While on our cruise we booked an excursion for the day we were visiting Panama. We traveled by a dugout canoe to visit a remote Embera village in the heart of the rainforest –where they only spoke their native language and lived off the fat of the land.
Long story short – the village had a dog!!! Now before I sound crazy you have to remember we have been at sea for the 8 days and it was the first time since the airport we saw a dog – and we were severely missing Webster at this point!
Naturally I detoured away the amazing folk dancers, taste testing, and tables filled with handmade crafts to go say hi to this sweet calm dog. And soon there was a group of us – the dog lovers! An elderly man jumped down on the dirt ground to pet him. We were all so surprised to find this calm dog lying in the middle of this dirt field while this large group of tourist came into his home and how he wasn’t even panting from the heat. We talked about our dogs back home, their names, breeds a cute little story about what they were doing while we were away.
This was such an incredible moment. The bond was so instant – not only between the dog and us but between us – a group of strangers who had a love for dogs and the same nostalgia for our dogs back home.
PS- I included a couple more from the excursion to help you escape these grey Canadian skies for a little!
I attended my first Woof Stock on Saturday and it may have been a dream come true – so many dogs together at one place makes a dog lover one happy person!
And I couldn’t help but take some photos of the adorable faces while taking breaks from all the shopping! If you’re the lucky owners and want your dog’s photo – just send me an email and I’ll send you the image!