Ms Rivera did not got the attention she wanted from her husband so she adopts animals, rescue them so she can get the love she needs, the love she doesnt get from her husband she falls i love secretly with some animals and they fill in the whole she has in her heart.
"Some animalitos were rescued from the streets because they looked, to mister Riveras eyes, like ancient Olmec pottery. Some Mister and Missus had given to each other, and some missus fell in love with in secret."
"When she had been well, Missus cooked her husbands favorite meal and brought them to him in a basket wrapped with embroidered dish towels and boungainvillea blossoms, and sometimes desserts in banana leaves."
Missus Rivera wantted to keep her husband next to her no matter what it cost so she treated him like he was her little boy she made him his favorite food and was available for him at all times.
"And so missus Rivera surrounded herself with animals. Foe what could be better than creatures when one has been betrayed, what finer emblem of loyalty and steadfastness and pure love".
"Now that she was ill, she stayed indoors more and more, only going out to the garden, Only preparing some portion of her husbands meal. Sending the girl out to the garden, and not shoppimg for the food herself."
Since Missus Rivera got her problems she has stayed home not going out at all except for her own garden she stays home with the animal cooking food for her husband while he is at work.
"Today Mister had left without sitting on the edge of the bed. He often did not come in anymore, and she often did not even notice this. They went on living with each other, and sending their love to one another through the things they loved in common. A slice od watermelon. The dog senor Xolotl. A plate of steaming green rice."
Missus and Mister Rivera are not that close anymore they show each other love with the stuff they have in common like their dog, and food sometimes Mister Rivera would even leave without saying goodbye and Missus Rivera would not even notice sometimes
"Mister Rivera had always been dishonest. Not with his feelings but with his heart. He would be the first to tell you how honest he was about his dishonesties. He was like a chronic bet wetter; he could not control himself. He would always be a bed-wetter even if he were not given a drop to drink".
Mister Rivera constantly cheated on Missus Rivera either drunk or sober he could not control himself when it comes to woman he never tried to control himself either because he enjoyed himself whenever he saw a woman he wanted her and he would not think about the wife he had at home.
Missus Rivera had been betrayed and stabbed in the back she wanted to have someone or something to not feel alone and unloved her animals were her company most of the time and as time passes she gets more and more animals until her house looked like a ranch.