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Happiness

I’ve seen lots of beaten down dogs in Mexico City. Dogs whose spirits couldn’t withstand the lack of food, the nasty kicks, the ugliness of their lives. I think of them as hollow dogs. Alive but not really. Mara should … Continue reading

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Hope

When I started picking up street dogs in Mexico, I kept using terms I now know to be false. I called Goldie, the first dog I brought home, “the skinniest ever.” Then came Milo, a dog even more emaciated than … Continue reading

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Pequeñitas

I cannot  tell a sad story today. I need to dwell for a bit in happiness. So I will tell you a sweet story, a tale of two little dogs that found each other in this crazy megalopolis of winding … Continue reading

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Left Behind

Every day, I drive past dogs that need help.  I don’t stop. Why? Because in Mexico City, there is no good place to take stray dogs. The few shelters (refugios) that exist are bursting at the seams. One of the … Continue reading

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The Bone of Life

I sometimes think Mexico’s uncomfortable relationship with dogs began with the Xoloitzcuintle, commonly known as  the mexican hairless dog.  The Xolo is one of the oldest and rarest breeds in the world. And it’s indeed hairless except for an occasional … Continue reading

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Blind

For me, the hardest part of living in Mexico is the almost unbearable suffering of the animals. And just to clear the air, my compassion is not limited to animals, as some have suggested.  I’m often asked, “what about people?” … Continue reading

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EVERYDAY DOG

For months, I’d been carrying around a seed of worry in my belly. I had a dog that needed a home but no one wanted her. I’d picked Miel up off a busy Mexico City street. She wore a collar … Continue reading

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