xm-smThe dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his. ~ James Thurber

An ethnic Wa youth holds his puppy for a portrait while waiting street side in Mengka, the former capital of Ximeng Wa Autonomous County in southwest Yunnan Province, China. The deep bond between the boy and his dog, particularly, in a region where dogs are sometimes clubbed, killed, or eaten, was endearing.