Okay, let me start with a disclaimer. No spanking occurred during this volunteer project. Very serious stuff only folks, sorry to disappoint! Founded by the kind and humble Terry Shewchuck and named after his dog, Spanky, the project was started about 15 years ago and has recently become a non-profit charity, growing to involve a… Continue reading The Spanky Project
Following Chiverico we spent 3 days in Santiago de Cuba, a city we loved, and then made our way back to Holguin. In total we rode 675 km, not bad for two out of shape, middle aged veterinarians who are new to cycle touring! After days of cycling along the Caribbean Sea and Eastern coast… Continue reading Wind in my face, Chiggers biting my butt!
This morning we were up early to beat the heat and make our way out of Santiago de Cuba and cycle on towards Bayamo. We pushed our bikes up calle Jose Seco, a pedestrian only street and across the busy intersection towards Plaza de Marte. I noticed a young dog trotting ahead of us as… Continue reading The Little Street Dog that Could
Before visiting Cuba I had an idea in my mind of what it would be like. Surf, sun and the typical beach scene with all inclusive resorts dotting the shores. Not being a “beach girl” I was not that interested in the whole Cuba scene. Then about 5 years ago we picked Cuba for a… Continue reading Two wheels good: Cuba by bicycle
I hate New Years resolutions . After the overindulgence and general chaos leading up to, and during, the holiday season I can understand the desire to “wipe the slate clean” with a grand proclamation for a fresh new year. And, if I am honest, I too have fallen victim to the New Years resolution scam. … Continue reading Resolutions, Regrets… Get Real!
During our time in Botswana we have sterilized 413 dogs and cats, vaccinated 441 animals, preformed 3 limb amputations, several minor surgeries and one blood transfusion over a period of 25 working days. While these numbers look good on paper, and of course it feels good to do something rather than nothing (For the love… Continue reading It’s complicated…
Rob and I have just returned from an amazing week doing outreach clinics in the Shakawe region of Botswana. Shakawe is a village located in the northwest corner of Botswana close to Namibia and Angola. The panhandle or head waters of the Okavango delta is next door and the small community, 375 km from Maun,… Continue reading Will Spay for Food