Thursday, May 28, 2009


After a few nights in Queretaro, and a side trip to San Miguel de Allende, we were off to Patzcuaro.
Thanks to some great research by Mags we stayed in a wonderful Casa.
I highly recommend Casa Encantada. Not only are the accommodations, food and staff great but the operators Cynthia and Victoria give back to the community. One of their projects involves support for a free sterilization clinic for animals.

Through their own efforts and support from AIPA in Monterry Mexico and Summerlee Foundation free sterilizations are available to the locals for their animals.
Upon my return to Canada I followed up with Cynthia and Victoria. I hope to be able to assist those helping the “ animalitos” in Patzcuaro.
If you find yourself visiting Patzcuaro drop off a donation at Casa Encantada.
Leave a little kindness behind before you leave.
Stay Tuned for Cuba postings.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Where are all the dogs?
The first sign of dogs in the street happened to be sculptural in nature.
Plaza de Armas has a wonderful fountain that incorporates four canines.

I was surprised at the derth of streets dogs in Mexico's cities.
I put this down to one of two things..
successful sterilization programs
a very efficient dog catcher.
I lean towards the latter.

Here are some groups helping the animals of Mexico.
If you will be visiting any of these areas, drop them a line and ask how you can help.

AFAD Albergue Franciscano del Animal Desprotegido A.C

RAP Founder is Dhorea Ryon formerly of Coquitlam, BC Canada

A.I.P.A. in Pátzcuaro

Baja California Sur
Baja Dogs La Paz

Rebeca Payne
TEL (755)554 3330

Next stop Pátzcuaro

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Ms. "Skeeter" Mudhen.

My little girl is growing up.
Six years old today.
Heartworm negative for two years.
Still a "terrier-ist"