Beyond art and tchotchkes, Senora Olmedo had aÂ diverse interest in living animals, too, such asÂ geese,Â ducks, and peacocks, which she collected andÂ kept in the gardens of her museum. And who doesn’t love a pretty peacock? HoweverÂ what I found most fascinating was the handful of endangered Xoloitzcuintles, a 3,000-year old native breed of hairless dogÂ considered sacred by the Aztecs. (They believed the dogs were needed by their mastersâ€™ souls to help them safely through the underworld.) Initially I thought I was looking at a group of sleek and sinuous statues – until they moved.