As part of my “The Real Mexico” Video Series (note that I just made that up this very minute), I’ve decided to show you something that you might never have seen before. While it’s not exclusive to Mexico, it seems to happen to me a lot around here. Let me segway for a minute.
In case you’re not aware, since 2005, Ed and I have been involved with the local Humane Society*. We’ve helped care for, rescue, sterilize and euthanize 100’s of animals. There’s still a lot more work to do.
One of the main problems is feeding the animals. Every morning when I open my door, I am greeted by at least 2-3 familiar faces. Throughout the day, a few more. While I’m probably not the only one that feeds these “street dogs”, that’s an awful lot of dog food. And, dog food is not cheap nor is it nutritious.
Friends of ours own a pig slaughter company. They sell every.single.part of the pig except the lungs and leg bones. Well, they could sell the leg bones for soup like other places do but they don’t, they give them to me. For my street dogs. A few times a week, I walk over to their place with my empty bucket and return with it overflowing. Usually gifting a few along the way.
I never know when my dogs will or won’t show up. Some just disappear forever. Sometimes I don’t have enough bones. When that happens, I give them some of Reina and Phoenix’s food and hope that the little sustenance will quell their rumbling bellies. I try to remember that we need to take it “one animal at a time” but even so, my heart aches.
And other times. Well, other times I have too many bones and this happens.
Ever Seen a Bucket Full of Maggots Before?
* I use the term humane society to imply action and not because we are affiliated with the actual Humane Society.