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  1. this evening I rescued the sweetest street dog ever known to man...or woman. i know...all us rescuers say that. but this time it's for real... cross my heart, hope to die...truer than true. he's neutered, so someone started him out right...deceiving him that he'd be a forever pet. only they lied, and tied him up...making him walk within dismal circles outside all day... in all weather. so naturally, today he's a meek mannered, three-ish year-old with head-to-toe mange; and feet so swollen you'd think he'd been digging the Erie Canal. the way I figure it, when his feet started swelling, is about the time he'd decided he'd had enough, and chewed through the rope to freedom...whatever that might mean. you've all seen guys like him around Lakeside...a mangy dog with a too-heavy leather strap of a collar.....with a chewed end of rope hanging off it. the escapee from a hellish 4x4 concentration post in some creeps's outback. there outta be a law..... "born free...die free!" this little guy must'v thought, and finally chewed his way out. he probably figgered' that wherever being free might mean, it just HAD to be better'n where he was. but i wonder if it was at the first street...or the tenth one that he crossed...where his timing was just slightly off, and some hit-and-run terrorist out for a little target practice behind the wheel, aimed for, and hit him....and banged him up and fractured his leg. he's been limping on that hurting and damaged leg for probably 2-3 days. until he spotted me on my walk with scottie. thankfully he followed me all the way to memo's...and laid there on the curb, quietly waiting his turn to be seen and his pain taken away. and Blessed be Memo...who has agreed to board him for me, patch him up, and start the healing. I will foot the bill....but where does this sweet guy go from there? those of you who know me, know why I can't keep him, but if you happen to know of a place with a heart...let me know too. honest folks...this is the sweetest guy you've never known. he'd be like the most wonderful surprise under the xmas tree for someone who has a kind heart, a warm floor...and maybe a strip of bacon now and then. oh-- what does he look like? I'll post a pic in the next few days when he's fixed up a bit. but for now, he's a small dalmation/boxer mix...white with light brown freckles....about 40 lbs. i will see that all his healthcare needs are met. i lay the rest in your helpful hands. in keeping with the season, lets call him Nick....'Nicky' has a nice warm "...and he lived happily ever after" feel to it, doesn't it? i hope you think so too! Nick deserves a new beginning. Merry Christmas Carrol--766-4338.
  2. Need to buy one immediately. Do you have one to sell? Please call 766-4338
  3. Does anyone know where to go, or who to call if you need floor tiles re-finished? I actually need old tiles striped of old wax, re=sealed with a sealant, and polished....much like they do with terraza floors in Florida. I am definitely not talking about just having them waxed and polished. Thanks.
  4. The vista del lago food & crafts fair is next week on the 19th. I believe it opens at noon
  5. I'm looking for a push-type lawn mower. Anybody know where I can get a reasonable 2nd hand one? 766-0256
  6. Anyone know the dates of the fair at the Golf Clubhouse in Vista del Lago?
  7. Yes, Lluvia was found. A woman was trying to sell her in the Ajijic plaza.
  8. 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
  9. 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)
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. This female is at my front door. She's obviously lost. If you know her owner, please call and have them call me.
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. 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!
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