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Monday, January 23, 2012

Sarah is recuperating

Well, Sarah is back from surgery.  We took her in at 8:00 a.m. yesterday and when I went back to get her at 2:00 p.m. she was still out.  They did a mixture of 17 dogs and cats on Saturday at the clinic.  The clinic is just an old 3 bedroom house where they set up temporary OR's.  There was one retired American vet there and one young Mexican vet.  Assisting them were a couple of American volunteers who have retired from careers as RN's.

When I went to pick Sarah up, I was shown to the back patio where I found 4 cats and 8 dogs laid out on mats spread on the lawn.  They were in varying stages of coming out of the anesthesia.  Sarah was laying on her side with her tongue hanging out.  Two of the cats that were neutered were feral cats which were trapped and will be released back into the jungle where they were found.  Kinda cool that this volunteer agency takes care of wild cats also.  They have fiestas on the beach to raise funds and they accept donations at the clinics. Next week there is a chili cook off at Playa Amor.  It costs 150 pesos and includes a great meal.  They sell cerveza and vino at prices you can't beat anywhere.  They also have a plant auction which I will pay close attention to as I begin to decorate the house.

Day after surgery

When Sarah got home she was still walking like she'd just left a bar at closing time.  It took until about 5 pm for her to walk normally.  One thing though, I don't think anyone told her who was responsible for her current discomfort as she will not leave my side.  When I sit in my chair reading, she comes over and lays right on top of my feet.  She is truly a great dog.


  1. Good for you, Dave. I like anyone who loves animals.(especially dogs!)

  2. What a great bunch of people to provide this very needed service.

  3. Great post. Animals need their human advocates. I hope you and Sarah have many happy years together.

  4. Such wonderful news.. I'm so glad that Sarah is now your best friend..and many many thanks to those caring volunteers as well... One of these days I'll make that trip to Mexico...I'm all eyes on your blog and Tioga George..
    God Bless Zeee and Critters 3

  5. I have gone back over some of your older posts, but just can't figure out what happened to Jessie. Is she no longer with you?