We arrived back in Bali three weeks ago and I began my 6 mile morning beach walk routine. Immediately, I noticed there weren't as many dogs wandering about as before and most were wearing collars and tags or at least a colorful piece of string around their necks. I found out that because of several cases of rabies in Denpasar, many dogs were rounded up and euthanized. Though quite controversial as to possibly not the most humane method used, many of these Bali dogs lead a desperate life of so little food, few are spayed or neutered and none are given adequate healthcare. It is a far cry from the life that Sophie leads. Though heartbreaking, I can not help but be hopeful that it will be a better life for the dogs that remain and charm me every morning along the beach.