The Dogs of Espada
Today, I'm having a motivational problem. (I can't move my neck very well.) So I thought I'd share a photo I took a couple of months ago. Espada is one of the old Spanish missions in San Antonio. When I recently visited Espada, I noticed a couple of dogs following me around the grounds like loyal old friends. The one in this picture was disturbingly thin. A park ranger explained to me that Espada a is place where people abandon dogs that they no longer want. All of the park rangers have taken dogs home over the years. But the dogs keep coming and many of them die of starvation. This dog broke my heart. Notice how thin her body is in the background. Unless somebody took her home, I'm sure she didn't live long after I took her portrait.