Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wednesday July 17, 2019 Adoptions


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Wednesday July 17, 2019
After chores we took Buddy in for a badly needed clipping.  The poor guy had a 2-inch fur coat and must really swelter in these 31C days.
The plan to return for a quick nap was waylaid by a pleading phone call from Adiela.  She had 2 puppies to pick up and take to a new adoptive home at La Union, about an hour away.  La Union is near the girls' home town, Roldanillo, which is famous for paragliders...  See  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNl0jauV74M
At least we didn't have to drive too darn far to pick up the dogs.  One of them was from that group from yesterday.  Poor Adiela is suffering from a bad pollen allergy and Cristina is fighting off a cold.  I am trying to stay away from any of the sneezes.
The small puppy threw up 3 times on the way from motion sickness, poor thing.  I had made sure that the girls were prepared for these eventualities or I threatened that Iwould no longer help.  They got the message.
I forget to bring the Canon as was my intention so the Lumix had to do.  It is pretty good in sunlight and has a great zoom so it is a great backup.
We managed to find the older couple in La Union.  He does tire repairs at the front of the house.  She seemed very nice and they seemed very pleased with both dogs.
Coming back I kept looking back towards Roldanillo and then I saw 2 hanggliders right above us so I pulled over.  They actually landed right across the highway from us.
We drove back to Tulua to drop off Adiela and the traffic going back was stalled about 2 miles for new asphalt being laid down.  There is only a very long drive via Campo Alegre to miss this highway and I would probably have gotten lost so we drove into LA14 for lunch at Subway.  That sandwich and a drink for $2.50 is still a draw for me.
Then we popped in to LA14 to look again for a new stove.  The one I was leaning to last time was no longer there,.. sold.  The next in line is gorgeous but pricey and I couldn't talk the guy into a further discount so we left.  The main way to get a discount there (or Exito) is to sign up for their credit card and use it.  Cristina refuses.
So we drove back home and the traffic was relatively clear along the construction area.  Then Cristina had a message that Buddy was ready at the vet's so we walked there, staying on the shady side of the street because that sun sure bakes a person in a hurry.   Buddy did not seem like a happy camper and was in a hurry to pee as soon as we got outside.  When we got home the dogs didn't recognize him and we almost had a riot.  Buddy's mood got even fouler.   He is still barely looking at us or moving about, poor guy.  Usually he is quite upbeat after a clip, but not this time.  There was a new girl doing the clipping and she must have been rough with him I figure...
I hope you enjoy the pictures.  That was the day’s excitement.
Al
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Adoptee #1 in La Union

Adoptee #2

Both will have loving new parents

Paraglider near Roldanillo #1  

Paraglider near Roldanillo #2

Paraglider near Roldanillo #3

Paragliders near Roldanillo #4

Paragliders landing near Roldanillo #5

Our dogs still can't recognize Buddy

Buddy doesn't like the unwanted attention

He want to get out by himself

Away from the crowd

He is not a happy camper



Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday July 16, 2019 Puppies


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Tuesday July 16, 2019
The routine doesn't change much early in the day, walk the dogs at 5:30am, do the chores and have a nap.  Today I napped almost 2 hours more before getting fully mobile.
The I got busy downloading the apps that I use on the PC onto the laptop so it is almost a clone.  I was a little more selective and didn't bother with programs that I never do use...   I also backed up my important files onto a memory stick. 
Then we got a call from David to meet him again for some "guy time" at La Herradura because that gives him an outing.  We agreed to meet at 2:30pm.  I was so engrossed in my computer work that I lost track of time and was 5 minutes late.  Irma slipped off to the casino to lose money today and Cristina did some mild shopping.  David likes to chat about old times, old jobs, successes, and just about anything.  He is very knowledgeable and has definite opinions on almost everything, so it is always interesting.
Tuesday at La Herradura makes my eyes light up because it is $1 hard taco day at one of the restaurants at the food court.  I ordered 6 tacos and got some hot sauce and guacamole on the side.  They have a ton of meat and cheese so it is quite a meal.  Irma doesn't like tacos so David had 1, Cristina 2, and me,... well I suffered through 3 of them.  They are good, but they still will never compare with the kit tacos Jill and Todd made for us many years ago.  I hungrily remember that I stuffed 12 down my gullet easily that day.  They were the absolute best!
Then we said our goodbyes and made our way to see Adiela with my old laptop.  I was setting up the IE and Chrome browsers for her as well, with bookmarks for GMail and Facebook when I discovered that I still had all my bookmarks in Chrome so I had to do some more cleanup.  Hopefully I have cleaned out almost every vestige of my being on that old HP and that it will serve her well.  I still left useful programs like Word and PhotoShop in case I ever need to help out.  Natalia will be able to show her Mom how to use it properly.  I even switched everything to Spanish for them.
Then Cristina asked me to go with them to the animal refuge nearby where Adiela often helps out.  7 cute puppies were in need of food and some TLC and I was to take photos to publish for adoption.  They are below...
I got home to a notice that my new Nikon is leaving Kentucky, customs papers completed, and is expected to be delivered by DHL on Friday.  Goody!
I hope you enjoy the pictures.  That was the day’s excitement.
Al
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