"Why Dog Wags His Tail" is a Mayan tale. The dog in the story is an "escuintle" - a very small, hairless dog, similar to a Chihuahua.
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^ The temple in the story is modeled after Chichen Itza, in the Yucatan, Mexico.
Story text and images © Lori Langer de Ramírez