I’ve been thinking a lot about our security on the cycle tour – all our gear has cost us a lot of money, crime is common in South America, and especially at night we might be at risk of getting our valuables stolen. I’m particularly worried about our bikes!
So a few weeks ago, I decided to do some research. I got in touch with an animal shelter in Cancun (which is where we’re flying into on May 29!!). A very nice lady who works there, Maria, got back to me. She said that some dog breeds are great shepherds and also good runners – they can go for many many miles a day without it doing any harm to them. I didn’t tell Dan anything about it because I thought it might take some convincing and I didn’t want to try until I had more information. So last night, Maria emailed again saying they just got a Belgian Sheperd (Malinois) in which would be ideal for our purpose. I know it would mean carrying a little more food and water but I’m happy to load that onto my bike because I’m worried about our stuff and myself more so than Dan.
If you think that this is a good idea, please like this post and help me to convince Dan that we should tell Maria that we’re adopting Riccardo. Who could resist this cutie?