|MI BAILADOR FAVORITO|
Across the street from the church of Our Lady of Guadalupe where a mass was being held, one could hear the sounds of a different kind of music. The city´s brass band was playing a sensual rumba in the plaza. It was raining, but it was a very light rain, and people were enthusiastically dancing in it. Young couples danced together and with their small children, women of all ages danced together and some people danced alone.
Older couples, the men dressed in starched cotton shirts and ranchero hats, danced with their wives, who wore flirty skirts and high heels. Impossible not to smile as the crowd shimmied and swayed and twirled to the music.
Last rainy Saturday was the first time that I hadn´t seen sixteen-piece band, always dressed impeccably in white, playing in the bandstand. Perhaps for more protection against the rain, they were playing in the outdoor and totally protected corridor of the former city hall. They were directly across from the bandstand, where a small crowd cheered them on.
If you like to dance or simply enjoy listening to wonderful Latin music, go to the plaza on a Tuesday or Saturday at six in the evening. It is being part of the “Old México” that one doesn´t see enough of in Puerto Vallarta.
|EL MALECÓN ATRÁS DE LA PLAZA|
September and October, usually the two hottest and most humid months of the year, have been surprisingly pleasant. The skies remain clear, the air moves, and rain continues to fall every few days. Although temperatures and humidity are high, it doesn´t feel like a hot, wet blanket is hovering over the town.
MOJONERAS: This neglected, dusty colonia is about a 30-minute drive northeast of centro. One passes the airport, turns right at the Corona sign on the highway and heads towards the foothills. In years past, a clinic in Mojoneras meant walking and driving around the neighborhood asking people to please accompany us back to the mobile clinic with their pets.
There was great resistance on the part of not only the men, who wanted their male dogs to be “intact,” but also on the part of women, who wanted their female cats and dogs to have babies. It´s very different now. When I arrived at 9 AM on Saturday, there was a long line of people waiting with their pets.
At Poli´s request, cat and dog owners made separate lines. Leslie registered cats and I registered dogs. Cats are operated on first, as it takes them longer to come out of anesthesia. Pet owners are told to come back at 1 for their dogs and at 2 for their cats.
|LESLIE CON JUPHTAUPH, 9 AÑOS, QUIÉN AYUDABA CADA DÍA DE LA CLÍNICA EN MOJONERAS|
A nine-year old boy named Juphtauph de la Rosa was there every day to help put cats and dogs in kennels. Teenager Samantha Angelica Sicciros Lopez was there on Saturday and asked me if she could watch surgeries. She wants to be a vet.
|ANGELICA OBSERVANDO CIRUGÍAS EN MOJONERAS. QUIERE SER VETERINARIA.|
As I was leaving the clinic, I saw the same man dressed in a red t-shirt and red baseball cap who had brought in his dog “Canela” 30 minutes before. He was dragging a small brown and white dog down the street by a cord. This sweet and smiling man who was minus two front teeth said he had wrapped the yellow cord around the homeless dog´s muzzle to prevent her from biting. Although Dr. Poli had cut off the registrations, he made an exception and asked Leslie to tranquilize the frightened dog and prepare her for surgery.
|TRAENDO PERRITA DE LA CALLE PARA CIRUGÍA EN MOJONERAS|
Only one pet was turned away on Saturday. A nice couple brought in their tan Pit Bull mix that had given birth to a litter two weeks before. The waiting time is always eight weeks, as the uterus is fragile until then and could rupture during surgery. This not only spared a desperate future for the female dog and her puppies, but saved her from contacting TVT (transmissible venereal tumor), which would have killed her.
