I’m now laughing at the fear the travel medicine practitioner instilled in us about the local fauna. According to them we are to assume that every puppy we pass on the street has rabies. I was emphatically told us not to touch ANY animal no matter how cute and fluffy.
There are dogs and cats everywhere and they seem to be relatively well fed and happy. I’ve also encountered (very loud) geckos and chickens. Here is my Cute Overload Laos tribute to the rabid street puppies and chickens of Luang Prabang.