Past facts dictate present situations and future probabilities. Right now and into the future with the number of factual issues facing Bali people things aren’t looking too bright. Especially for those not surfing the material super wave.
Let’s be honest, wealthy people in the main aren’t going to possess street dogs, they’re not that glamorous or compliant, neither are the dogs. At the level of wealth being exhibited on an Island exploding in commodity madness, designer canines are an expected part of the presentation. Acknowledging that as a fact makes shifting focus so much easier.
Most of the wealth is concentrated where modernity is in keeping with wealth, places where the Islands ‘first canine’ is openly unable or welcome to be. It’s no use at all in bemoaning or arguing what is a fact, definitely no future, unless breed specific.
It’s a no brainer to realize that the first dog on Island Bali belongs, generally speaking of course, in village locations and environments. Once upon a not that long ago, the entire Island was just one village after another, one theme or another.
Facing facts tells us that unless Rabies becomes classified as endemic, meaning Bali Dogs are freely allowed to leave. Or they become the trendy go to pooch for the plethora of pampered rich dudes. Then the future for them becomes pretty much like all other world dogs forced from local streets. They return to what they always were, in pockets of locations that still conduct life as it used to be.
It can be argued that Bali has a dark future but that’s only a perception. The fact is inescapable that Bali and her first dog will forever be historically entwined. But it’s also a fact that the Bali Dog is becoming irrelevant, as more and more issues and priorities arise. Let’s not kid ourselves that hordes of tourists will boycott the Island if welfare for dogs is not implemented.
History will tell endless stories about the Islands evolution but there will only be one story about the dog. That despite everything that was thrown, the Bali Dog, an irrelevant mangy dog, survived and lived on, in the hearts and minds of future generations.