I managed to snap a shot of this little cur of a dog a few weeks back. He’s normally defending the snack cart on the northeast corner of the plaza, but I guess he had some business on my street that day. He seemed to be in a more relaxed mood than usual and kindly indulged my photographing.

He’s a stylish kind of doggie, always sporting the brown jumpsuit except on Independence Day, when he dresses in a polyester Peruvian Flag suit. I didn’t get a picture of that one.

Jim Henson is well-known for spending his summers in the Sacred Valley, and in this little doggie, I like to imagine I see a glimmer of what that Mr. Henson saw in the animal creatures of this region that inspired his famous Muppet characters.