She was dumped into the ranch where I live, to fend for herself.  It is an unfortunate common practice to ditch a female around 7-9 months, before they come into heat. She ran around here for a couple of weeks scrounging food and garbage wherever she could.  She became skittish in nature from being abandoned and being run off by folks in the ranch, as she was a strange and stray dog.  She was a survivor and smelled food down the road at our local bar/restaurant.  The bartender (Manny) is an animal lover, and seeing how skinny she was,  he fed her at the restaurant for a few days until he could locate a foster home for her, which he did with a couple living right here in La Bufadora.    Marie Pierre & Scott kept her for almost two months while they talked with many people looking to find her a home.  She asked me if I would take a look at the skinny, fairly small and skittish dog.  Well, that did not sound like any dog I wanted, as I had always had big and friendly dogs.  Marie Pierre asked if she could bring her over and reluctantly I agreed with having my mind set of not taking this dog.  When they came over, the door was open and I was sitting in a chair.  The dog came right over to me and sat in front of me.  I spoke with her and patted for her to come up into my lap.  She did and after a short while she laid her head on my shoulder, and I said, “Guess, I have a new dog.”  How could I resist such sweetness?  I named her Amma after the guru Amma who is known for her hugs.  After you have a hug from Amma you are never the same.  I can attest to this.  Amma has become known and loved my most people in my community.  She is now a quiet and trusting dog.  I always tell her, “You’re the best girl in the whole world.”   ammamamaama1_11amma22