Sunday, July 20, 2008

Shopkeeper dog

No, this Yellow Labrador Retriever is not the shopkeeper, although she acts like it. She has a water dish inside this little clothing shop on one of the two main streets of Tamarindo and is the faithful companion of the shopkeeper, who is a woman from Holland.

I realize that many of the photos that I have posted during the first six weeks of this blog site have been pictures of the beach and the national parks near Tamarindo. I will therefore post more photos of the town itself during the next week or two.

At the end of this row of shops is the main intersection of Tamarindo. Although Tamarindo is the most developed and most cosmopolitan beach town in Costa Rica's northwest Pacific coast, it still does not have or need a single traffic light in town, even at the main intersection.

I am partial to Yellow Labs. They are smart, have great personalities, and are especially well-suited for children. We had a Yellow Lab that looked just like the dog in this photo for my two sons when they were growing up, which we named "Tortilla" because her coat matched the color of a flour tortilla. She was as loyal a companion for them as this dog is for the shopkeeper.

6 comments:

Jilly said...

Lovely shot of a beautiful dog. I love it when dogs cross their paws like this.

Neva said...

What a great shot of a lovely dog...obviously I love labs....Clancy is our black lab that you see and we have had 2 chocolates and 1 yellow....all very nice dogs. I love your photos!

glenda said...

I know this dog. He probably takes the record for air miles. What a great dog.

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Glenda,
You are indeed correct. The shopkeeper and the dog are so inseparable that the shopkeeper takes the dog with her on her trips back and forth from Tamarindo to Holland.

She reports that the dog travels quite well, despite the need to change planes, and enjoys the change of scenery.

Jim said...

The lab is beautiful. I have enjoyed your photos so far. I had no idea Costa Rica was so nice.

Ineke said...

she looks absolutely lovely. if the shop owner takes her with her when she flies to holland, she probably doesn't go too often, coz i can imagine that being stressful for both.

love your sunset photo's Your weather is indeed a lot better than ours

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