Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tibetan Mastiff

Tibetan Mastiff

postmarked from Hong Kong in 2011 with two Hong Kong stamps one one pre-printed stamp from China

the sender writes: 
I visited Tibet last year and went up to the Himalayas. The view is amazing, so close it's like you could touch the sky.

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The Tibetan Mastiff reflects its use as a guardian of herds, flocks, tents, villages, monasteries, and palaces, much as the old English ban-dog was a dog tied outside the home as a guardian. However, in nomad camps and in villages, the Tibetan Mastiff is traditionally allowed to run loose at night and woe be unto the stranger who walks abroad after dark.


 

1 comment:

O'Neal said...

Awesome! Dog cards are among my favorites.