Thank you, Jo Anna. I agree with you wholeheartedly. Several dogs that my in-laws adopted were scared of guys with baseball caps on. And are much more at ease with the women of the family. I don't think that one of the respondents is aware that I am doing a lot for the animals here. Spending lots of money on tick medicine, driving my car into Melaque 6 days a week, sometimes twice a day to spay and neuter 40 dogs before I go. A few people have volunteered to help and since I really don't mind leaving La Manzanilla at 6:15 to spay 4 dogs per day, I will let them take over when I leave in 3 weeks. Just wondering what Red thinks I should do about the blonde dog who was newly pregnant and was living on her own on the highway? Leave her to fend for herself the way someone else did? Or let the puppy that the vet asked me if I could foster after the hernia operation after she'd been thrown in the trash bin. I care about all sentient beings. I also am teaching a 6 year old girl to swim whose family's home was destroyed in the hurricane and they are living in a tent. I bought her and her sister school uniforms. I care about the old people too. An old woman who makes pumpkin desserts was walking down from the crucero with a 40 bag and I offered her a ride. She bought a 40# pumpking and she lives in very primitive circumstances across the arroyo. I notice there are some grumpy old men who complain, and drink and play games or watch TV and then there are those of us who believe in a life of service. By the way, Red, the BC SPCA is a no kill shelter. We Canadians do these things because we have a social conscience and prefer to not live in a dog eat dog world. I love this town, the people young and old and the dogs especially as they are so lovely and criticism isn't going to make me change. I've been coming here for 18 years and it gets better and better. As the saying goes, Lead Follow or Get Out of the Way! Two compassionate people offered to take two of the dogs back without my asking. Why not?
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