Male Dogs – 17; Female dogs – 30; Male cats – 34; Female cats – 33
DONATIONS at LAS ARALIAS clinic – September 30-October 3
Maré Hansen – $1,000 USD
Janet and Art Schreiber – $150 USD- a gift to PEACEAnimals board member, Matt Messner, on the occasion of his birthday
Mary Power – $50 USD – ditto
Joanne Loutocky – $60 USD – ditto
Frank Wright and Roy Heinzle – $50 USD – ditto
Helen Reinhold – $36 USD – ditto
Eileen Polk – $50 USD – ditto
Myra and Ron Silverman – $100 USD – ditto
Linda and David Young – $50 USD – ditto
Sherry Friedman – $50 USD – ditto
Janis Rosenthal and Jeff Rinkoff – $200 USD – ditto
Kori and Scott Calvert- $50 USD – ditto
Margaret and Herman Edel – $50 USD – ditto
Paula Sendar – $60 USD – ditto
Linda Bellinson – $36 USD
Total for Matt´s birthday= $1,342 USD
|ABANDONADA, RESCATADA Y ADOPTADA|
The smallest of the three little female puppies abandoned in front of Carolina Archer´s home in Paso Guayabo – by Shauna Norman.
|LAS 3 RESCATADAS CON TANYA PAVIA, QUÍEN ESTÁ DANDOLAS CASA PUENTE|
The other two are still waiting for homes. They will be small dogs – small enough to travel in-cabin. Contact Tanya, who is fostering them: [email protected]
|10TH ANNUAL PET PICNIC AT DAIQUIRI DICK´S TO BENEFIT PEACEANIMALS!!
Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Daiquiri Dick’s – Olas Altas 314 (Tel:) 222 0566
I have volunteered to secure items for the live auction. If you have something wonderful to donate (dinners in private homes; sails on the bay; tennis or golf lessons with a pro; a piece of art; hotel overnights, villa overnights, etc; cooking classes; etc.) please contact me. Robert Burkheimer, auctioneer extraordinaire, has donated his professional services to this event. To date, the following has been confirmed:
Rancho Primavera in el Tuito- the lake house – one night for two persons – www.ranchoprimaveramexico.com
Casa Mariposa in San Sebastián – two nights for up to eight persons –
Casa Encantada – Patzcuaro, Morelia – two nights for two persons http://www.hotelcasaencantada.com/
Gourmet dinner for eight persons catered, served and joined by exuberant hosts Nick Walker and Larry Loyd at their fabulous villa, Casa Chickie
Hotel Lagunita in Yelapa – two nights for two persons- http://hotel-lagunita.com/
|RESCUED AND NEED HOMES: “CHARLEY,” a very pretty, one-year old light tan male Poodle mix. He is sweet, neutered and housebroken.
“GORRIE” – a 5-month old male, almost-all Dobie puppy – almost housebroken, leash trained, sits on command and loves to swim.
These two dogs are now buddies if you are considering adopting a pair of young dogs.
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Drive past Home Depot and turn right at the first light. You are now on Revolution. Drive almost one kilometer (7 blocks) and you will see the Peace trailer on the left side of the road, right across from the plaza.
October 21-24 – San Sebastián – casa de cultura – Sponsored by Sharon Tognietti and her husband Martin Weber, board members of PEACEAnimals and NOBARS.
The government will supply a truck to bring in and return pets from Los Reyes y Santena on the 22nd, Santiago de Pinos on the 23rd and La Estancia on the 24th.
28-30 de octubre -San Vicente, Nayarit – en el salón de ejidos –
NO CLÍNICA SÁBADO PORQUE LA DELEGACIÓN NO ESTÁ DISPONIBLE.
November – 4-7 La Peñita, Nay. (Pets for Life clinic) – followed by
Oaxaca for two condensed weeks (Pets for Life clinic)
December 2-5 – San Pancho, Nay. (Pets for Life)
December 9-12 – San Blas, Nay. (Pets for Life)
December 16 – Colonia Coapinole, Puerto Vallarta (Demonio Blanco) Francisco Madero # 569
Take Francisco Villa north, passing through the church and plaza in Pitillal. Drive straight until you reach the cross street of 16 de septiembre. No street sign, but landmark is a yellow, orange and navy blue restaurant called “La Hamburguesa.” Turn right and continue up hill. At top of street is calle Guerrero. Continue one more block until you reach calle Francisco Madero. A lime green two-story building will be on your left. Turn left. Continue 1 1/2 blocks on this paved road until it turns into a dirt road. We will be on the left hand side of the road in an orange house.
December 23-January 5 – VACACIÓNES
January 6 – TBA
January 13-16 – Bucerias, Nay. – location TBA – Harold Sokolove and other locals are raising the funds for this clinic.
|PERROS ESPERANDO CIRUGÍA EN MOJONERAS|
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