This dog was found starving to death outside the caves of Lol-tun. She was rescued by my friend Jessie from Seattle. Jessie took her to Planned Pethood for medical clearance, and then bought a travel bag and a plane ticket for this most adorable animal.

Unfortunately for Jessie, she placed the doggie in a local home for safekeeping before departure, but when it was time to go, the dogsitter/thief wouldn’t give her up. So she is still in Merida, where she is very happy.

About BG

Beryl Gorbman is a writer and private investigator who divides her time between Seattle WA and Merida Yucatan Mexico. She has published two works of fiction, 2012: Deadly Awakening, and Madrugada. They are both available on Amazon and other outlets. Also at Amate Books, and Casa Catherwood in Merida. You can read about them in various articles on this site.
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  1. Debi says:

    So ms Beryl – just what are you calling this little wonder?

  2. Jessie Dye says:

    Sadly while the very cute puppy is happy in Merida, Jessie has returned.home to the.cold grey skies of Seattle. Adios, Yucutan

  3. Good Lord.

    You’re right. That’s one of the cutest dogs I’ve ever seen.

    I think something very odd is going on here, however.

    Last year when Prof. Charles Kinbote and I visited X`Cambó, one of our favorite Mayan archeological sites, we were greeted by an extraordinarily adorable young dog with wiry blond fur and a sassy bark who seemed hell-bent on making us fall in love with her.

    She appeared to belong to the friendly fellow working as the site’s caretaker. But her behavior led us to believe that this arrangement was perhaps more casual and open to negotiation than her interaction with the caretaker suggested.

    As we explored the jungle around the site, this little dog ran ahead of us, barking at imaginary snakes and other phantom perils, and would come trotting back to us, wagging her tail and grinning, as if to say, “See! I’ve got your back! I’m attentive and trustworthy and my tiny heart is bursting with love and admiration for the two of you!”

    When we returned to the parking lot, she treated us to a lengthy display of her comedic skills by running up to a hubcap on my car and growling at her reflection and trying to get it to play with her.

    Prof. Kinbote and I spent a good twenty minutes debating whether or not to ask the caretaker if his fetching little dog were for sale, but, in an access of gringo guilt, we decided against it because we didn’t want to seem the overbearing sort of foreigner who gads about, casually making offers on anything that happens to strike his fancy.

    So, dog-less, we departed X`Cambó. We’ve always regretted our decision.

    But I now wonder if there isn’t some sort of conspiracy among Yucatan’s canine community to “plant” especially attractive doggies at or near archeological sites and other tourist attractions.

    I can all too easily imagine some sort of “canine mafia” charging orphan dogs outrageous sums for placement at the most desirable locations. And I can all too easily imagine this mafia’s recruitment of other fauna to work as spies, shills, and confederates in this highly distasteful business.

    As I said, we will always regret our decision to not make a generous offer on the adorable little dog at X`Cambó.

    However, I now can’t but wonder whether our meeting her, and her subsequent friendliness, were as accidental and spontaneous as they seemed.

  4. Mama Noodleman says:

    Everybody knows that my Beteleh is the cutest dog in the known world. And–he’s a professor!

    • BG says:

      I didn’t say that this dog was THE cutest dog – I said she was among the cutest dogs. Of course, everyone everywhere knows of the supreme cuteness of your dog.

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