Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Trip to see the Veterinarian in México

One of Blanca's three kittens who happens to be her mini-me developed an eye infection.  I went online and was treating it accordingly but her eye was so swollen I decided to seek professional help.  Just like medical attention is cheaper so are veterinarian services in Mexico.

I am so glad I still have the Pet Taxi I bought for the last cat I owned back in 1992, it has more than paid for itself both with the cat and puppy strays (Tammie's brood).  I went back to Clinica Veterinaria Chavarria where I took Oscar and tried unsuccessfully to take Tammie to have the porcupine quills removed. Here is the link to that post if you care to read it  http://terlinguadreams.blogspot.com/search?q=porcupine+needles


As I mentioned on my last Mexico trip post the toll to cross into Mexico has gone up to $4.00 USD.


I was seen right away and I figured that I would spend in the neighborhood of $25.00 or $30.00 USD for antibiotic shots to bring down the infection but the vet said his eye was gone and he had to be operated to have it removed and prevent the infection from spreading throughout his system. So what could I do?  I left him to be operated that same day where he would have to be monitored for 24 hours before I could bring him home.

While I had her there I told the vet that I wanted to have her fixed. The kittens turned 11 weeks old last Saturday. He informed me that "she" was a "he" and in México, they do not fix cats or puppies until they are six months of age...bummer!

Went to pick him up yesterday afternoon and my goodness the place was jammed packed!  I would say the majority were American clients.  He and his staff are bilingual so nothing is lost in the translation.

Since he turned out to be a boy I changed his name to Paquito for his official paperwork. The vet showed me how to administer his medication and told me that he had to be kept indoors even if it was inside his Pet Taxi to prevent further complications. He ended banging up his nose against the door of the Pet Taxi wanting to get out.



The one I feel sorry for is Blanca she looked for him everywhere the day I took him and this morning I know she heard him crying as he was rather loud and probably wanted his momma.  He cried on and off last night but I was so tired, he really did not bother me.

Momma cat Blanca with Paquito her mini-me

Needless to say with an operation involved, medication and his kitty shots it ended costing me more than I originally budgeted for but at least my one-eyed cat will live a long and happy life.

My one-eyed Jack...Paquito :)

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Lost my cable connection and it is all my fault...

It is not like I did not have any warning or did not know that Spectrum was going 100% digital the fifth of June.  They mailed notices and left voice messages to that effect and still, I took no action.

When I signed up with Spectrum last August I made sure that I had a cable connection in the kitchen. You might ask yourself...why would you do that if you don't even cook?  I may not cook but I have to heat up the food I buy.  I also do laundry, pay bills, wash dishes, go online, listen to the news and watch my Spurs games from the same place.

The Spectrum people told me I could have a third connection without a cable box if I had a Smart TV, which sounded good to me as I have to pay $6.99 each for the two receivers I do have in my bedroom and the living room.

The living room connection is for my mother to watch the news and her favorite show Lawrence Welk. My bedroom has the free DVR where I am able to catch up on shows or games I am not able to watch otherwise.  This brings me to another point, why is it that I can not save the shows I have recorded on the DVR to a thumb drive or another location?  I asked them that question and they said it was not available at this time.  I could have sworn I read on one of the many blogs I follow that someone was able to do that with no problem, but with this darn CRS...I do not recall which blogger said this :-(

Anthony Bourdain 1956-2018



I would be remiss if I did not mention his passing.  Without a TV connection in the kitchen, I did not find out about his death by suicide until late in the afternoon when I read it online.

It hit me hard, it was as though a personal friend had passed. I admired his unique style of reporting, his shows were about food but if you paid attention it was really about the people in the many countries he visited.

He never shied away from his personal struggles during his twenties with addiction to both cocaine and heroin.  A lesser man would not have been able to overcome this.  I will miss him and his shows. To his family and friends, I hope loving memories ease their loss and bring them comfort and healing.