Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Viva la lavadora!

The long overdue death of our washing machine means that resources are strained & surgeries have had to be postponed (an ear surgery, 4 boys to be neutered and then Twiggy's hip). On the plus side, that means no dogs recuperating and we have a fantastic new washer!

Buddy, as you may know, has brain damage from encephalitis. Long story short, over the last 9-10 months he's been making steady progress -with two mild setbacks. Eventually he was able to go on short walks, provided he was on a taut leash for guidance and had a girl dog to follow. Last week he went for a walk off of the leash -he was even running!

Since then he's gone on walks most mornings.
He only has to turn in a circle once in a while.

He's coming, he's just mid-circle. 
Henry, Linda, Buddy and Tito.

Small dogs under a big sky, Henry, Buddy and Miles.

 Bosha, Buddy and Tito.


I'm so strict that I make them walk grouped according to appearance (yeah, sure).  Miles is bringing up the rear, as usual (he's a dawdler).
Henry, Linda, Bean, Zasu and Miles.

Gracie's pups usually go on runs, but I've missed going out with them
so I've been taking them on walks too.

Little Bean.

Me and Posey.

Eve (with Miles dawdling behind).

Eve and Zasu.

The last couple of weeks have been mercifully uneventful, early morning walks and scorching afternoons. May is my favorite month here; the water is Cancun-blue and full of fish.
Xmul and Diva sunbathe surrounded by remnants of a palm frond.

Diva makes herself comfortable.

Xmul and Linda regard each other.

Diva thinks we need a pool, but the water dish will do.

Sean puts up an awning and the dogs enjoy a new patch of shade.

Mega, Reggie and Zoot approve!

Everybody approves!
l-r Lex, Mega, Daisy and Xmul

Our brindled girls Stella and Lily.

Stella naps.

Evenings are for fun.
A Shirley series:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Rats ate the internet.

Only in Celestun!
Apparently rats ate the wires at the main Telmex junction in town.
It took 3 weeks of phone calls and a trip to Merida to get someone out to fix it.
Only with Telmex.

Well, we're back online (for) now, so on with an update...

Our little house guest Diva hasn't been a diva at all! I'm temped to call her Roo.
She is as smart as she is cute.

Her walk chaperons Miles, Tito and Henry.

Monkey shows Diva how to enjoy a hammock.

Xmul continues to enjoy her version of summer camp.

Leading a rousing game of chase Stella

The new toys continue to be popular.
Sean gives the girls a safety lesson.

Rufus loves his ball.

When he plays, everyone else just watches!

Monkey loves all



Amber is a collector; she waits for the other dog to drop a toy then swoops in to retrieve it.

Even Rufus' ball, despite being barely able to carry it.

Amber's toys.

Linda gets to borrow them once in awhile.

Action shot.

Linda and Daisy play.

A huge thank you to Helpxers Alex and Alex (not as confusing as you might think) for painting, putting up shelves, walking dogs, befriending Bosha and helping theTribe get over their infernal barking! Oh, and reminding me by example that I should read more.

Alex and Alex with Linda.

Portrait with Stella.

Good-byes from the gang.

A kiss from Bette.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Telmex is awful.

We are currently on week 3 without internet.
I'll update when I can.