Who let the dogs out?


Do Mexican dogs bark louder than American Dogs?

When we first got here to Riviera Nayarit MEXICO 10 Years ago I noticed a real large mangy dog population everywhere roaming the streets in all the villages along the ocean up the coast from Puerto Vallarta. Most of the dogs looked pretty much the same, small white dogs about a foot tall that had turned brown and black from the sandy streets. It seems as though someone came and dropped off about five dozen of the same looking dogs to each village up the coast then left (laughing).

Dogs here sleep in the streets and will not move when you drive down the streets in your car. I think it’s, because they party all night stay awake barking and running out in front of the Bungalow’s and all over town and down to the beach and by morning they are really tired. At the beach they act just like the tourists, as they are everywhere playing and swimming and they are having a blast.

I kind of liked the idea of a free for all dog World. We came from such an uptight dog world in the U.S. It is so different here than in the states where soon they will pass new laws where you have to have your dog on a leash even in your living room. Now that I have been here for a bunch of years things have changed. The dogs still run wild and it seems as though each and everyone in the villages joined in and got one or two new breeds of dogs for themselves, but I will say it seems that every dog has an owner.

If they pass a law like in the states about every dog needs to be on a leash…..I’m going to open a leash store and get rich. Lately our neighborhood has started to look like a summer spa retreat for dogs of every breed, as there are dogs everywhere. They are really not bothering anyone, but me. I can’t help it I just get a little (no a lot) irritated with all the barking. We got ourselves a bark fest day and night. I’m really not sure what they bark about, but they must be having fun. I actually think they know it irritates me.

We have a little tiny dog a few doors down that knows when the other big dogs that live right around Roberto’s Bungalow’s are locked in, because she comes around and taunts them through the gates and windows and up on their balcony’s with her little squeaky bark and then all hell breaks loose, as she is having the time of her life.

I was so excited to have some of my really good friends move in the neighborhood until I found out they were coming with two huge dogs with what I believe to be the loudest barking dogs in the village. I think one day I looked over on their deck and I saw both dogs standing on their back legs barking into megaphones pointed right at me.

If you measured the distance from their mouths from where they lay and bark all day and night to my pillow It’s probably only about twenty feet. It’s almost like they are in bed with me, so I wear ear plugs and many times put my pillow over my head, so I don’t go out of my mind. If I’m not mistaken I think they bark at every leaf that falls from the trees and vines and we live in the jungle.

Many nights you will find me on my front deck right out over the street below in my underpants half asleep with a flashlight that I bought, because someone told me dog’s don’t like bright light, so I bought one that was supposed to be 180 times brighter than any flashlight. It’s bright enough to see from my deck to the end of town, or maybe even all the way to Russia, so when the barking gets out of control I point it at the dogs next door and one goes and lays down (good dog) and the other looks at me and barks even louder and I think I can see him laughing at me. Maybe it’s time for U.S. laws here on the coast……..No -Not on your life….just going to go with the flow. I’m just going to look at it as real loud bad polka music

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