Rob’s Ramblings: Bug’s Summer / Life Up-North

Hi, Bug here. Rob is too busy messing around with kayaks and trucks to produce a summer article, so he left it up to me to help.

I live with Rob and Heather Erickson. I was adopted two and a half years ago in Rincón de Guayabitos after I showed up at Rose and Charlie’s place mooching food. Their resident cat Molly didn’t appreciate my presence, and a phone call put me in the path of Rob and Heather. Thanks to Charlie offering a beer to them, I ended up living on the hill above La Peñita. I was covered in scars from fleas and ticks, my snout was burnt after scavenging food under a taco wagon, and frankly, I wasn’t that good looking.

So, how did I get my name? Not too flattering, is it? I used to ride Rob’s feet as he shuffled between the fridge, stove and sink while making dinner. He couldn’t do anything without me glued to him, hence the name, Bug. I actually started as Maya, after the Mayan Indians of Mexico, and Rob’s great-grandmother in Sweden many years ago was Maja, so it runs in the family. I actually started growing things prior to the Spay & Neuter Clinic, so I became Mayo, but we won’t talk about that.

Now, I spend half of my year in Canada and the other half in La Peñita. I am your typical creature who has been deprived as an infant – I love food – all food. I don’t know when to stop, so I am now on a diet. That’s another story.

I hope some of you who plan to spend some time in Jaltemba Bay might consider some of my fellow lonely friends as new family members. We love the attention and family after time on the street. Avoid some of the adoption fees you see up-north, and consider one of the local cats or dogs at Jalltemba Bay Animal Rescue’s next Spay & Neuter Clinic in November.

It’s time to get Rob off of the computer and pay some attention to me!

Written by Bug (or Mayo)


First picture of Bug


Who is this intruder in the tile inventory?


Ok. So you catch one, now what are you going to do with it?

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    Congratulations, Bug on adopting Heather and Rob. I love your writing and of course your story. Mine is along the same lines, I adopted two gringos in Yelapa, spend most of my time in California, but get to travel quite a bit. I will get to spend Christmas in Los Ayala with Lynn Chimes.

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