It’s a Dog’s Life in the Philippines – the Philippine Askal

Askal – A conjunction of the Tagalog asong kalye – ‘street dog.’  These tough little mutts are ubiquitous across the Philippines.  Somewhat feral, askals survive on edible garbage, geckos, food scraps, semi-feral cats and whatever else they can get their muzzles around.  Askals frequently serve as four-legged alarm systems and door bells in residential neighborhoods and are often treated rather …