February 22, 2016
|Daisy on a nighttime|
2015 Olón holidays
I don't think she liked it much, but
was a good sport.
Photo courtesy of
A lot is going on now, but without a doubt, one issue that has preoccupied much of my time lately is Daisy’s health. She has been really sick. For the last several weeks, she has been extremely lethargic, refused to eat, and could hardly walk because of her incurable degenerative hip arthritis (though she still had some frisky afternoon hours on some days).
During her last “heat” cycle, she apparently did pick up a sexually transmitted condition, which local vet successfully treated with oral antibiotics and a couple of sessions involving a tube of medication inserted in her "miz" parts…
|Daisy with napkin hat.|
Santa Lucia festivities
Photo courtesy of Roger Thomte
There are a lot of parades and parties.
Circus food, fun and rides arrive.
|One of the local pre-Christmas parades|
|Local school children from various nearby|
towns treating us to parade band music.
|Ruta del Sol roadside effigies for sale.|
|The annual tradition of |
the boys playing "dress up"
|New/Old Year's "orphans"|
The week between Christmas
and New Year's, a tradition of
dressing up and begging for
candy or change..
Somewhat similar to Halloween.
|The bug/worm ride.|
'fer sure - do it.
These aren't always as tame as
they appear in this picture.
Especially at night when they are lit up.
Playa de James in Manglaralto is a chill place to hang out. Best described as a great local pub, always fun and interesting clientele, and James serves up some killer dinners.