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.