LAS ÁNIMAS (“THE SPIRITS”)

A WEEK OF BEAUTY.  A forty-peso water taxi from Boca de Tomatlán to las Ánimas (“Spirits”) to swim in the calm, clear water and lunch at el Coral, my favorite restaurant there.  A walk on the malecón, passing numerous sculptures and rock art on the beach below.

A drive south on the curving coastal road to the exotic Quinto del Sol nursery in las Juntas y los Veranos

QUINTO DEL SOL NURSERY IN LAS JUNTAS Y LOS VERANOS
BUTTERFLY IN THE BOTANICAL GARDENS

and on to the beautiful Botanical Gardens for lunch on the balcony overlooking the river and  a walk on sun-dappled trails.   A few dozen charros

ZÓCALO IN MEXICO CITY NOVEMBER 20TH

(Mexican cowboys) wearing wide brimmed sombreros sitting astride glossy horses were being cheered by crowds on the malecón in Puerto Vallarta the night of November 20th, celebrating el Día de la Revolución.  At the Zócalo in Mexico City, tens of thousands assembled to observe the holiday and for the most part, to peacefully protest…


CALENDAR LISTING! 
When:  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH  -11 AM SHARP UNTIL 2 PM
What:  Box lunch; costume and obedience contests (only for dogs, not cats or humans); raffle prizes and a short live auction
WHERE:  Daiquiri Dick´s on los Muertos beach (Olas Altas 314)
DAQUIRI DICK´S ON LOS MUERTOS BEACH IN PUERTO VALALRTA

DONATION:  275 pesos in advance or 300 pesos at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant.
TO BENEFIT;  PEACEAnimals free mobile spay/neuter clinics
For the first time, there will be a live auction.  EXCITING ITEMS INCLUDE:

Two nights for two persons at the beautiful Casa Malia in Gringo Gulch.  Value: $140 USD low season; $160 high season;   $200 USD Christmas holidays.  Subject to availability and expires December 6, 2015.    Casa Malia   Tel : +52.322.223.20.70   http://www.vrbo.com/629476

ONE OF THE TERRACES AT CASA MALIA IN GRINGO GULCH

Horseback riding for two persons at the gorgeous

Rancho Primavera in el Tuito. www.ranchoprimaveramexico.com

PART OF THE HERD OF OVER TWENTY HORSES AT RANCHO PRIMAVERA


The two-hour experience involves getting to know your horses, tacking up and riding at a walk through the many trails on the two-hundred acre preserve. 

Helmets will be provided and are obligatory.  Value: 1,200 pesos

Fantastic Sunday brunch for two at La Puerta del Cielo.  www.haciendasanangel.com   Value: 708 pesos    Reservations required.  Gift certificate expires December 9, 2015.



DONATIONS FOR PEACEANIMALS CLINICS: 
Diane and John Arguelles – 500 pesos
Linda and John Galston – $80 USD
Cathy Gordon – 500 pesos
William Goodloe – 1,000 pesos
Carole and Conrad Kent . $80 USD
 Larry Loyd and Nick Walker – 1,000 pesos
Mary Harrison – 500 pesos
Pamela Evans and Paul Carrigan – 1,000 pesos
Patricia Lupton – 500 pesos 
Linda Reiss – 500 pesos
Suzanne and Bryan French – 1,000 pesos
“CORY” RESCUED AND ADOPTED

ADOPTIONS:  Janice and Terry Parker, visiting from Victoria, B.C. intended to not only volunteer at a PEACEAnimals clinic, but to adopt one or two small dogs, preferably Chihuahuas.  As our vet team, Pets for Life, is now in Oaxaca for two weeks,  Janice and Terry spent a half-day volunteering at the Acopio.  I was able to give them leads on two rescued male Chihuahuas, “Cory” and “Axel.”   Dr. Tamayo had been caring for eight-month old Cory, and Laura Gelezunas had rescued and fostered Axel, an almost blind,  ten-year old.    I put the Parkers in touch with Patty Marchak of Mexpup.  The Parkers will fly home on November 23rd with the two Chihuahuas plus two rescued Mexpups dogs.  Stars in heaven for the Parkers.


TERRY AND JANICE PARKER WITH “CORY” AND DR. JUAN TAMAYO

The three-month old black female Terrier mix abandoned at the beach in Boca de Tomatlán.  Karla de la Peña reports that two hikers adopted her.  The puppy´s photo was in last week´s blog. 

ABANDONED PUPPY IN BOCA NEEDS HOME

Her handsome brother, spayed Sunday at Colina clinic,  still needs a home. Contact:  Karla on AyudaMutt page of FB.

“DAISY” RESCUED AND ADOPTED

“Daisy,” an eleven-year old Corgi turned into the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Talent, Oregon.  Matt Messner and Neil Sechan,  PEACEAnimals board members who are spending this year in the U.S. instead of part-time in Puerto Vallarta, couldn´t resist. “Rhiannon,” one of their male Corgis, died last year.  Their other Corgi, Hamlet, will be thirteen in March.

CENTRO DE ACOPIO
Open Monday-Saturday from 8 AM-2 PM.  293-3690. The Acopio is holding adoptions every Saturday from 11 AM-2 PM at Plaza Caracól (back end of building near McDonald´s entrance) AND Macro Plaza.  Dogs are walked twice a week by volunteers organized by Friends of Puerto Vallarta Animals.


  Food is always needed. The government contributes almost nothing.

RIDES FOR RESCUE DOGS NEEDED:  For Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  All expenses for dogs paid for.  Please contact [email protected] or [email protected]


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PEACEAnimals´vet team, “Pets for Life, ” is on hiatus while they operate at their sponsored clinics in Oaxaca.  PEACEAnimals clinics are on hiatus until the first week of December.

SCHEDULE/HORARIO:  November 18-29 – Oaxaca (Pets for Life)

December 3-6 – San Pancho, Nay. – Casa de Tercera Edad (Pets for Life)
December 10-13 – San Blas, Nayarit (location tbd  by Pata Salada) Pets for Life clinic
December 17-20 – Puerto Vallarta – Colonia Buenos Aires – at the ferretería (turn off the tunnel road at the stop light as if you were going to Paso Ancho.  This is the first neighborhood one reaches and the iron words is on the main road.
December 25-January 6 – VACATION
January 7-10, 2015 – Punta de Mita, Nay.-  Casa de Comunidad in Corral del Risco (former PEACE headquarters)

January 14-17 -Puerto Vallarta – colonia la Floresta – home of Cherie Verber

Schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.organd on this blog:  www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up[email protected]

If directions needed, please call her:  044-322-779-3585
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,700 USD. 

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