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  1. Anyone know the dates of the fair at the Golf Clubhouse in Vista del Lago?
  2. Yes, Lluvia was found. A woman was trying to sell her in the Ajijic plaza.
  3. Please everyone-- keep your eye out for this little Schitzu pup. She's a ball of fluff and answers to the name "Lluvia." I will post her picture as soon as I can get it downloaded. Evidently she escaped from her owners home yesterday and they rather think a passerby must have scooped her up. The owners live on the west end of Constitution a few blocks from the street market. Unfortunately Lluvia did not have her collar on. There is a reward. 766-4338
  4. Bus Routes?

    Anyone know the bus number going from the old bus station in Guad to the Galleria Mall? Time it takes to get from point A (Old Station), to point B(Mall)
  5. Two weeks ago I stopped at a garden shop on the carreterra and bought some "Fish Emulsion Fertilizer" that was sold as 'organic.' I discovered it is not the hard way! When I had finished fertilizing my plants, I turned around to discover my dog was licking up the residue. I'm not sure what impelled me to go back and read the fertilizer label, but I did, and discovered it contains Sulfuric Acid and Urea as 'stabilizers! An online search explained that if the emulsion did not have these chemicals added, the product would continue to decay and explode the bottle. Which clearly would have been nasty! But for those of you (like me) who are not aware how deadly toxic these two chemicals are, here's an example: just one tiny drop of sulfuric acid is enough to kill a 200 lb adult. Thus for the second time this year, Scottie had his stomach pumped ... and it was discovered those toxic stabilizers had ulcerated his stomach and esophagus! Thank Heaven he survived and is Ok today, but what a terrible chemistry lesson!!! I did go back and tell the store owner what had happened, and urged him to please label that product "Caution: Do Not Use Around Pets." Yesterday I went back again to see if that had been done, and it had not. The manager insisted it was an 'Organic' product, even when I showed him the booklet that comes with it which states otherwise. Please note-- the booklet is sealed in plastic so you cannot see the added ingredients unless you open the sealed packet. BOTTOM LINE: Please be sure to read the product information before you buy and use this type product around your pets. Better yet-- don't buy it. I took me a week to get all the residue washed off the plants.
  6. Two weeks ago I stopped at a garden shop on the carreterra and bought some "Fish Emulsion Fertilizer" that was sold as 'organic.' It is not. When I had finished fertilizing my plants, I turned around to discover my dog was licking up the residue. I'm not sure what impelled me to go back and read the fertilizer label, but I did, and discovered it contains Sulfuric Acid and Urea as 'stabilizers! An online search explained that if the emulsion did not have these chemicals added, the product would continue to decay and explode the bottle. And for those of you (like me) who are not aware how deadly toxic these chemicals are, here's an example: just one tiny drop of sulfuric acid is enough to kill a 200 lb adult. Thus for the second time this year, Scottie had his stomach pumped ... and it was discovered those toxic stabilizers had ulcerated his stomach and esophagus! Thank Heaven he survived and is Ok today, but what a terrible chemistry lesson!!! I did go back and tell the store owner what had happened, and urged him to please label that product "Caution: Do Not Use Around Pets." Yesterday I went back again to see if that had been done, and it had not. The manager insisted it was an 'Organic' product, even when I showed him the booklet that comes with it which states otherwise. Please note-- the booklet is sealed in plastic so you cannot see the added ingredients unless you open the sealed packet. BOTTOM LINE: Please be sure to read the product information before you buy and use this type product around your pets.
  7. This female is at my front door. She's obviously lost. If you know her owner, please call and have them call me.
  8. KEYS FOUND

    I found a large set of keys in the parking area in front of Marie Isabellas at the Ajijic Malecon. Owner may claim with key identification. 766-4338
  9. Buyer Beware!

    Today I joined the ranks of 'Scammed Gringettes.' An unpleasant experience that will never happen again. But I'll pass along the experience to those of you who think it'd be nice to get the dust washed off your car while at Walmart. Do think about that twice...and if you succumb to those pleasant folk, be sure to ALWAYS get a price in advance. Today, a super-rotund, English-speaking, very pleasant guy came up to me and asked if I'd like my car washed while I shopped. The car was pretty dusty, so I said OK. He asked if I'd like the 'special wash.' I declined, saying it was going into the shop in the morning. A conversational fellow (He sounded like he'd gone to the Wharton School of Business)...he asked why? So I pointed to a few scratches, and volunteered that the bottom dust plate also had a bolt loose that was going to be tightened. "Oh I can do all that for you!" he politely declared....and therein was my huge mistake...I did not ask "How Much?" I just said Ok, thinking he was such a nice guy, I'd give him the opportunity to make a few extra pesos. The price when I returned? $5500 pesos...but my 'special discount' because I was such a nice person was only $3500. By that time, I'd become surrounded by his cronies who were all nodding. So of course you all know what I did...I turned scarlet...protested loudly...then paid the thief and marched back into Walmart and reported the incident. The management wanted me to call the police and go to Chapala and file a police report....saying they had no control over the guys who wash cars. "BUT they wear your own Walmart bibs and are in your parking lot!"...sez me. They just politely apologized and shook their heads...urging me to call the police. Not likely....I know where that road leads,..... The Bottom Line of this sad tale....well....you all know the bottom line. And now I do too!
  10. Buyer Beware!

