I always travel with life-sized stuffed dogs of different breeds, and position them strategically in my photographs.
Everyone knows that.
Well, I see no reason to doubt you.
I photographed that very bar last October. There was definitely no dog on the adjoining roof that day, or the next! Do yourself a favour Michael and have a drink inside - but after 5 PM. What a hoot.
You are lucky to be there for such an extended stay. Sadly I was only in San Miguel and the nearby city of Guanajuato for 4 short days. Both are incredible locations for a photographic journey. http://www.fluidr.com/photos/phil_marion/s...157622470811739
Make sure you walk around as much as possible because you'll need to work off all the great food you'll eat. San Miguel has an incredible number of great (but somewhat pricey) restaurants for a city of that size. It has many bars like the one in your photo - seedy bars that look like a typical old fashioned western saloons, swinging doors, long bar.....cheap booze.
Someone told me the presence of the swinging doors meant that women were not allowed. I never thought to verify this.
So jealous, as we sit here in Toronto under a foot of fresh snow.
Keep living the dream, Michael.