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And where would you have us live?
rescuers welcomed, but like, not in my neighborhood
A crisp 80 degrees this morning but it's enough for us to feel kicky and roll the 6 blocks down to the shore. Dusty and Pedro are like a couple of old men fishing and swimming and running too fast and pulling a hammy. Limp the rest of the day and nap but oh, so worth it.
I had several lines out for housing and netted nothing. I've looked at vacant houses, houses that are "nearly" finished (just need a roof, water lines run, a bathroom built, windows put in, front door. The usual.) I'm welcomed to buy at $15,000usd and if I'm lucky I can marry the single dad next door with a garbage dump and 500 chickens in the back yard.
This was the offering from the girl at the meat counter who heard I was looking...and so her neighbor presented this. The neighbor was also the lady who wanted to buy NexGard tick cookies from me and I said I had 2 extra at 350pesos. She asked if she could have it for free.
Her other house where the other car is located (two steps ahead of me at this point, as I have neither) was where the husband sat in a recliner upstairs and watched television. Where would you live I ask...oh I'd go to the little house, if you buy this one I can finish that. I'm not looking to buy. I BARELY want to live here for 10 more minutes. But in case the landlord moves in a truck load of oil drillers next door, I'd like to have a plan. My goal is to be elsewhere by November.
Yesterday was Mexican Independence Day and the music and parties just stopped at 7am in time for church bells. That pretty much is Mexico, in a nutshell.
Niles and Frasier are confirmed for their delivery to Hermosillo on Wednesday and move to Tucson on Saturday. I've been working with the Adoption Coordinator there and redoing all her website and marketing materials and socials. She has another full time job as well, she keeps me BUSY and does amazing work. Did an amputation on a dog with Osteomyelitis Saturday that she's never met. Dolly, the wonder pup. Lost one in Agua Prieta who likely had Distemper, moved a Pittie who delivered 10 pups during Hurricane Hilary in Tijuana to Tucson and fought that snotty Oregon "rescuer" who dumped a bunch of dogs at their Mexican shelter and never paid the $700 vet bill. I was the grounded one in that discourse, ironically. But the lady paid up.
The posers and the fakers in the Dog Rescue non profit sector is eye opening. Holy balls! There's a TON of scammers out there. Even more in Mexico. That Oregon lady and her "street dog rescue" is selling, er, "getting donations" of $600 per puppy that she scoops up out of Mexico. But lately she's been going to the Bahamas because, hey, it's bikini season.
I've been turned down for nice houses in nice areas that I was even going to try despite being overpriced because I have dogs. IN MEXICO. And I don't even tell them HOW MANY! I've put all Boomers and Gringo RE Investors on blast for wanting no icky strays on the streets in their Pueblo Magicos to sully their Snowbird tourism while simultaneously NOT ALLOWING anyone to have a pet or put a rescue in a neighborhood. No one wants to take in strays or support a rescue but they want dogs magically to not be visibly starving on the streets in their “fancy cultural center”. I’m talking to you San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato City ex pats. The govt does not provide here and the shelters in the US are all full to the rim too. I'm not sure where the rescue volunteers and people like me are supposed to live? On the outskirts of town in some backwater and live at the scrap yard with the pooches apparently. And unpaid. Even Santa Fe, NM built a ‘hospitality ghetto’ for service folks because the wealthy second home residents couldn’t find housekeepers or cooks for restaurants. yea, ya think? Pretty hard to meet that $850,000 nut on a barista salary.
Also if you are buying commercial real estate and not renting it out to small business start ups there will be a San Francisco sized collapse in your future.
I don't want to live next door to 50 dogs either but if every household could take 2 then sanctuaries could have 15 or so? I don't have answers but I know it's not letting back yard breeders and assholes who toss females out in the streets get away with it while the rescuers do all the work and live like trolls and get all the harassment. There’s nothing you can’t fix in a house, and that’s what deposits are for. And if you’re charging non refundable $300 pet fees PER PET you’re going to hell. All of the worst damages in my rental homes have been from PET FREE couples in their 20s and people with KIDS so don’t even.
So we start with 2 less this week as Frasier and Niles move on to Rescue Me Tucson via Paws Without Borders after a KARGO transfer from here to Vidas Con Causa in Hermosillo then to Nogales to cross the border. It's a baton rally and a lot of money. Fingers crossed all goes well and they get wonderful new families rapidly. The foster is a nice place and I hope they can adapt. I've been preparing them for a new way of life. Niles gets it, Frasier is like, oh no I'll run right back here! And I said it's 500 miles so, no, you cannot.
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