Las Mascotas de ArteSumapaz

Tenemos tres perros y dos gatos en ArteSumapaz. En realidad, no pensamos en ellos tanto como “nuestras” mascotas, sino que somos sus humanos. Los perros, todos rescatados, tienen una libertad increíble y estarán felices de seguirte a la ciudad.

Ray Chimba

Ray Chimba Fue el primero de nuestros perros. Un día trotó por el camino de entrada, muy flaco y terriblemente asustadizo. Desde entonces, ha ganado algo de peso y ha sido musa de muchos dibujos y canciones. La frase “Re Chimba” es un coloquialismo colombiano que significa “realmente genial”, pero tampoco se considera cortés en algunos círculos.


Named for the classic Dolly Parton song by a seven-year-old Colombian, Jolene is a black hole for food and affection. She has resisted any form of “training,” and is forever trying to sneak her way into a bedroom or kitchen where she can cause mischief. It’s because of her that we’re always exhorting everyone to keep doors closed.


Often called “Chocolate” by folks in the neighborhood, the name was given to her by some visitors who were looking to reclaim this esteemed indigenous word for “warrior princess” from  a less polite bit of street slang. She is every bit as sweet as this photo of her, above. Along with the other two, she will accompany you on hikes of whatever duration.

Cookie and Yucca

One of the fun games for newcomers to ArteSumapaz is trying to learn the difference between these two sisters, Yucca and Cookie. They were part of a threesome abandoned at our doorstep on a dark and stormy night. (The third went off to live on a cool farm in Boyacá with a former resident).