While mom was gone she took lots of pictures of different kinds of animals to show me!
Some are very strange looking like these big cow/oxen. I would not want to upset them!
On my mom’s day off while she was in Old Town in Santo Domingo, she found this poor dog. He was starving to death and mom could not handle it. She was not allowed to pet the animals because of the diseases that the animals have there. She said it was a hard rule to follow because she wanted too pet him so badly!
She looked through her bag and fed him tons of Cheese-Its. Mom said that he ate them up. Then as the got on the bus he wanted to follow her. She was scared that he was going to get hit. Hopefully, he is okay and someone will feed him!
Here is a lizard that she got a picture of. Mom said that the picture really does not show how pretty and green he was. Hey mom, how’d you know it was a boy???
Mom said that there were lots of chickens there!
A few cats also caught moms eye!
Mom said that there were lots of dogs in La Cumbre. There were black ones…
Black and white ones…
But she said that this little dog stole her heart while she was there.
On there very first day mom found this little cutie outside of a small store.
The owners of the store fed him chicken skin all through the day, so she was always eating. He was covered in little bugs and his skin and hair was in bad shape.
Mom was so upset with how he was treated. Some people in La Cumbre are mean to the dogs and this little puppy was being kicked at and yelled at a whole lot she said. Mom said she could take it no longer and when someone was mean to it, she would shake her finger and say no to them.
She also said the first two days that he didn’t have a collar on. But when she walked into the village on the third day he had a make shift collar tied around his neck. She is hoping that someone she that she was being nice to him and would start taking care of this little cutie!!!
Mom broke all the rules and could take it no longer and had to pet him. She said that she thinks he has never been loved on and he would just melt into her hand as she would rub his head. Mom is such the rule breaker, but in this case I am so glad that this little one got some much needed love and attention!
Mom said that she wanted to sneak him back into the states but she was sure she would have been caught in the airport with him. She said that hopefully he would be there next year waiting for her and she was going to being him some treats!!