|"YOU can be trained to see things MY way"|
|Chilly weather clothes|
My favourite photos are of the pooches dressed warmly for the cooler winter months, when the temperature drops from a day-time high of 30 C to 21 C. Brrr! (86 F down to 69.8 F). Local short-haired dogs shiver in the cooler temperatures, and concerned owners gear them up for winter with warm sweaters and quilted coats. We have acclimated and can easily wear jeans and sweaters when the temperature dips below the mid-twenties Celsius, so I get it. I empathize with them.
|Michael at Impresiones Magicas|
Additionally there are truly pampered pooches who dress for specific occasions; like Michael a gorgeous pit-bull who guards the Impresiones Magicas store in Cancun.
He frequently is attired in a seasonally appropriate costume such as Santa Claus in December.
He's a lovable wriggly, waggly character during office hours, but a serious guard dog at night.
We have also met Willie, who is adored by Ceil and Dick. He is a perfect guest at the dinner table, handsome and polite.
|We call him Star-Dog (name is Peluche - teddy bear)|
Also amongst my photographs are several of what we refer to as "roof top alarm systems." It's a pretty common sight; one, two, or more dogs peering over the edge of a roof, barking at anyone who enters their territory. It is a touchy subject - dogs confined to roof tops. Petty theft, robberies of electronics and cash, are as common place here as they are in any part of the world. Noisy dogs are often used as an expedient solution. Alarm systems are rare and expensive, most being monitored by private companies in Cancun and necessitating a long wait before an alarm is investigated.
|These guys are well-cared for - roof-top alarm system|
|Handsome dude - brown, white and pale pink|
|Looks like a sleeping bear!|
|Soggy Doggy in 2009|
|Sombra - enjoying her golf cart ride|
|Sparky is in love ... hopelessly in love.|
We still really enjoy cats, and soon Tommy will be famous with his first book. Sparky on the other hand will have to wait until book number two to share the spotlight with Thomas the Cat. In the meantime he keeps us entertained with his antics. We're happy he chose us.
Lynda & Lawrie
PS: Information from a blog reader: The "Star dog's" name is Peluche (teddy bear). Love him and all of the Isla dogs! Cool!