The guest house where we are staying in Puerto Vallarta has four pets in residence. Maggie; the cat remains aloof from it all in that way that cats will. She knows a lot but she’s not telling.
The three Pomeranians; Athena; Pepper and Booboo are clearly in charge. They will have no truck with guests who fail to understand that they are the center of the universe.
Athena, age 12, is the Grand Dame. She is in mourning having lost her mate in July. She is friendly in that ‘tired grandma’ way . She likes guests but she has long since learned where her last nerve is located and she can tell when someone is nearly on it.
Pepper, age 7, is Athena’s daughter. She was from a litter of 5 but the siblings have all moved alway and left her to care for mama. If this were “Lost in Yonkers” she’d be Belle. She is friendly, perky and everyone’s BFF at breakfast.
And then there’s Booboo. He is not related to Pepper or Athena but they have accepted him as their own. At seven months he is friendly and outgoing. He has the worst case of “Center-of-Attention Deficit Disorder” I’ve ever seen. He has the attention span of a fruit fly, goes everywhere on a dead run, and has no problem speaking up when he thinks he does not have your undivided attention. He likes to think he is the dominant member of the household but Mama Athena ain’t havin’ it. He’s a dear.