Last night I attended a benefit concert for the local Society for the Protection of Animals. Spaying and neutering pets is not the norm in Mexico as a result dogs and cats multiply and end up with out homes to live on the streets. Out in the countryside dogs from feral packs and cause much damage to natural wild life and domesticated animals. .So this humane society takes in street dogs, spays or neuters them, sees to their health needs, bathes them, socializes them with the help of many volunteers, and makes them ready for adoption both locally and internationally. Unfortunately not al are adopted and some have to be returned to the street, but at least they aren’t reproducing. And since they have become socialized some find homes on their own.
Anyway, back to culture!
The concert featured Los Hermanos Morales as the warm up group. Two brothers with excellent guitar skills and voices that harmonize magnificently. Then the lovely Nora Murillo came on stage and captivated us with her first note, which I swear she held for a full minute or more. A real natural talent who sang with so much emotion and passion. Her songs were all in spanish and while the some words could be picked out mostly it was the emotion of the songs was felt. Nora is a beautiful young woman with a real gift she shared with a packed house.
Now for celebration
The Sail Fest volunteers, all 75 of us, were invited to Las
Palmas on Playa Blanca to celebrate our hard work and learn that as a group we way out did the earnings of last year. Folks brought appetizers and drinks, a lovely Mexican buffet was served and a good time was had by all. About 5 pm the folks from
the Turtle Rescue Sanctuary brought out a pan of turtles for us to release and cheer on to their return to the sea. In 15 or 20 years with luck a few will return to that very spot to lay their eggs.
Friday the Senor and I spent a lovely day at Playa las Gatas.
Nothing like a day on the beach just reading, watching the kids play in the water and dig in the sand.
Good food, plenty of warm sunshine, it doesn’t get much better. Signing off KO