Meet The Newest Torta – Luna

13 Sep

EVERYONE in Bacalar had told us “you need to get a dog”. We smiled and nodded and voiced some minor objections. We have never owned a dog (together) in the twenty one years of our relationship. Our busy lives and raising kids didn’t leave a lot of room. So how the heck do we now have three dogs???

Left in a bag on the street covered in ticks and fleas.

Left in a bag on the street covered in ticks and fleas.

Bacalar is a small town. Dogs can be seen running the streets, skeletal, covered in mange and injured. It is too big a problem for us bleeding heart expats to do much about. But it can make a difference to one dog, or three.

Dogs eat garbage, protect the home on a short chain and are dismissed as having much of a life at all. I’ve blogged on the topic previously.

A trip to the vet. Everything checked out.

A trip to the vet. Everything checked out.

Luna came into our lives when our friends heard whimpering in the middle of the night and found her. She was in bad shape unable to lift her head to eat. After some tender mercies she rallied and was soon showing her sweet disposition. We were smitten with puppy love at first meeting.

She definitely prefers a full body siesta.

She definitely prefers a full body siesta.

Life is full of puppy training videos, chew toys and hourly trips to “go potty”. She is about eight weeks old. Sleep when the baby sleeps does not only apply to humans.

Luna loves belly rubs.

Luna loves belly rubs.

We are now moms to a lively, intelligent, teething, and most welcome little critter. Oh, and the other two? Cielo and Sol have moved into our house before we did. Mexican street dogs are very loyal. Give them a regular meal and a head pat and they’re yours forever. A good reason we’re going to fence the yard.DOS TORTAS


10 Responses to “Meet The Newest Torta – Luna”

  1. Emily September 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    Luna is absolutely scrumptious. Who could resist?!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 September 13, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

      Certainly not us. She’s turned our life topsy turvey. So much fun.


  2. Karen September 13, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

    How sweet. True love for sure. Can’t wait to meet this baby dog.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nancy Taylor September 13, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

    SSSSOOOOO Sweet!!!! Congratulations, Alex and Lisa, on your new family! Luna looks absolutely precious. Thank you for saving her. I would LOVE to see pics of the “Squatters’ Rights” dogs, Cielo and Sol. What a lucky lot they are. ~Nancy

    PS Alex, I’m no longer with DSHS as of 9.18.15; will be moving on to DADS. Yes, David finally won! He is, by far, the biggest bully I have ever met. But, alas, he can bully me no more.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 September 13, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

      Hey Nancy, congrats on the new job. After two years, I hardly remember those people. Every Sunday night I rejoice in not going to work on Monday.


  4. Ms Tisdale September 13, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

    Congrats on your expanded family! They are smart pups to have adopted you two.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 September 14, 2015 at 7:50 am #

      We feel blessed. The other two are off to the S&N clinic this weekend.


  5. emilievardaman September 13, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    What a doll! Good choice.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. afish25 September 14, 2015 at 7:52 am #

    There are so many dogs and cats that need homes. Visit the Perros Olvidados FB page.


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