After driving for eight hours, I reached my friend John's house to drop off some groceries and items that needed to go into the fridge until my return there two weeks later. John has a lovely big kitchen with a stove with a big oven, so its fun to cook for him and myself when I visit. I find it easier to just bring things from my home as the shopping in that area is limited.
Usually when I arrive, I'm greeted by a couple of horses and a few dogs. No horses this time but I was greeted by a new acquisition, Mia.
Luckily I was only going to be there for a little while before I headed on to my destination of the village of La Manzanilla where I would be staying for my first two weeks.
Whew! Saved. I cuddled her some more and left.
Tank was pretty lonely as his great boxer pal Guapo another boxer disappeared in November. I swear you could tell that Tank was sad and lonely by his hangdog expression. He was very perky last year.
Mia is half boxer and half pit bull with baby blue eyes. Tank was very protective of her - even when she was biting him and barking at him and climbing all over him. Since they are not related, I found that very interesting. He even deferred to her at food time since they ate out of the same big bucket!
Mia is already a very smart puppy and definitely already knew her name, when it was food time and not to go out to the road where the surfers and beach goers park their cars. Quite a pup.
I toyed with the idea of taking her home with me until I looked at the size of her paws and knew that she is going to be a BIG dog. Also, what a wonderful life she has at the end of the dirt road with acres and acres to run and play on, Tank to play with, and plenty of places to sun her little body.
That would not have been her life back here in San Miguel. So, even though I was encouraged to bring her home with me, the final decision was not to do so. She has a GREAT life right where she is!
Whew.........that was a close call.