I was sent these pictures by Julia. who received them from her tía segunda, or first cousin once removed, her mother’s first cousin.  They were taken in the United States, in New Mexico, at a garage that had been subject to several recent break-ins.

The proprietor let it be known that he had acquired a Mexican lion.  Once they had seen it, the thieves fled, never to be seen again.

I’m not sure what sort of dog it is – or was – perhaps a leonberger?  Its face reminds me of the cowardly lion in The Wizard of Oz – maybe it’s the drooping ears.  It’s going to require a lot of maintenance.  I love its tail.