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Zorro in the night

Being from California and all, I have a soft spot for Zorro, that old Californio version of Robin Hood. Never mind that he didn’t really exist, I love him. I like him played by Antonio Banderas or Douglas Fairbanks. I have read Isabel Allende’s Zorro too, (in English because I didn’t realize that the original is in Spanish. I wonder what that says about me? that I assumed that the Spanish version was a translation and scorned it).Here in the Yucatan we have a zorro of our own, not the beautiful red fox, but an opossum cousin. The Yucatecan possum zorro looks like a rat on steroids, in her blog post, Enter Zorro, my neighbor Lindi writes about a zorro who came to visit and has photos.Last night, Mr. Dog found a zorro who was set to invade our backyard and chased him into the lantana bushes. We heard Mr Dog yelp, because zorros do not play dead, they are ...

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100% humidity

The storm that hit Cancun and Isla Mujeres earlier this week made it to Mérida last night. Mr Dog finally figured out how to open the screen door in our bedroom last night, he woke me up several times because he went out and then wanted in again as he searched for a place where the lightening and thunder couldn’t find him. Mr Dog has issues with rain. I have to admit watching lightening through the skylight at 2 am was pretty unique though.Here is what our street looked like this morning. I am standing in the doorway and that murky stuff is water going over the curb and up the sidewalk. I waded to the corner and took this one of the beerstore across the street, so you can see how high the water reached. The pistachio coloured building is our house by the way. I am on the sidewalk looking towards the beer store and another business kitty ...

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Mr Dog’s Big Adventure

Sunday we took Mr. Dog to the dog play date.That’s him with his poodle disguise on. The groomer will cut him however I want as long as I want either a schnauzer cut or a poodle cut, this time he came home looking like a poodle. If you look carefully in the left hand corner you will see two of the best behaved little chihuahuas I have ever met. It’s not an official dog park, but rather a vacant lot that belongs to a generous expat with dogs of her own. It takes place every Sunday, from 7:30am to around 10:00 am everyone is welcome to bring their dog. It’s located on Calle 75 between 62 and 64.This is our third time to attend. As you can see the humans sit and chat and the dogs socialize too. I love this photo of the bigger dogs romping in the leaves. Don’t they look totally happy?Husband and I are getting too ...

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Anything but no.

I have the classic story about Mexicans not wanting to give bad news. We have a dog, and because of him we chose to drive down rather than fly. Now Mr. Dog isn’t very big, but he isn’t a lapdog either (much to his dismay), he is about the size of a Brittanny Spaniel and weighs approxiamately 40 pounds. (18 kilos mas or menos, to you metric fans). Anyway, it’s not like I can tuck him into my purse and sneak him in somewhere. So we had been driving and it was getting dark, we were getting tired (except Mr. Dog because he had been napping) we decided to get a hotel room. So we went into this hotel lobby with our dog on his leash (I can’t even remember the name of the town or the hotel), I asked if they had a room available and were dogs allowed? pointing to Mr. Dog who did his best to appear ...

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