When Carlos was found under a car, starving and lame with most of his hair gone, we weren't sure he would even make it. But with a special diet over the last few weeks, medicated shampoos and supplements, he has bounced back! He loves to greet visitors, and doesn't jump up on them, just knocks them over with his big smile. By the way, we changed his name to Charlie. We had published an appeal to our friends to help with his medical care, and were thrilled when over $900 arrived in our PayPal account, plus more from locals. Strudel the poodle, needs medical help too, so this is great news!
A popular Día de Los Muertes icon is the Katrina, a skeleton dressed up in costume. There are Katrina dogs, too, and that's what Flaco (Spanish for skinny) looked like when he dragged himself to the door of Adrian, a musician who was just about to fly to Peru on vacation. ¡Caramba! What to do? Adrian was referred to us, and we took Flaco in. A rich, supplemented diet, worming and loving care has transformed him into this handsome fellow. Looks like we'll have to rename him, too, he's not so flaco anymore.