Nick and I came across one of the nicest dogs I have ever met in the Communidad de Comandanzia on the Orosa River in Peru. We drove our boat up to a house asking if they had any dogs, and they introduced us to Rambo, who had just returned from a hunting trip in the jungle. We just called his name and he jumped in our boat, stood up with his front legs on the seat, and let Nick work him over for parasites. His recent hunting trip was fortuitous for us -- he had more ticks on him than all the other dogs in the jungle combined! Rambo didn't actually live at the house we had pulled the boat up to, so when we were done collecting his ticks we gave him a ride home a few minutes up river. We had a brief stop in Comandanzia on our return trip to Iquitos and Nick and Rambo had a heartfelt reunion.
Nick and Rambo
Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Montana State University