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Dottie Atwater

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About Dottie Atwater

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    Dottie Atwater
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    Live and/or work in Chiriqui
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    In Chiriqui
  • Birth (home) country:
    I consider Panama my country.

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  1. 113th Spay/Neuter Clinic in Volcan

    Thanks from all of us, Marcelyn!
  2. A record day! 64 animals were spayed/neutered by Dr. Andres Tello, our wonderful veterinarian. Plus he also performed several other procedures, including an amputation that required 1-1/2 hours. http://spaypanama-chiriqui.org/113th.html We had a horrendous amputation that would have been totally unnecessary except for the inexcusably incompetent treatment by a Volcan vet 18 months ago. The dog has been in terrible pain all this time. We were appalled to see how the poor dog's rear leg and foot were badly misshapen, and his hip was even disjointed. The owner, who lives in Concepcion, apparently only recently discovered our clinics. She said the local "vet" had charged $600 and then told them the dog would be fine. And now of course, she had no money (zero) to pay for Dr. Tello's very complicated amputation. And he found pieces of plastic--and even an 8-inch length of a bicycle spoke-- that the "vet" had put inside the dog. Previously, Dr. Tello has performed amputations in 45 minutes. This one was so severe that the surgery took 1-1/2 hours. We didn't close the clinic door until 8:00 pm. To me, the treatment of this dog by the so-called "vet" was criminal! Contact me privately if you want more information. To see pictures of the dog before, during, and after the amputation, see the link on my web page. ---------------------- Follow-up on March 3rd--I wanted to make sure the dog was doing okay, didn't pull out his stitches, etc. So Betsy Barbeau called the owner to check. She is ECSTATIC! The dog is doing wonderfully, eating like a horse, is not in pain, and has no problem walking. Another success story! ----------------------- My sincere thanks to Betsy Barbeau. For quite some time while I've been "between employees," Betsy has graciously volunteered to schedule appointments and contact people to confirm. Fortunately, I bought a special "clinic phone" for appointments in Spanish. That way, anyone who has the phone will answer it to make appointments and use it to confirm appointments as well. ---------------------------- The March 18th clinic is completely full. We are already scheduling appointments for April 22nd. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who volunteers, donates, and brings their animals to be sterilized! Big hugs! Dottie
  3. PriceSmart's private labels

    Good. I do hope they stock both brands. Re the comments about the Members Select not including corn. Kirlkand doesn't include corn OR wheat. Anyway, I'll be willing to take a look at the ingredients and then probably try it. Three of my dogs are very finicky eaters.
  4. Hahahahaha! Some stores, yes. But employees at some have no idea what they stock or where. They trot you all over the store looking for it only to report that they don't have the item. I imagine everyone has experienced that.
  5. PriceSmart's private labels

    I had not considered that they might (will?) discontinue stocking Kirkland when they institute their own brand. Yes, PLEASE continue stocking Kirkland as well. They could very well discontinue one or some of the other brands that are absolute crap...Pedigree, Ascan, etc. El Bodegon in Volcan stocks the adult 40-lb. Kirkland brand. It is much more expensive than at Price Smart, but at least that's an option.
  6. PriceSmart's private labels

    Wow! Great to hear about the pet food that will be available in the future. Right now I buy only Kirkland, but I'll be interested in reading the ingredients of the new pet food when it is introduced.
  7. January 21, 2018 -- We had a great start for the new year. http://spaypanama-chiriqui.org/112th.html And by the end of the day, the February clinic was already full. We are now taking reservations for the March 18 clinic. Even though we had numerous no-shows and last-minute cancellations, Dr. Tello sterilized 43 dogs and cats, bringing our total thus far to 4,223. He also performed several other procedures, including removal of a HUGE mammary tumor from a dog. We have (and are) having a tremendous positive effect for our community. And we continue to reduce the births of puppies and kittens that would suffer terribly. I will never forget the scores of homeless, mange-covered, starving and dying dogs that roamed the streets before we began the clinics in March of 2006. My heartfelt thanks to Dr. Andres Tello, our dedicated team of volunteers, our donors (financially or otherwise), and to everyone who brings animals to be sterilized. Big hugs, Dottie
  8. Hiking group?

    Thank you, Bud!
  9. Hiking group?

    Is there a hiking group/club in Boquete? If so, would someone give me contact information of a member/leader/organizer? Thanks!
  10. The thread about property tax/DGI

    Thanks, Bud. I didn't even notice the "all content" option. That's a big help for future searches.
  11. Please point me to it. I did a search on "DGI" and "property tax." Nada. I also need some help with the site. I entered my RUC, then clicked "forgot my NIT." The site then asked for my email address but said it is different than what they have on file. I tried a couple of previous email addresses. Nada. Is there any way to change the email address they have on file? Thanks for any help!
  12. Does anyone know where to find blackstrap molasses here? Thanks!
  13. The Comarca

    The other part of my question was "what do they do there?"
  14. The Comarca

    I hear about indigenous "going to the Comarca." This is probably a silly question, but where and what is "the Comarca?" And what do the indigenous do there?