Have you ever considered retiring in Mexico? Have you wondered about daily living in a foreign country where you don't speak the language? What about hotels, hospitals, doctors, restaurants, banks, real estate and cultural activities? This is a diary of my daily life in Lake Chapala and other areas of Mexico. I don't speak Spanish. I am a single retired woman. I hope this blog will give you an idea of what to expect if you decide to make the move.
This morning I received an e mail from a friend saying she is moving out of here. I wonder how many other expats are going to make that same...
Friday, July 1, 2011
My Stand-By Dog
So this is going to be my new dog if Chico and I have to part. He will never pee on my floor, as Chico sometimes does. He doesn't need to be fed, like Chico does. He doesn't ever have to be bathed or taken to the vet, like Chico does. He never barks, and Chico barks like a maniac at times. He doesn't have fleas. Chico sometimes has fleas.
He will never die. I don't like to think that Chico will someday die but he will. I bought him at Anita's Animal Shelter stall on Wednesday. I didn't even have to walk him home. I carried him home at the bottom of my groceries. He didn't complain once while he was riding down below my tomatoes, a watermelon, a pineapple and greens. Unfortunately, this ride broke off his tail and nicked his ear and foot but he still didn't complain at all. I just glued his tail back on and put him on my desk, which he will never leave unless I move him. He watches me when I work in my computer. (Maybe I will name him Fat Chico II) He doesn't require ANYTHING of me. HE ALSO DOESN'T GIVE ANYTHING either..... Conclusion, Love is a two way street. You give love by taking care of a creature and then you receive an outpouring of love in return. Objects can NEVER do that.