Garrobo befriends dogs…..


Well perhaps the title of today’s blog is a tad misleading for those readers who know anything about garrobos or dogs.

Perched on top of my garden wall enjoying the sanctuary of the nine foot altitude is a medium sized garrobo. At the foot of the wall in a state of some agitation and excitement is my 5 dog pack of Golden Retrievers. Not the fiercest breed I’ll be the first to admit but bred for the purpose of retrieving as their name suggests.

Garrobos are  dark grey lizard like reptiles and they are a protected species in Mexico  which means that you can’t unlike the bats kill them for making caca or any other crime. It is also illegal in Mexico to kill iguanas who  are a larger more colourful version of the garrobo. My dogs of course don’t study the law and view the  tantallizing sight of this indolent reptile as good sport.

Mia is tormented by the creature and is pogoing up and down in an attempt to scale the wall. The puppies are not quite sure what is going on but it seems like fun. Bosley is runing in circles and the only smart one, Tina out of the five dogs is lying down and surveying the chaos in disgust.

I suspect this circus will go on for as many days, weeks months or even years as the garrobo decides to bask smuggly in the sun on the top of my wall.

I look forward to tomorrow”s garrobo versus the dogs show.

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About Charlotte Ortega

I am a family physician and writer.I am an active member of the Puerto Vallarta Writers Group and I am coordinating this years International Writers Conference to be held in March in association with Los Mangos Library.Winters are spent in Mexico to escape the cold and the summers in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am British born but have not lived in the U.K. since 1997. My blog is intended to inform would be travellers and those who view Mexico as a preferred retirement destination on every aspect of living in Mexico, the good and the other...My husband Humberto is Mexican and is a font of knowlege on the diverse cultural and social nuances which exist in this vibrant and colourful country.
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