya - Bali Street Photographer August 2019
A kitty cat with a cat loving shop keeper at a warung in Surabaya – Bali Street Photographer in East Java August 2019

This post is dedicated to all the cat lovers who follow BaliStreetPhotographer.com. Thanks for following and for your support to the hard working people rescuing/rehoming Bali’s street cats at Villa Kitty.

This post is also motivated by the recent inspiring cat stories from Kathryn Presner. Please visit her site and have a read.

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Photography

A Nod to Elliott Erwitt

Street (Dog) Photography

This lead photo is my humble homage to the master street photographer Elliott Erwitt. Learn about Erwitt’s dog street photography here.

This photo of a Bali Dog at Pasar Ubud and four more images are now up on the I love Bali Dogs gallery.

You can help support education, rehoming, adoption, and recovery programmes for these beautiful street dogs. Visit Mission Paw’sible.org.

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Editorial Photography

The Beloved Bali Street Dog

An Artistic Street Portrait of a Bali Street Dog

This is one of many street dogs we’ve made friends with. We make sure he gets a good meal every time he stops by.

He has finally put on some weight and got his energy back.

See the his photo and more in the new gallery dedicated to Bali Dogs.

While you are here, you mike like this one too. Can street photography be artistic?

#ilovebalidogs #adoptdontshop #bekindtoanimals

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Culture Photography

Sittin’ on the “dock” of the Pasar – Best time to photograph a Bali Dog

“Two thousand miles I roam. Just to make this dock my home” ~Otis Redding

The Bali Dogs of the pasar seem to follow a schedule. When the pasar is in full swing early in the morning, they are scattered and roaming around individually. Towards 7:30-8:00 am, they beging to form in groups and forage together or wait for vendors to throw scraps their way. Generally, this is the best time to photograph a Bali Dog in Pasar Ubud.

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