A friend forwarded these pictures of a Golden Retriever who works for the Kathmandu Police Department. She is receiving Hindu blessings. In the photos following, Orville receives the same blessings. He might be the only American dog on record to have been thusly blessed. I am glad that he was not as roundly doused with the rato powder as Officer Roo's Cousin, because it takes about a month to fade.
As you can see, though dogs put up with receiving blessings of this type, they would would prefer to be off chasing the elusive Tibetan Night Squirrel. It looks like Orville and his colleague react identically to the administration and aftermath.
By the way, Orville's Nepali name was Ram Bahadur. He was given that moniker by an old lady one day, who said that, being so healthy and big he must have been, well, shall we say, a powerful lothario...? Ranking only beneath the King, Orville became the second most famous personage in Nepal, primarily for his ability to count to nine and then retrieve as many sticks as he had counted from a treacherous lake while eagles swooped down to peck at his head. In conjunction with the fact that animals born with white skin or fur are considered holy, Orville had it made in Nepal.