Not Another Mexican Dog Story

2 Jul

Life in Mexico is never dull. Some days I wish it were. Oh, and did I tell you we now have THREE dogs? It’s probably due to those Rocks in My Head.


Who could resist this face?

Two weeks ago in A Mexican Dog Story, I talked of Cielo, our doberman and how he was recently diagnosed with tumors. After his second trip to the vet for chemotherapy, he was so traumatized that he quit eating. He even walked away from his favorite food,  pollo asado, barbecue chicken, that I thought would surely entice him. A week passed and he was positively skeletal and I was planning to ask Dr. Joel to put him down. Cielo could be found curled up in various corners of the yard and I thought for sure he was a goner.


Here’s where the rocks in my head come in. Someone posted a picture of a disabled street dog in need of a home. He had rescued Mapacha, aka Raccoon and gotten her spayed. She needed a forever home since he already had four dogs.


Meet Chacha. She prefers the breezes on the roof and nimbly slips through the gate. I think she has hypnotic powers.

Thinking that we were going to loose Cielo, I brought Chacha home for a trial run. Yeah right. She has bonded to me, loving to sit in my lap for endless snuggles. Luna is not sure about the whole thing but seems accepting. The amazing thing is that Cielo began eating as soon as Chacha showed up. He is now putting away bowl after bowl of food and clearly not going away anytime soon. How did this happen?!


Chacha the roof dog.

So we now have three dogs. Be prepared. Living in Mexico does crazy things to you. At least it did to us DOS TORTAS



10 Responses to “Not Another Mexican Dog Story”

  1. Karen July 2, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

    Ahhhhhhhhh, these three are so lucky. Everyone wins, and happy Cielo is feeling better.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. emilievardaman July 2, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

    What a sweet looking doggie. Chacha! And I am glad Cielo has perked up for a while, at least.

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    • afish25 July 3, 2017 at 7:46 am #

      It’s like nothing ever happened. He was so faking us out.


      • emilievardaman July 3, 2017 at 8:27 am #

        Dogs! Maybe he just wanted a new doggie buddy.


  3. kim July 2, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

    hahahahahahaha, welcome to my life too

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 3, 2017 at 7:47 am #

      Go on gloat. I need my head examined, again!


  4. Jack Scott July 3, 2017 at 4:26 am #

    Dog rescuing seems to be on the expat’s job description.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 3, 2017 at 7:45 am #

      Oh God, I don’t know how this happened. Seriously.


  5. Karen July 3, 2017 at 9:38 am #

    Better you than me. 🙂


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