By Cesar Garcia
...No one seems to know how many there are. Passersby are too busy going to and fro their business to contemplate the growth of their ranks. They are the “canchosos” (street dogs) who roam freely. The authorities wrestle with what to do about their numbers. But it’s hard to take an accurate “dog count” when puppies can be born the minute after the last census comes in.
There are rogues, leaders of the pack and runts.
They come in all breeds, mostly half-breed; make behind bushes and under trees their “bed-time” and easily stroll Bogota’s downtown streets like a mangier breed of touristas.