Today I went to visit a plant market with my host sister. She was on the hunt for small plants for her dorm room. Surrounding the plant market is a dog market, with shops full of puppies in cages. The dirt road outside had raised enclosures with even more and still more tethered to the fence surrounding the whole area. While the conditions were far from ideal, they certainly weren’t as desperate as one might imagine. Many were mild-tempered and downright gorgeous, not to mention very inexpensive, making me want to throw all caution to the wind and purchase one (or two) on the spot.