Friday, May 17, 2013

Thank you Sir, May I have another?

For some reason black dogs are the least likely to be adopted.  I don't know why.  
We have many black dogs and I think every one of them is striking.
Jack pauses with some of the gang.  He has a  beautiful coat.

Lovely Luna is 2 years old.

Posey is 5 and, I think, one of our prettiest dogs. 


Her ears don't usually stand up.
Walking with Tito and Miles.

Tito knows that black dogs are the best.
Self-doubt is not his style.

He often pals around with Reggie on walks.
I don't think Tito notices the size difference.

A few of our palm trees succumbed to a blight so we're trying again with something else.
Sean has plenty of supervision. Pete, Zoot and Posey in front.

Frankie has been a happy girl; she loves having visitors.
The Couchsurfers/Helpxers that brought Tori stayed on for a couple weeks.

Kaya gets to know the gang.

Linda watches the ever helpful Kaya fix one of the dog beds.

Tori wants to help.

Twiggy and Tori keep an eye on things while Kaya and Olli paint. 
Oliver has been traveling frugally for years.

Olli and Tori.

Dog fun.  Jack, Hazel, Amber, Tori, Daisy and Mega

Bette, Lucy and Tori on a walk.  There isn't a dog here that doesn't like Tori (her new nickname is Cookie Monster.). She learns quickly and wants to please; it breaks my heart that people thought she was too much trouble.  She's one of the sweetest dogs I've ever met!

Bette and Tori on a salt pile.  After a rain they're as hard as coal.

Oliver and Kaya say their goodbyes (Paco, in the background, crows his goodbye).

Thanks so much to you both, for saving Tori, and for all your help around the place!
You're always welcome here. 

Linda doesn't understand why everyone can't stay forever.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Tori's story

This sweet girl is Tori! She found her way to us through the outstanding efforts of two Couchsurfers.  She was one of 3 dogs owned by a family in Tuxtla; no longer a tiny puppy, she was deemed too energetic and was banished to the roof. She lived there alone for months, constantly barking, with little shade or food and only drips of water from a tap.

On the roof in Tuxtla. She doesn't understand why she can't play like the other dogs.

Couchsurfers Oliver and Kaya met her, and each other, while staying with the family and grew determined to liberate her. They convinced the family to relinquish her and hitchhiked 500 miles, over the course of 6 days, to bring her to us!
Tori relaxing in the casita after her epic journey.

Since meeting her I can understand why they were so moved to help her. She is a great dog and is overjoyed to have people pay attention to her!

All the dogs like her. She's having fun making friends

and playing with toys

and swimming.  She's a Lab -of course she loves the water!

She's friendly, energetic, nearly a year old, negative for heart worm, and has just been spayed.