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
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…
It is midday in a crowed market place in downtown La Paz, Baja California Sur when I realize what started as a feeling of being “slightly off” this morning is quickly turning into a tsunami in my bowels. The smell of meat in the open air butcher shop is not helping my condition. I swat… Continue reading Never trust a fart and other travel tales
"To err is human, to forgive canine - unknown" After two weeks volunteering with the Maun Animal Welfare Society (MAWS), I feel my jaded heart melting thanks to the amazing dogs of Botswana. While they come in all sizes and various shades of brown, white, tan and brindle, the best way to picture these sweet… Continue reading For the love of dog