Feb 21, 2005, 2:24 AM
Post #5 of 24
Like Pete J., our house had high walls, and yet poisoned meat was thrown over to kill any animals living there. Just for the fun of it, we figured, as the dogs were small and quiet. Our neighbor on the right side, Norman Burton the movie actor (see IMDB for a list of his appearances) first lost a terrier puppy that ate some meat on his garage floor and died instantly. His housekeeper saw it happen but couldn't get there in time. So he adopted a puppy, walked it to the beach every day, loved it very much ..... and poisoned meat was thrown over his wall one day, and the puppy died.
We had a neighbor on our left side who adopted a dear little dog. It never barked, never ran in the road, never bothered anyone. Such a sweet little thing, and we all loved it. One Sunday afternoon, we heard the most awful screams .... someone had thrown poisoned meat over the wall, and the little one was dying a horrible death. The vet came immediately and did his best, but the agonizing screams lasted until sundown, when the puppy finally died.
Our neighbor adopted another puppy, but told us shortly afterward that the friendly Mexican neighbors had warned him that it would happen again, so he found a friend with a farm who would adopt the little one, so he now has no dog.
Ask Belva, she lost her adored pet because her neighbors put out poisoned meat for the "rats", not considering that peoples' dogs and cats, their beloved animals, might eat the stuff.
In my years in Ajijic, I have seen ONE cat, which belongs to the people across the street. It goes out to sun itself, and then is taken inside.
Our dear little dog escaped all the poisoned meat controversy, as did our Siamese, and they are back in Florida after our years in Mexico ........oh Thank God !!!!
Like Jean and her husband, who moved back to Canada, and so many others, we could not take the lack of animal care and caring in Mexico. People like Anita are wonderful, and then you have the ones who couldn't care less what happens to animals, and think it's rather fun to put out poisoned meat.
Again, thank God we're out of Mexico after all these years.