    Today I joined the ranks of 'Scammed Gringettes.' An unpleasant experience that will never happen again. But I'll pass along the experience to those of you who think it'd be nice to get the dust washed off your car while at Walmart. Do think about that twice...and if you succumb to those pleasant folk, be sure to ALWAYS get a price in advance. Today, a super-rotund, English-speaking, very pleasant guy came up to me and asked if I'd like my car washed while I shopped. The car was pretty dusty, so I said OK. He asked if I'd like the 'special wash.' I declined, saying it was going into the shop in the morning. A conversational fellow (He sounded like he'd gone to the Wharton School of Business)...he asked why? So I pointed to a few scratches, and volunteered that the bottom dust plate also had a bolt loose that was going to be tightened. "Oh I can do all that for you!" he politely declared....and therein was my huge mistake...I did not ask "How Much?" I just said Ok, thinking he was such a nice guy, I'd give him the opportunity to make a few extra pesos. The price when I returned? $5500 pesos...but my 'special discount' because I was such a nice person was only $3500. By that time, I'd become surrounded by his cronies who were all nodding. So of course you all know what I did...I turned scarlet...protested loudly...then paid the thief and marched back into Walmart and reported the incident. The management wanted me to call the police and go to Chapala and file a police report....saying they had no control over the guys who wash cars. "BUT they wear your own Walmart bibs and are in your parking lot!"...sez me. They just politely apologized and shook their heads...urging me to call the police. Not likely....I know where that road leads,..... The Bottom Line of this sad tale....well....you all know the bottom line. And now I do too!
  11. On Saturday I rescued an adorable little dog from a very mean guy on the Playa who was doing his best to drown him. He is long haired, doesn't seem to shed; caramel colored with white streaks, and is as loving as all get out. He looks like a miniature fox....If he was a girl, he'd look like a smaller version of "Lady" from Lady and the Tramp. Today he was groomed at Ladron's; tomorrow he goes in for teeth cleaning and to be neutered. I expect he's around 8-10 years old and about 10-12 lbs.. Very sweet disposition; walks on a leash; has slept quietly next to the bed the two night's he is here. I will keep him until next Monday when his surgery has healed....after that he is ready for adoption. I will pay for all his medical care to date. He will need his vaccinations after the surgery. This pup would make a perfectly excellent pet for anyone who would love an adoring companion. He is quiet, housebroken (and maybe broken-hearted from his ordeal). Right now he just wants somebody to love. Would that be you? If so, call me/him 766-4338
  12. Airport hotel

    Is this hotel open during airport construction? Have they changed their name? I can't find a listing. I thought it was run by Hilton, but apparently not.
  13. Parking

    Does anyone know which department in Chapala is responsible for no-parking signs?
  14. Parking Signs

    Does anyone know which Chapala Municipal Department handles No Parking signs...and where the Department is located? I would think it's in the Municipal Building, but am not sure. Thanks for your help!
  15. Everyone who has lived some while at Lakeside, has heard both praise for, and judgments against, every medical specialist who practices here…and Veterinarians are no exception to these evaluations. Clearly, that sort of exchange is a two-sided coin, because both can communicate valuable information. But it seems to me that all too often our ‘sidewalk journalism’ leans too far towards the ain’t it awful? and seems to create roots as hardy and destructive as weeds in the garden! So today this note is of the ‘good news only’ variety. I come to praise the ER practices of Dr. Ladron’s Animal Hospital in Riberas…and here is Why: My little guy – a Scottish Terrier— has a liver condition. On Monday, that condition was exacerbated by our infamous ‘serial dog killer’ and his poisons. Scotties life was in grave danger. Within 30 minutes of contact with the poison (who amongst us knew that sniffing is as dangerous as injestion of poison?), Scottie was vomiting violently, racing in crazy circles, and screaming. I rushed him to the Ladron Clinic in Riberas. White as a ghost, I raced into the clinic crying ‘he’s been poisoned!’ Immediately the entire medical team sprang into action! Scottie was whisked into the OR, immediately sedated into a 24 hour coma, and treatment began – IV’s, stomach pumping, medications to draw the poison out of his system…etc, etc, etc. In less than four minutes of my rushing in the door, all of this took place! And the entire time, Hector Ladron explained every step they were taking and why it was necessary. That night, one of the vets even took Scottie home to be monitored throughout the night and make sure more seizures occurred. The next day a radiologist from Guadalajra was brought in to do an ultrasound. Blood work had shown that Scottie had suffered liver, heart and kidney damage, and Dr. Ladron felt it important to evaluate the extent of those. Clearly I was consulted about this, and was in total agreement with those steps. Thankfully, today Scottie is back home. By no means is he out-of-the-woods, but he is eating, drinking, and doing all the other vital stuff necessary for regaining his health. I want everyone to know that all of this is due to the swift reactions of the Ladron Animal Hospital team. The depth and breadth of my praise of their expertise, concern and professionalism is absolutely beyond measure! And believe me--my hope that we immediately catch and prosecute the insane person who is poisoning our pets, is every bit as arduous! Thanks for listening…and caring so much!
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