This is a link to a photo of the little fellow:On my way here this afternoon just outside of Los Arcos a little wiry haired dog with a face like a collie ran out to great me like a long lost friend and followed me for about 5 KM . I kept trying to tell him to go back home he was going to get run over or lost at one point I even shouted at him thinking if he though I was mad at him he might leave and go back home. I guess he could tell that I wasn't very sincere as he would just circle around me through the fields and appear in the road in front of me a few minutes later. I was beginning to entertain thoughts of taking him along with me . We had been walking on a small country road basically a dirt track through farmers fields but up ahead I could see where it was going to intersect with a larger paved highway. I could see a van sitting at the side of the intersection with three people in it, two men and a woman. As we approached a man got out with a leash and called the dog over who went running to him. Communicating with my few words of Spanish and various gestures I was able to determine that he was their dog. Evidently he does this sort of thing frequently and they didn't seem to be upset about it at all.
happytraveller said:Are there a lot of stray dogs on (and along) the camino frances ? Not that I am scared of dogs, I just want to know if I need to budget some money for dog food. I can't walk past a hungry soul