“LINDO MAR” BEACH


With its palm trees, sandy beaches and balmy weather, Christmas seems strangely far away in Puerto Vallarta.  The pine trees that have been for sale for weeks in the outdoor area at Costco look sadly out of place, as if they were part of a tree cemetery.  Young Mexican girls are tra-la-la-ing on our cobbled street and we are playing Christmas music and carols daily to get in the spirit. 
At Lindo Mar (“Beautiful Sea”) restaurant, we eat lunch on the beach under a palapa. 

A fisherman paddles in on a yellow kayak with his fresh catch daily.  Three or four pelicans and at least one frigate bird always accompany him to the beach. 

The smiling, tanned man in the wonderful weather-beaten straw hat guts fish, shucks oysters and throws unwanted scraps to pelicans in the water and on the beach. The black frigates, hovering in the air above the fisherman,  catch the innards tossed up to them.  They are called “tijeras” here (“scissors”) because of their split tail feathers.


December 12 was the last day of the Virgin of Guadalupe processions.  They began

at 5:30 in the morning with banging drums and the singing of la Guadalupana.  The processions, music and dancing lasted until late evening. 

Many of us will miss the collection of great street food stands and the very ebullient atmosphere of  “Old México.”

DONATIONS:  Faye Cardenas– 1000 pesos
Nicole Beaupre – 500 pesos (birthday gift for Barbara Drucker)
Michael Turner – $50 USD
Faye Cardenas – $425 USD
THANK YOU to Bonnie and Jim Miller for donating their beautiful Villa Balboa to PEACEAnimals and for the evening picnic supper and movie on December 9th. The luxurious screening room holds thirty-one people.  The event was underwritten by the Millers and sold out at 500 pesos per person.  And thank you to event planner Cristhian Ríos, for organizing this perfect evening.  www.villabalboa.com    www.cristhianevent.com
ADOPTIONS:  “Gaston,” the saucy little Fox Terrier mix found a great home after a very short foster home stay.

HOME NEEDED:  For a beautiful,  six-month old abandoned female Husky.  

“LINDA” RESCATADA Y NECESITA HOGAR

Cielo and Valeria, two young girls living in my neighborhood, brought the dog to me on Friday afternoon.  They were calling her “Linda,” because the dog is so pretty.  After being tested negative for all diseases, she is now being boarded at LADRA.   If you can donate for Linda´s tests and vaccines, please take funds to Dr. Peña.  Melchor Ocampo 109-9.   Tel:  224-0319

“LINDA” RESCATADA Y NECESITA HOGAR.  MUY SANA Y TIENE 6 MESES DE EDAD

Tel:  224-0319   This is not a heartbreaking case, but it is still a homeless dog that needs vet attention before adoption.   If interested in meeting this dog, please contact Brischa at LADRA:  [email protected]

“MONA” AHORA.  RESCATADA Y NECESITA HOGAR.  TIENE QUE SER LA ÚNICA MASCOTA.

“MONA,” who has been cured of non-contagious mange, is being boarded at LADRA and is now available for adoption.

“MONA” EN LA PRIMERA SEMANA DE HABER ESTAR RESCATADA.  NECESITA HOGAR.

This is a great dog, but needs to be the only pet in the home.  Mona is two years old, spayed and has all vaccines.   If interested, please contact LADRA via FB.

“ONIX” Y “CANELO” TIENEN MÁS DE UN AÑO EN EL 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.  Several animals have been there for more than a year. 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]

LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM:  PEACEAnimals has a budget of 70 pesos per vet team (three persons) per day for 4 days a week for lunches. Please consider bringing lunches for our vet team to the clinics.

BURMESE BANANAS IN BAGAN

If you can do this, please let me know so we can create a lunch schedule.  By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.  THANK YOU.


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FUENTES GASCA BROS. CIRCUS IN MEXICO CITY

GOOD CIRCUS NEWS:  MEXICAN CONGRESS HAS JUST VOTED TO OUTLAW  WILD ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES.  Training a wild animal so often involves cruelty via confinement, food deprivation and beatings.  Hopefully there will be a safe and happy place for all of these animals to go to for retirement.

SCHEDULE/HORARIO:   

December 17-20 –San Pancho, Nay.  – Club de Gente Grande on Tercer Mundo.  (Pets for Life clinic)
December 25-January 6 – VACATION
January 7-10, 2015 – Punta de Mita, Nay.-  Casa de Comunidad in Corral del Risco (former PEACE headquarters) 
https://www.google.com.mx/maps/place/Peace+Centro+Comunitario/@20.776097,-105.511494,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8421135b3aad65fd:0x82941177d47b6487

January 14-17 -Puerto Vallarta – colonia la primavera- calle mezquite 558-B- home of Cherie Verber. 

Directions:  Leaving Costco, head south on Francisco Villa. At the Pemex/Oxxo at Calle Viena, pull into the gas station so you can turn left onto Calle Viena (You cannot turn left from Francisco Villa at that light) Follow Calle Viena to the end. Turn left at the end, right at the next street, followed by another immediate left. Follow that road all the way down, past the field and the park.  Go up the cobbled side of the street on the big hill. The road forks at the top of the hill.  Stay to the right and go one block.  (This street is called Palmera).  At the corner, on the left, is Abarrotes El Cheque –  a landmark of sorts.  Turn right and at the end of the street on the left is a big green house.   558 Mezquite.  If all else fails, follow a #3 bus, which stops right at El Cheque, and clinic is right down the street.

January 21-24 – Las Juntas, Jal.

January 28-31 – Col. Villa las Flores, Jal.

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

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

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Wishing you a joyful Hanukkah and Christmas!

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PLAZA IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE IN PUERTO VALLARTA
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