|EL MALECÓN - HALLOWEEN -31 DE OCTUBRE - ABAJO - LA MAÑANA DESPUÉS - PURO PLÁSTICO.|
HALLOWEEN, so close to the dates of "el Día de los Muertos," has made inroads into non-traditional Mexican towns. Costumed children parade on Vallarta´s malecón past oversize Catrinas and skeletons, most of which are installed,with signage, by local hotels.
|DESPÚES DE HALLOWEEN - LA MANAÑA DEL PRIMER DÍA DE NOVIEMBRE|
|ALTAR HERMOSO EN PATZCUARO - FOTO POR NANCY CHAPMAN|
To truly celebrate "el Diá de los Muertos, one needs to visit a non-touristic place where the locals celebrate the lives of friends and family who have left earth. Altars are built with flowers, food, photographs and other remembrances. Patzcuaro is a wonderful place to visit for this celebration.
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS -PATZCUARO - foto: Nancy Chapman
|ALTARES EN FRENTE DE LA EX-PRESIDENCIÍA - EXAMPLES OF TRADITIONAL ALTARS IN THE PROMENADE IN FRONT OF THE EX-MAYOR´S OFFICES- ACROSS FROM THE MALECÓN.|
|ALTAR PRE-HISPÁNICO FRENTE DE LA EX-PRESIDENCIA|
PEACEANIMALS THIRD ONLINE AUCTION!
We will launch www.32auctions.com on December 1st and close bidding on December 15th. Great auction items are being collected. Vallarta Adventures was the first to donate: Four adventures of bidder´s choice for two persons- value: approximately $1,000 USD. If you have contacts with hotels, restaurants, spas, golf, sailing, tennis, etc., please contact me. We would like this auction to be as interesting and successful as possible. Thank you!
STERILIZATIONS AT COLONIA DEL MAR -
MALE DOGS - 23; FEMALE DOGS -31; MALE CATS -22; FEMALE CATS - 21; TOTAL: 97
|COLONIA DEL MAR|
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN COLONIA DEL MAR: 820 PESOS
SAN JAN DE ABAJO, NAYARIT: A small town in the municipality of the Bay of Banderas in the neighboring state of Nayarit. Leaving home at 7:30 AM Wednesday, I drive north to Mezcales, where one turns east at a stoplight and drives straight towards the foothills. After fifteen minutes, the road begins to curve through small towns where dogs of all sizes roam and bare-chested, young teen-age boys practice with lariats on sidewalks. The road becomes straight again as it passes intensely green fields and then under a high, brick "Bien Venidos" arch to San Juan.
|ESPERANDO SU CIRUGÍA EN SAN JUAN, NAYARIT|
An hour later I arrive at the clinic in the front patio of Chely´s home, where more than 30 animals were registered at 7 AM by three broadly smiling volunteers.
|DONA CHELY CON DR. PACHECO Y DR. POLI - SAN JUAN DE ABAJO|
|PUPPIES BROUGHT TO CLINIC IN SAN JUAN IN PAINT BUCKET - DENTRO DE UN CUBO -|
foto: Leslie Caratachea
STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN SAN JUAN, NAYARIT - OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 3:
Male dogs - 10; Female dogs - 63; Male cats - 42; Female cats - 48
PLUS one pregnancy terminated for a dog with 4 fetuses
DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN SAN JUAN: 1,200 pesos
|ESPERANDO SU CIRUGÍA - SAN JUAN DE ABAJO, NAYARIT|
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
Lilka Jones - $17 USD (monthly)
Susan Hunt - a large bag full of dog goodies, including twenty-five new leashes.
AmazonSmile - $73.62
anonymous- used cat kennel
Michael Turner - $50 USD (monthly)
Humane Society International (Alice Morgan Wright-Edith Goode Trust) $3,000 USD
EDUCATION PROGRAM: Vet tech and education director, Leslie Caratacha, was unable to make a school presentation on October 23rd. Schools were all closed due to Hurricane Wilma, who never arrived. Also no presentation the following Tuesday in Nayarit, as location is an hour´s drive by car.
|COL. DEL MAR|