You might go home today and take a walk. Maybe you’ll go alone, meet a friend, or drag your spouse along. If you have a dog, you’ll pry take it too. I could even venture to say it’s pretty common to see someone out walking their dog. Not here. Haitians don’t keep dogs as pets-and the few that do only use them for security. They let the dog sleep outside and maybe give it food every once in a while. I have never seen a dog on a leash here. I have seen cows taken out on leashes to graze, which always makes me nervous when the only thing preventing it from charging me is a thin rope. But just today, I saw a different animal being taken out for a walk. A man was walking his pig, followed by eight little piglets! I had just stepped out of the Cholera Treatment Center to get a fresh breath of air, and saw him saunter by with his family of pigs tied to a rope. I laughed so hard people started staring at me. And, in a very strange way it made me feel as if all was well with the world, that despite what is happening, life goes on.