The other day, as I sat at my desk, I heard a thunderous noise followed by a loud pattering on the terrace. I took a quick look. No thunder. No lightning. No rain. But there sat the terra cotta dancing dogs San Geraldo had since before I met him more than 32 years ago. The dogs were still dancing, but one was doing so without his head.
The sculpture is of the famous dogs of Colima, Mexico. The real Colima Dog (Techichi or Esquincla) is believed to be a relative of the Chihuahua (Mexican Hairless). However, having been around for more than 3,000 years, the Colima Dogs are said to be the “first dogs of the Americas.”
Unlike Mexico’s Colima Dogs, San Geraldo’s dogs survived only about 35 years — until our Spanish cats discovered and conquered them. It’s amazing how much commotion they made while doing so. When I found the culprits at the other end of the terrace, they denied all responsibility for the damage that was done. This seems quite fitting even if I’m just a little late for Columbus Day.
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(DUDO THOUGHT I COULDN’T SEE HIM BEHIND HIS BROTHER.)