Thursday, March 8, 2012

still waiting

Here we are in March, and even with an extremely warm winter...no kittens yet. It's probably just as well. We have decided to adopt another dog. This one is from Mexico. I am the biggest sucker ever.

Pancito, when he was rescued from the streets of Mexico
Pancito is near the Cancun area, and was found on the street, all alone, with a distended belly, fleas, and unloved. A very kind woman rescued him, and working with another group in Mexico has gotten him neutered, and is having all his vaccines done, and found an escort to bring him to the USA. We don't know exactly when he will be arriving (around the end of March) or where we will need to go to pick him up, but we will be ready!

Pancito after a few weeks of the loving care of his rescuer
How did I find out about this dog in Mexico? Well, it's a long story! My friend Evi, her Mom and her son vacation in Mexico each summer. They happened to find an organization there called Coco's Cat Rescue. They open their doors daily for cat cuddling, so off went Evi and family to cuddle with some cats. While there, they were told this story...

Coco's got a call the day before, about 3 kittens they had at the pound. If they wanted them, come and get them or they would be euthanized the next day. So, Coco's went to get the 3 kittens. When they arrived, they saw that the 3 kittens were being nursed by a dog! They decided to take the dog and the kittens back to Coco's. Evi saw the dog, and the kittens, and she and her son fell in love. They decided then and there, when the kittens were weaned, and after the dog was spayed and had all her vaccinations, they would adopt her. They did, and that little sad street dog is now living the life! She even has her own facebook page! Her name? Esperanza. (Espi) Spanish for Hope.

Esperanza before, with her kittens, and after with her boy, Danny
So, Evi is always posting about Coco's and another rescue group in Mexico, the one that arranged for Espi's flight to the US. I see all the posts, and some of the animals have just been thrown away. It's very sad, but the after photos are amazing. They do great work, and have little resources. She posted a photo of Pancito (muffin) and said he was so cute, he would be adopted quickly. A few weeks later, I saw another post about how she couldn't believe he was still not adopted. That was it. I was hooked. So, by April we should have a new addition to our not so little family.

5 comments:

~*Connie*~ said...

it is so hard once the weather turns warmer to wait for kittens!!

congratulations on your new dog! he'll be here before you know it.

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a very touching story. We know you are waiting eagerly for your new pup and kittens!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aw, poor puppy, but what a happy ending! For both of those doggies, yours and your friends!
Not having kittens is a blessing in disguise.. no abandoned kittens is great, but not seeing pictures of sweet babies, boo. lol

Lita and the boys in Melbourne said...

Man, Pancito was just a baby, wasn't he? Bet your cats might be bigger than him and all. And waiting for kittens is good, means there are less to go around, right? sure it does. :)

Karen Jo said...

Pancito is a real cutie. I also can't believe he wasn't snatched up right away. I think it's awesome that Esperanza raised a litter of kittens. I know that you love caring for the kittens, but I am glad that you don't have any yet. It means fewer homeless kittens out there.