Luna Hates Feet

5 Mar

I should have known when Lisa looked at me doe-eyed and said that I needed to “go look at this puppy”, what that really meant. We were getting a dog. All the expats in Bacalar, Mexico where we had retired (2015) told us that we would get a dog, or two. I had insisted no, we don’t want a dog. Silly me.

Luna aka Lunatic, will be turning seven at the beginning of the summer. It’s always hard to tell with Mexican street dogs or callejeros. The breed is dubious, but dogs tend to be scrappy, independent, food driven, and excellent additions to any family when properly socialized and trained.

A typical street dog in Mexico. Maybe Luna’s daddy?

Friends heard crying under their car, only to discover a puppy in a grocery bag. She was full of fleas and ticks and very skinny.

Such a sad little thing.

When we moved into our newly constructed house in Fall of 2015, we had a “no dogs on the furniture” policy. Upon returning from a visit to the US in 2019, we found Luna had become queen of the couch. Our house sitters unknowIngly gave her access and there was no going back. The couch is now her domain and covered in blankets.

Love that puppy belly.

Luna has never been a cuddly dog. She does love butt and ear scritches but on her own terms. Just don’t get near her with your feet! She will grumble and growl, not in an aggressive way, but more like a shots fired over the bow sort of warning. Luna and I have had conversations about how she is extremely privileged and why on earth is she put off by feet anywhere in her vicinity, but to no avail. Sigh.

Luna loves a boat ride.
Her Majesty taking in some rays.

Other than her feet aversion, Luna is a very good girl. She has a big, deep voice which lets passers by think that she means business, which is why people have dogs in Mexico I guess. They are excellent door bells and protection. It was one of our better decisions.

DOS TORTAS

I’m sure of it.

5 Responses to “Luna Hates Feet”

  1. emilys72016 March 6, 2022 at 8:28 am #

    Luna is a real cutie; I love her ears! I do miss the Mexican street dogs we used to feed several times a week on our bike rides. A few of them would follow my husband and me on our bikes as we rode to the feeding area. We felt like the Pied Pipers of Chuburna (Yucatan) beach. Miss those sweet pups very much now that we’re back in the states.

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    • afish25 March 6, 2022 at 9:35 am #

      I carry food in the car. I love how starving dogs don’t see croquetas as food. I also carry wet food.

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  2. Nancy Day March 6, 2022 at 11:09 am #

    Lovely Luna. So many house rules to overturn. Thank you, and Lisa and Luna. 🦶 Beware.

    On Sun, Mar 6, 2022, 6:00 AM the adventures of dos tortas wrote:

    > afish25 posted: ” I should have known when Lisa looked at me doe-eyed and > said that I needed to “go look at this puppy”, what that really meant. We > were getting a dog. All the expats in Bacalar, Mexico where we had retired > (2015) told us that we would get a dog, or two. I” >

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    • afish25 March 6, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      Dogs rule the roost. Hope you are well.

      Like

  3. Jack Scott March 7, 2022 at 5:54 am #

    Despite living in perfect dog walking country, we’re adamant we won’t get a dog…or are we? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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