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Shrinking Violets

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By Joan DiPiero Most of our cat adopters decide on “The One” pretty quickly, usually choosing an outgoing cat who speaks “take me, take me” by either jumping on a lap, rubbing against a leg, showing a tummy for petting, or other dramatic moves designed to please. While we are thrilled by these adoptions, we [...]

Providing For Your Pets

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By Megan Gabel Let’s face it. We’re not getting any younger and probably not healthier as we age. We usually think we will outlive our pets, but what if we become ill or incapacitated or die first? Kittens like Dodi can live for 20 years. A dog’s average life expectancy is 10–14 years, but varies [...]

Duets

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By Joan DiPiero We’ve all heard the so-called conventional wisdom that cats are standoffish, aloof and independent. But cats, just like people, run the gamut of personalities, and at the SPA, we find most of our cats affectionate, with some absolute lap hounds and others demanding their share of petting. As far as interaction with [...]

Holiday Leftovers

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By Joan DiPiero Now that 2016 has come to a close, I am grateful thinking about all 100-plus lucky SPA cats who found homes this past year. I can’t help but reflect on those left behind. Would you be surprised to know that at least two-thirds of our adoptions are our smallest kittens? Sure, they [...]

Welcome 2017 with an SPA Pet of the Month

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By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero Balki and Zorro are our featured cats for January. Balki is a handsome, dignified black cat about one and one half years old, who graces us with his lap-sitting when he feels we’re worthy. Zorro, a long-haired black and white fuzz ball, believes we are worthy at all times [...]

Lola

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By Harry Burrus Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets. Well . . . yes and no. Like her namesake Lola Montez, the Irish-born Spanish dancer who got what she aimed for, three-year-old Lola is dazzling on her feet, truly acrobatic, possessing magnificent agility maneuvers. My philosophy professor brother-in-law is big on meditation. He recently sent me [...]

Save Cats and Dogs—Double Your Donation!

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By Megan Gabel Without our supporters, the Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende would not exist. You have enabled us to provide shelter and care for the animals living at the SPA while they wait to be adopted and for those who take their place when a vacancy occurs. We house an [...]

Pets Will Improve Your Life!

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From the SPA By Megan Gabel Suppose you could take a pill that would reduce your level of stress, lower your blood pressure, make you feel good and less anxious, boost your immunity, lengthen your life span, get you into good physical shape, get you dates (okay, maybe not a big concern here), all with [...]

Awesome Twosome at the SPA

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From the SPA By Mike Svob During the several years that I’ve volunteered at the SPA on my biannual visits to San Miguel, I’ve walked every imaginable kind of dog—large and small, super-energetic and placid—but have had a special relationship with two, both of whom fit into the big-and-strong category. Miny and I go back [...]

September Pets of the Month

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From the SPA By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero Our September cats, Nina and Quixote, vary in color and gender, but both score similarly off the charts on “snuggability” ratings. Nina was found wandering through a neighborhood, meowing and following residents, hopeful that someone would take her home. Now that she’s here, she’s still pursuing [...]

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