Like having Anne back. What a boon for us! She will be returning to Canada soon. We will sorely miss her until she and Gilles can return.
It's no small feat to check in an animal. It can be chaotic among dogs and cats that are strangers to one another. It's a little stressful for the animals and their owners. There is a form to fill out. We check gums for anemia and weigh each animal - and their owner. The owner has to hold their pet like a baby while standing on a scale. It can get a little wonky especially with heavy animals and light owners. It's not the best way but it's what we have to work with.
Imagine that and multiply by 8!
Our newest volunteer, Sandra, came with 8 dogs and cats from San Blas. I believe that surpasses Katherine's record! Most of the dogs were big - extra BIG - a total of 134 kilos of dogs and cats combined! She is awesome with animals and wowed us with her stamina and excellent care.
In total we had 4 female cats, 5 male dogs and 11 females.
Jorge surprised us with a very special lunch - handmade spinach ravioli and lasagna, salad vinaigrette and chocolate cake decorated in the colors of Mexico's Independence Day - Viva Mexico! It was lovely to have him join us as we relaxed over lunch in the lush and gorgeous tropical courtyard. Not only did Jorge make lunch but he made the garden that we operate from! Thank you for all, Jorge - man, are we lucky!
A lot of friends came by: Minerva's young niece came with Gabrielle and stayed for much of the day watching surgeries, cleaning cat ears and picking ticks off the dogs. Sandra's sister-in-law helped in dog recovery. Len and Margit came to have their kitten checked. Barb dropped by too.
So much tender care comes together for our clinics. When people work together well for something worthy everybody feels good. Each member of our team is dedicated and contributes something special. We accomplish a lot. We surprise ourselves!
Thanks to Nena and Kenny for staging our clinic so professionally from beginning to end.
Thank you Anne for helping to manage a little bit of everything - like always!
Thank you Minerva for cat care - please bring your niece back to see us!
Thanks to Jenny, Sandra and Amaranth for dog recovery.
Thank you Wally for kennel and muzzle repairs, garbage disposal, etc...
And hats off to Dr Beltran and Ana - well done, once again - what a team!
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