"A Dog's Life" ("une vie de chien")
A veterinary in Turkey (where I'll be back very soon) remarked that this French expression, meaning that the dogs have the worst life on earth (talking of stray dogs, of course, who have to fend for themselves), was the most silly thing that he had ever heard : "as usual", he told me jokingly, "you French speaking people have understood nothing !" :)))
It's true that I did not meet in Cuba any really miserable dog like I saw in many countries in south Asia for instance, - "pariah" animals,
... and it's also true that all the dogs met in Cuba were very sweet, discreet, generally not barking excessively at night (except some of the ones who were owned by someone).
(Havana at night is even more atmospheric than day time ; I was out with my camera each night, even when it was raining hard - exciting and each time new adventures...)
"Una vida de perros".
Un Veterinario en Turquía me remarcó que esta expresión, que significa que los perros sufren el peor tipo de vida en la tierra