Friday, November 14, 2008

Archive #12

Nearly everytime we are out in villages and go inside a church there will be a dog or two. Quite often we find them, like this old white dog, right in the middle of the aisle during a mass or wedding or funeral. Most of the time no one pays any attention to them and I don't think they are paying any attention to the congregation either. Just one more thing I like about Mexico.

11 comments:

Heather said...

Hi Billie! I just nominated you today for the "I Love Your Blog" award. I've been reading your blog and admiring your pictures for quite some time and I find you one of the most fascinating people I've met through blogs. I hope one day I will get to come down to San Miguel and meet you in person and have you show me where all the best places are to eat!

xoxo

glorv1 said...

I love the way the white dog is just laying there. It looks as though his eyes are on you. Great pix and congrats on the "I love your blog award."

Babs said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE when you go through your archives - it's the BEST!

Tina said...

Oh good! I've been worried about access issues for my husband's guide dog (Ron is legally blind). We leave for San Miguel de Allende in 2 weeks. This is reassuring! Hope Rusty will be welcome to attend church, go out to dinner, and enjoy music venues.

He lies quietly, just like this, when he is waiting patiently for Ron.

Billie said...

Heather, thank you.
And thanks to Gloria and Babs.
Tina, most restaurants do not allow dogs. I do not know what the regulations are though if the dog is an official guide dog. But I hope you have a wonderful time here in SMA.

Mexico Cooks! said...

In most places, service animals are usually the exception to the no-dogs rule. I hope that's true in San Miguel.

Cristina

1st Mate said...

It seems to be a Mexican dog thing, this lying out in the middle of everything. I don't know if it has to do with wanting attention, want people to be sure and see them so they don't get stepped on, or is it some show of bravado? I worry about them when they do it in the road. Everyone seems to respect their right to do so. The Captain's Club, where we play music, has never turned out dogs. I wouldn't take one into any other indoor restaurant, though (one with outside seating is fine), or a grocery store.

pitchertaker said...

I don't know that's it's just a Mexican dog thing, in my backroad travels throughout the US, I see a lot of dogs laying out in the open, often in the middle of the road or street I'm trying to drive on. I think it more a dog thing.

P'taker

Tina said...

Interestingly enough (at least to us!) there is actually a law in Mexico about giving access to service dogs. We're planning on taking a copy with us, as well as having it translated into English.

Hope it will help, or there are a lot of places we won't be going. It's all part of our test run in Mexico to see how it will be.

Paul said...

Classic! I just love this photo! The dog is totally unconcerned. What a wonderful photo. Thanks for the smile! :-)

Alfredo said...

Great picture Billie. Love it. The dog is just enjoying a cool siesta in the church listening and watching. Love it. I did take a picture of a dog at the Alóndiga de Granaditas in Guanajuato. He was taking the sun in a cool morning. Very cute.