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Sponsoring an Animal Casita Is a Big Help to the SPA Shelter’s Residents

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By Megan Gabel Casita is a fancy name we use for an animal’s residence at the SPA. As the only no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in San Miguel de Allende, the SPA houses around 100 animals. Providing for our resident cats and dogs as they wait to be adopted is a costly undertaking. Sponsoring [...]

Juvenal and the Simple Life

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By Tim Hazell Poet and playwright Juvenal (AD 60–131) was a master of satire, using his craft to deliver scathing attacks on vice and corruption in ancient Rome. His teeming metropolis had an estimated population of one million. A third of the urban space was taken up by the estates of wealthy citizens, each with [...]

Casa Hogar’s Heart to Heart Program Looking for Foster Homes for Trainee Dogs

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By Marie Abercrombie Hi there! It’s me, Jake, the dog that won the lottery! Can you even imagine living on a cold, damp street one day and then on the next ending up at a school full of boys to play with every day? I live in heaven on earth at Casa Hogar. Leonel walks [...]

SPA Pets of the Month: April 2019

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By Megan Gabel and Jayn Corral A large, pretty girl, Dipper is a very strong, active, inquisitive, playful, and energetic blonde beauty of a canine. She enjoys going for a walk and loves to explore her surroundings. She is eager for attention and love and is happy to give the same in return. Medium-to-large Cocoa [...]

SPA Pets of the Month: April 2019

Cocoa

By Megan Gabel and Jayn Corral A large, pretty girl, Dipper is a very strong, active, inquisitive, playful, and energetic blonde beauty of a canine. She enjoys going for a walk and loves to explore her surroundings. She is eager for attention and love and is happy to give the same in return. Medium-to-large Cocoa [...]

The Computer Corner

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By Charles Miller As far as I know, there are no big parades scheduled, and I have not seen or heard any fireworks…at least not any more than normal for México. Yet, for some people there is an important anniversary being celebrated now: this month, the World Wide Web turns thirty. I suppose the lack [...]

Who Can Resist a Puppy’s Kisses?

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By Megan Gabel Meet sisters Roxie and Stella and their friends Pixie and Fresa! All females, all about 3-1/2 months old, they are affectionate and, of course, adorable.  They play well and enthusiastically with each other and rush to climb on a visitor’s lap, vying for human attention when the opportunity arises. We welcome you [...]

Jake, Casa Hogar’s Trainee Dog, Gets His Own Interview

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By Marie Abercrombie, Henry Flores, and Jake Hey there.  It’s me, Jake, the funny rescue dog again. I’m coming to you from Casa Hogar with my pal and boy leader, Leonel. Life only gets better here. Leonel is supposed to keep me on a leash at all times, but I beg him with my big, [...]

Argentinian Tango and Cuban Habanera

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By Tim Hazell Little road that time erased, that one day saw us walk by together, I have come for the last time, I have come to tell you my woe. —Tango lyrics “Caminito” Argentinian tango lyrics are often profound, the result of collaborations. One such example is the style of the Boedo group of [...]

Annual Internet Site Rankings a Peek into Users’ Interests and Preferences

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By Charles Miller Measuring which websites are the most popular on the Internet gives some interesting insights into what people are doing online. There are several organizations that track the popularity of websites, and every year about this time, lists of the most popular sites appear in the news. The methodology used to determine which [...]

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