Monday, August 15, 2016

Our Little Friend


We decided to go for a warm, romantic walk on the beach on our first night in Playa Corona. The beach was pitch black and deserted. But we weren't alone. There were trillions of stars salting the sky. They were mesmerizing. In fact, I saw 3 shooting orbs during our stay. There were also a few dim lights emanating from scattered beach Casas, but no other signs of life. Until, on our way back to our room, we heard growling. A guttural, protective kind of growl. Uff da. I was scared. Being attacked by a rabid dog might ruin a gal's vacation. Just a tad. But, we just kept moving and arrived home without getting our necks ripped open. 


The next day, we saw this dog down on the beach. We figured that he was the culprit. 


As you can guess, we soon became fast friends. And Caracol, our vacation name for him, followed us everywhere. 

(Casa Caracol was our home away from home in Playa Corona)


He joined all of our morning walks...


We were side by side on our beach strolls...


When we frolicked in the water, he wanted to come in after us too. But the tides discouraged him. 


As soon as we gave him water...


He followed us up to our room. Good grief! We didn't want a dirty dog inside. But, he didn't stay long. He went back to wandering the beach. 


But he stayed in our hearts. He's still there...

Now, bring on the cats! Highlights from the 2016 Internet Cat Video Festival are revealed over at The Chorus of the Crows  Oh, and this cutie...


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22 comments:

Jeanna said...

I'd still choose the dog.

Christine said...

A summer romance and in your hearts forever! Sweet!

NC Sue said...

He looks like a sweet pup, but I can see why the growl startled you!
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/08/sweetheart-in-sepia.html

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That growl would have scared me to death, no kidding. But I'm glad he turned out to love you -- and vice versa. What a beautiful beach.

DJan said...

What a sweet story of a dog and his vacation pals. Love it, Sharon. :-)

Caren Gittleman said...

that's so sad that the dog doesn't have a home :(
catchatwithcarenandcody

DUTA said...

The beach dog was probably waiting for beach lover vacationing people like you to keep them company. He looks so cute!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Oh how wonderful! A companion who enjoyed your friendship as much as you his.

Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

This is very lovely. At least his hair looks shiny and he wasn't very thin. It breaks my heart when I found super skinny dogs when I visit other countries. I try to feed them whatever I have at hand.

Pat Tillett said...

It's nice when the locals are friendly. Even the canine locals.
Very nice pics Sharon.

jeannettestgermain said...

Haha, dogs can be pretty persistent, if they like people.
Lovely beach captures:)
SEASONS will resume on Sunday, so hope to see one of your lovely captures back there! And have a great rest of the week on the beach:)

theartofpuro said...

What a great story and adventure :)

Donald Urness said...

Guatemala also has a lot of "rent-a-dogs" and yes be careful. I have a friend who spends a lot of time south of the border and has had to have rabies shots twice. He no longer wears earphones when he runs down there.

carol l mckenna said...

Great photos and love the dog ~ do hope he/she has a home ~

Happy Week to you ~

Birgitta said...

What a sweet story :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Animals are always adopting you during your travels!

Lady Fi said...

Oh, what a sweet boy!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad the dog turned out to be friendly. Great photos, I love the beach shots and the cute dog. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Phyllis Oller said...

A beautiful place to be & with the dog who clearly loved being with you,phyllis

Andrea said...

Oh what a pity, maybe he doesn't have a master to love! He feels and knows who are good souls. I hope someone takes care of him too. And your shots are so inspiring, thanks for dropping by my site, i am now a follower.

jeannettestgermain said...

Many thanks for sharing your beautiful images with SEASONS! Am sure everyone will be gushing over the dog:):) Have a great week!

Liplatus said...

Glad you took the dog to a friend.
The dog got the attention, love and water.
The dog will again choose a new vacation club when you left.
Beautiful pictures and endearing Report!