Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Oaxaxa 1 Xoloitzcuitli
We spent 6 nights in Oaxaca. We stayed in a hostel with a lovely courtyard filled with trees & flowers & a small private library. There were parrots in cages. One parrot barked, the other whistled like a workman & another kept calling out for someone. The owners also had a Mexican breed of hairless dog. The breed is called Xoloitzcuitli. The dog was called Rex. He was lovely & friendly but very strange looking. He looked like a stone statue. It was weird to pat a dog and feel smooth skin. At night they put a woollen doggie coat on him. This breed is a natural mutation that dates back to pre Aztec times.