A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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Archive for the ‘Dogs and cats’ Category

Aug 20, 2008 — There are plenty of Mexican cats, since spaying and neutering are pretty rare here. One of them lives with us:  Misty, shown here exploring a bouquet. She came into our lives through an unlikely series of events. In 2005, we were living in the charming small town of Bernal, about an […]

Aug 15, 2008 — It’s a dog’s life, all right, as our sleeping Lola demonstrates here. She’s the Rottweiler we got a year ago, at the age of about 6 months. We got her from a woman who had gotten her from one of the three animal rescue organizations (all foreign-run) in the Lake Chapala […]

Aug. 12, 2007 – As I’ve written, in the year and a half that we’ve lived here, there have been a number of minor and not-so-minor thefts from our yard and our patio de servicio, which is the locked area with open metal gates where our laundry facilities, lawnmower, etc., are kept. We’ve never had […]

Dec. 19, 2006 — The other day, I stepped out my front gate and noticed a boy about 8 years old going by on a little bike. He was the only kid on the street and I looked a little sharply at him, as kids had been ringing our bell from the street off and […]

August 2, 2006 — It’s been almost a month that we’ve been back home in San Juan Cosala. Our Mexican cat, Misty, has had some serious adjusting to do. She’s about a year and a half old and has been an “only cat” since we got her as a young kitten. She had cat friends […]

July 6, 2006 — We got back to our Mexican home yesterday, Kelly, me, and and Moonlight, our six-year-old half-Siamese cat from Colorado. I’ve never had to find accomodations for a cat before, in any country. In the US, Motel 6 accepts pets and we stayed in one in Deming, NM, one night. The next […]

March 17, 2006 — Animal-loving Americans and Canadians living in Mexico, or traveling here, may need to come to terms with the sufferings of many Mexican dogs and cats. Whether you do it by becoming philosophical, jaded, judgemental, or something else, it’s an issue that comes up again and again. In the Lake Chapala area, […]

Oct. 21, 2005 — I spent this morning boxing up books and miscellany in my office. Now I’m faced with the daunting task of weeding my numerous files. Putting it off for a moment, I just checked my email. Good news! An American friend who’s in Bernal wrote: Misty is fine, she was all over […]

May 21, 2005 — A couple of months ago, I dropped by our friend Rob’s house. He was away, but Carolyn, another American, was there. She showed me a small kitten, looking to be two months old or so. A few days earlier, Carolyn had come upon the kitten on the lookout of the house, […]

Feb. 20, 2005 — A reader of this blog emailed me, “As much as you appear to love dogs, I was wondering why you didn’t bring yours? Is it too difficult to bring them into Mexico, or just too hard due to uncertain camping conditions? How did you get a house sitter? We might do […]

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