Hola from San Pancho!
It's been a wonderful 4 months South of the Border, with just about a month remaining before I venture back to NY. I've managed to stay quite busy with teaching and leading retreats, receiving my certification in Therapeutic Thai Massage, as well as taking care of my new rescue pup, Rosita. We met on a sunny, Sunday morning when she followed me on a beach walk. Fast forward a few weeks of longing to see her again, when her owners chose to give her up and I jumped at the chance to be with my friend again. My Grandmother always referred to my cat in New York City as my 'charge', always by my side looking after me. After she passed I was able to travel more and would foster pets here in Mexico. But they tell me now that I'm a failed foster parent since I fell madly, deeply in love with this gentle soul and adopted her. I feel much more grounded with her by my side and she's already been on several adventures with me; we've hiked the jungles and faced tejones together, she battled sea sickness to see mama whales teaching their babies how to jump in Punta de Mita, and she's made so many new friends at my retreats and around town. Soon, we'll head to back to Brooklyn where many new surprises await her. Thanks to San Pancho Animals and the woman who runs it, Karen Razza, an East-Coaster herself, who spends so much time and energy to make sure all the beings here in Mexico are well-taken care of. They spay and nueter hundreds of animals at their annual clinic and you see the difference it makes with barely any strays left in our town as well as neighboring pueblas. I hope you meet Rosita soon!