The Adventures of Frida The Mexican Street Dog

24 Dec

Does disaster really come in three’s? I hope not, but at least Frida’s run on near death experiences would be over. This blog is NOT called The Adventures of Frida the Mexican Street Dog, but lately it could be. Having lived through moquillo, (distemper) and recently choking on a dog chew. (The Dog With Nine Lives), what else could possibly happen?


Somehow she got this down her throat.

The day after the choking scare, I took off with my neighbor and her friend Susan to visit Mahahual, a lovely village on the Caribbean about an hour away. They were on a hunt for a lobster lunch, which is in season, I wanted to hang out with them and get out of the house on a cool, beautiful Sunday. So off we went!


A lovely view for lunch.


Abandoned hippie van.

We found a great restaurant where they enjoyed lobster tail and I, vegan tostadas. We were on the way home when Teresa’s phone rang, Lisa was trying to reach me. Our neighbor’s crazy dog (that’s what I call him) reached under the fence and grabbed Frida by the snout and “there was blood everywhere”.


Guard dog on the Mahahual beach road.

I tend to stay pretty calm, especially when there’s nothing to be done while careening down a Mexican highway twenty minutes out. Lisa and her mom sounded like they had it under control but I could tell they were scared.


Poor puppy, a pretty big gash in her mouth.

I walked into the house and Frida all but flew out of Lisa’s arms to get to me. A good sign of life. She was still bleeding but not in a life threatening way. I messaged our vet who was out of town. He told me what to do. I think Frida got more sleep than Lisa or me that night. We were pretty shook up.


Naughty or Nice?

End of story, no broken jaw, she is fine. Crazy dog cut her mouth pretty deep but nothing fractured. Frida just doesn’t know she’s a little dog. Sigh. I think we’ve solved the problem of Crazy dog. Haven’t seen him in awhile.

Happy Holidays all. Things are pretty quiet here, just the way we like it.




13 Responses to “The Adventures of Frida The Mexican Street Dog”

  1. Carolina December 24, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    Merry Merry

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 December 24, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

      Thank you Dahling, all the best to you.


  2. Karen December 24, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

    Poor Frida, as if she didn’t need something else to deal with! I guess kind of like children of any sort, if they can make it through their first year alive, maybe they have a chance. Love Frida and love you all. The merriest of Christmases!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 December 24, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

      She is so resilient. It’s scarey.


  3. Laird December 24, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    Poor Frida! Glad she is doing better…I so enjoy your weekly tales, or should it be tails?

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 December 24, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

      Happiest of times to you and your lovely. Glad you enjoy. Frida is awesome.


  4. emilys72016 December 24, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

    Whew! Glad Frida is okay. She has used up several of her nine lives already, so let’s hope she’ll keep things a bit calmer from here on out. Happy Holidays to you all!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 December 24, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

      I know! We could use a bit less doggie drama. Lol


  5. Jack Scott December 25, 2017 at 4:42 am #

    May your day be calm… 😀


  6. Karen December 25, 2017 at 6:22 am #

    Merry Christmas. Hopefully you’ll get through the day with no dog scares.


    • afish25 December 25, 2017 at 8:40 am #

      Thanks Karen. It makes us tougher. 😘😂



  1. Stela the Blind Pug | the adventures of dos tortas - June 7, 2020

    […] willing to take on all comers. She is my shadow and I love her dearly. Both Lisa and I think that Frida sent us an angel and for that we are deeply […]


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