|SANTA MARIA TONANTZINTLA EN CHOLULA|
COLONIA DEL MAR is high up in the hills with dirt and rutted roads and lots of homeless dogs. The clinic took place in the donated garage space of the Chilpansingo restaurant. Thank you to owner Rocio Ochoa, to the volunteers who collected homeless animals and brought them to our clinic and to the two high school students who bagged donated dog kibble for distribution.
|BOLSITAS DE CROQUETAS PARA LOS PERROS QUE NECESITAN - COLONIA DEL MAR|
One of the street dogs, a brown and white Pittie mix described as having had "many litters," was especially appealing. After giving her several pats and strokes, she stood up on her hind legs, gently put her front legs on my shoulders and began to lick my face. The woman who feeds her hopes to find a home for this very loving dog. She will be a great and grateful pet. Email contact below photo if interested.
|CALLEJERA MUY NOBLE NECESITA CASA CONTACTO: PAULASHURABE2@GMAIL.COM|
|PERRO CON TVT ESPERANDO EUTANASIA - CLÍNICA EN COLONIA DEL MAR|
STERILIZATIONS AT COLONIA DEL MAR - MARCH 4-7:
Male dogs - 26; Female dogs - 59; Male cats - 21; Female cats - 34
THIS CLINIC WAS UNDERWRITTEN BY MELINDA GOLDRICH VIA THE GOLDRICH FAMILY FOUNDATION.
|DR. PACHECO - CLÍNICA EN DEL MAR|
DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: None this past week.
LLEVANDO CALLEJEROS A LA CLÍNICA EN COLONIA DEL MAR
CORRECTED TOTAL DONATIONS FOR EL TUITO CLINIC:
EDUCATION PROGRAM: On March 3rd, Leslie Caratachea presented to 60 children at the Juan Escutia primary school in colonia Ramblases.
A VISIT TO CHOLULA AND PUEBLA: On our drive from Mexico City to Puebla, we stopped in the town of Cholula to visit la Iglesia de Santa María Tonanzintla. Named for the Mother Goddess Tonantzin, the Spaniards replaced her with the Virgin Mary.
|STA. MARÍA DE TONANTZINTLA - CHOLULA|
Construction of the church in nearby Cholula began in 1594, with the intricate stucco work beginning at the end of the 17th century and final completion of the church at the end of the 20th century. Santa María Tonantzintla is the only indigenous baroque style church not destroyed by the Spaniards.
Bedazzled. Entering the church, I immediately got goosebumps. It felt like being inside an enormous, fantastically beautiful and elaborately adorned Fabergé egg. The interior is a kaleidoscopic riot of intensely bright colors, with gilded figures of animals, flowers, birds and headdresses. Saints are both dark skinned with dark hair and dark eyes, or pale skinned with blue eyes and blonde hair. Angels are portrayed as wide-eyed babies and children with eagle wings. There are absolutely no empty spaces here.
|photo credit: Pinterest STA. MARÍA TONANTZINTLA - CHOLULA|
Our driver said that even though he had visited this church many times, it was his first time inside. He was visibly moved when he told me "this makes me feel very proud of my heritage."
|LA IGLESIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LOS REMEDIOS - SOBRE EL GRAN PIRÁMIDE DE CHOLULA|
Eight miles from Cholula and four miles outside the city of Puebla is the Great Pyramid of Cholula, also known as "Tlachihualtepetl," "made-by-hand mountain" in the Nahuatl language. Approaching a large hill, one sees the the very pretty terra cotta and yellow painted Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios perched on top. It is the usual way of how the Spaniards in Mexico did things - build what was sacred to themselves on top of what was sacred to others.
|EL GRAN PIRÁMIDE DE CHOLULA|
Inside the grass covered hill are six super mound structures that were begun in the 3rd century AD. and completed in the 9th century AD. The pyramid was dedicated to the god Quetzalcoatl and per volume, is the largest pyramid in the world and also the largest monument in the world. The base measures 1,480 feet by 1,480 feet, with a height of 217 feet and a total volume of 16 billion cubic feet. Covered with grass for centuries, the adventure is to go inside the pyramid, where a series of tunnels criss-cross the middle of it. At one location, one can gaze down to the first platform built in the third century AD, and from another, gaze high up to the most recently built ninth platform - completed twelve centuries ago.
In 2019, PEACEAnimals sterilized 5,892 cats and dogs.
DOGS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION AT THE CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO) ALL ANIMALS TESTED FOR DISEASE, VACCINATED AND STERILIZED. CLICK LINK FOR PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTIONS.
PERROS Y GATOS EN ADOPCIÓN EN EL CENTRO DE CONTROL ANIMAL Y SALUD (ACOPIO). TODOS TIENEN PRUEBAS PARA ENFERMEDADES Y ESTÁN VACUNADOS Y ESTERILIZADOS. HAZ CLICK EN EL ENLACE PARA FOTOS Y DESCRIPCIÓNES.