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Thoughts after a year living at Lake Chapala

  We are coming up on our one year anniversary of moving to the Lake Chapala area.  I thought you might like to hear my thoughts on living here – nowhere is perfect but we are happy and adjusting. Because the area has been an expat magnet for many years it seems to attract people who are new to México and are just “trying it out.”  That can be a bit frustrating as we overhear thoughtless comments or clueless interactions...

Happy, Healthy Raw Fed Dogs

We have been feeding our dogs raw food for the last four or five months. Why? Henry had bladder stones removed a couple of years ago and ever since had been on special (and expensive) dog food that he didn’t much like. We always needed to put something else with it to entice him to eat, and he still had occasional issues with bladder irritation. Coco disliked the best reasonably priced kibble available here making every mealtime a chore. She...

The Cool Season in Mazatlan

The weather is perfect here in Mazatlan. Perfect for growing vegetables. Perfect for exercising outdoors. Perfect for dogs to have fun roughhousing. Perfect for pretty much everything. At the top of this post is a collage from the Organic Market. We love heading over there when they open for first pick of all the great treats and produce. Today my lucky finds include sweet cherry tomatoes, kale, green beans, basil and micro-greens. Last week I bought a new tee shirt...

What do you do in a long Mazatlán summer?

  Well, it depends if you’re a dog or a human.  At the top of this post you’ll see Coco looking out at the rain.  The last few days she’s done that a lot, too!  We received nine and a half inches in two days recently, and the proof is in the bucket left outside, below.   But while Coco was looking out at the rain, her humans were collecting wet towels and mopping here and there.  Every big rainstorm...

It’s winter somewhere, just not here in Mazatlán

Paul and I had a lovely quiet Christmas. We made ourselves a nice meal and spent the day Skyping and Facetiming with friends and family. It was very nice, just exactly what we felt like this year. We have been having a good time, though. At the top you’ll see a picture from Playa Norte on one of our walks along the malecon, and below you’ll see a typical scene from our table at Puesta del Sol on Stone Island...

Shopping for things I can’t find in Mazatlán

When I travel – whether it’s to the US or within México – I always think about shopping for items I can’t find here in Mazatlán. This post is a rundown of some of the things I brought back with me this time. When I fly North I always pack a fold-up duffle bag which then becomes my overflow and can be carried on. No need to pay another $25 for a second bag! This time I was lucky, too...

Pictures from around the house

              I’ll get back to regular Mazatlán news soon, I promise!  There’s been lots of work going on over at El Recreo, El Día de la Música is this Saturday, and this Sunday I leave for a a trip to Guadalajara with some girlfriends.  See you soon! Please like and share this post!20...

I Love Spring in Mazatlán

I love the change of seasons, especially from Winter to Spring. As you’ll see above, we get a lot of fog in the mornings.  This morning the fog made everything so wet it seemed like it had rained. Why else do I love the Spring here? Even though it is warming up the air still has that lovely cool undercurrent. It’s the end of the growing season here…but I am growing cantelope melons – they should like the upcoming hot...

Crashed out Coco…

Our newest pack member, Coco, is about a year old now, and has been living with us since June.  She has a delightful personality, and we love her to bits!  Henry and she are best buddies and wrestle and play and sleep together all day long. But at night, Coco crashes out.  If we sit down to watch TV she hurls herself at one of us (usually Paul as I like to knit) and conks out almost immediately. She crashes...

Goodbye, Lucy.

It’s been coming for a while now, but today we knew it was time to put Lucy to sleep.  She has been on a fast slide over the last few months, and a neurological disorder that kept her legs from getting instructions made it nearly impossible for her to walk and made her incontinent.  The last few days have been very hard for all of us. Dr. Cesar came to our house to see her several times, and he took...

the summer blahs

All our traveling is over for a while and we are settling in to the rainy season here in Mazatlán.  This September has been incredibly rainy so far, pretty much every day lately. I love the big crashing thunder and crazy lightning shows and I love it when the rain pounds down so hard you can’t believe it. It feels like Mexico when it is raining hard like that!  Lately, though… it has been drizzly day after drizzly day and...

Dogs and attitude

We are loving our new pack member, Coco.  We had Marthita the mobile pet groomer come on Saturday, and I thought I’d take a few photos to show you.  Unfortunately, that’s harder than it looks!  They are always on the go, playing and messing up my photos!  Oh well, here’s what I have! Paul and I have talked over the years about how (knock on wood) easily some things have gone for us in our transition to living in México. ...

Introducing…

a new member of our pack!  Coco is a stray dog that was rescued by Jan of Proyecto Animales de la Calle.  She is about seven months old, and appears to be part poodle and part terrier.  Maybe. Our dogs stay with Jan whenever we go out of town so they got to know Coco a bit when we went on our birthday getaway.   Lucy, Henry, and Coco. One thing led to another and we decided to ask Coco...

going with the flow

We took the dogs to the groomer the other day.  Henry needed a trim, and Lucy needed a bath.  They both needed updates on their shots. It is exhausting for Henry to go to the groomer.  He gets anxious in the car, and is nervous the whole time he’s there.  He about flies out the door when we pick him up, and when we get home, he sleeps for the rest of the day.  This time he came back to...

Around the house…

It is summertime here, but it is still quiet.  The hotels say they are at 60 percent occupancy, but I think that’s a bit of wishful thinking.  Paul and I had lunch today (Monday) at a nice hotel in the golden zone and the hotel and beach seemed pretty empty to us.  I can never get over that in a few minutes drive we can be having lunch on the beach – either a casual palapa or a fancy hotel....