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Dottie Atwater

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    Dottie Atwater
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    In Chiriqui
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    I consider Panama my country.

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  1. Thank you, Marcelyn! Happy Holidays to you and Bud!
  2. Our November clinic brought our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 5,236. Our next clinic will be on January 19, 2020. Read the details of the 134th clinic at http://spaypanama-chiriqui.org/134th.html. And see the photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/WxC4Qmj7FJtFFtPy6 Happy Holidays to all. And remember this important message: You are the center of your dog's universe. You are the sun, the moon and the stars to your canine companion. With their lifelong devotion to us, we often wonder how we can ever repay our dogs for their unconditional love. How? You can give them a good quality of life in return. Give them love, nourishing food, clean water, and shelter from the sun and rain. And do not tie them up on a short chain to live sad lives without exercise or play! Love them unconditionally the same as they love you! Hugs, Dottie
  3. At this 133rd clinic, Dr. Tello sterilized 27 dogs and 17 cats. This brings our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 5,192. See details at http://spaypanama-chiriqui.org/133rd.html Link to the photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/WN3Ei8FW95id1CYJA Every clinic is an "adventure." At this one, a dog that had already been anesthetized and was on the table to be prepped suddenly had EXPLOSIVE diarrhea. Thank God for our wonderful volunteers! They can handle anything and everything! Two of my dogs had major surgery. One had a severed tendon in her left rear leg. Dr. Tello used a new method, using the dog's own fascia for repair instead of inserting any foreign object. This surgery took about 1-1/2 hours. Another one of my dogs had a huge cyst in the elbow of her front leg. This was another lengthy surgery with lots of blood. We are so very grateful for Dr. Tello and his expertise! While Rodrigo and I were going to my house to get one of my dogs, we were near the Mercado. A speeding taxi was approaching from the other direction. A dog was crossing the road and was about even with the right front fender of the taxi. Instead of swerving a foot to the left, or even showing down, the driver hit the dog very hard. The dog ran off and we couldn't find it. Apparently there were no broken bones, but I'm sure there were internal injuries. People who commit cruel acts like this are creating some BAD KARMA for themselves. Our final clinic for this year will be on November 17th. It is almost full already. Whatsapp 6640-3171 for appointments. My heartfelt thanks to everyone who participates in this important work for the animals and the community. Love and hugs, Dottie
  4. So sorry! Because of a severe computer crash, I was unable to create the web pages for August and September. I am having o reinstall all my programs, and I experienced many lost and corrupted files...I am still struggling with those issues. I was using the outdated Microsoft Front Page to create my web pages. All of those files were corrupted, thus my template is gone. Now I'm trying to find a program to replace Front Page, and that is a challenge. I can't figure out how to use Weebly or Wix because I want to create my own template, not use one of theirs. I am exploring other programs to create web pages. Ideas please? Following is a brief synopsis of the August and September clinics. Sorry, I don't have a list of the volunteers for August, but they are pretty much the same as usual. I have the expenses and income for each clinic, which includes any donations, but I don't have the names of the donors...except for Al Jan, who donates $25 each month ------------------------------------------ August 22, 2017 - Clinic #131 in Volcan. Dr. Tello sterilized 24 dogs and 22 cats, a total of 46 animals. August brought our grand total to 5,098. Income was $905, expenses were $1,030, leaving an account balance of $2,332.28. September 20, 2019 – Clinic #132 in Volcan. Dr. Tello sterilized 25 dogs and 28 cats, a total of 50 animals. This brings our total to 5,148. Income was $955, expenses were $1,145, leaving an account balance of $2,142.28. At least I didn't lose the photos for this clinic. See the photos here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1Hrp8kdxemJcBQCD7 (Sorry, I did not include captions.) We had mostly the usual volunteers, plus a new volunteer, Alexandra Orocú. She did a great job! ------------------------------------------- The October 20th clinic is almost full already. Our final clinic for this year will be on November 17th. Make your reservations early! Many thanks to everyone! Dottie
  5. I solved my particular spam problem. I discovered that in addition to real spam, every time I received a legitimate message in my gmail account, a "non-deliverable" identical message appeared in my spam folder...."can't deliver to muffiemae@yahoo.com." I discovered that I could set up a filter to automatically delete anything that contained "muffiemae@yahoo.com." So far, so good. However, I do have another computer problem: After a massive computer crash and loss of many files, when I click to open some of the remaining files, I get this message. I've done search after search and can't figure out how to get rid of this message and actually open the file. Information anyone? Thanks. Dottie
  6. I get dozens in messages in my Spam folder every day because they were sent to a non-existent yahoo account. (I deleted that particular yahoo account long ago.) Can anyone advise me how to stop these? If I don't delete them every day, I end up with hundreds! I just deleted 84 of the spam messages. HELP PLEASE. Interestingly, I just noticed that I received and read a message from someone in my gmail account. That particular message was also copied into my Spam folder. Help! Thanks... Dottie
  7. Keith, some time back you posted that PriceSmart had the biodegradable bags and you even posted a picture. I have yet to find them in PriceSmart. On Thursday I asked a young employee about where they would be WHEN they got more. He said right where the other plastic bags are. Was that the location where you had found them? Dottie
  8. The area of the hongo is on a couple of inside walls. No doubt there is no moisture barrier (incompetent contractor!). But at this point, I was just wondering if there is any solution.
  9. So I guess the follow up question is how to eliminate the source of moisture from the lower part of some inside walls? That seems next to impossible.
  10. Does anyone know how to cure this once and for all? I've tried different methods, all to no avail. Any suggestions will be very much appreciated! Dottie
  11. At this 130th clinic, Dr. Tello sterilized 27 dogs and 15 cats. This brings our total of dogs and cats sterilized to 5,052. http://spaypanama-chiriqui.org/130th.html Also see the photo album from this clinic at https://photos.app.goo.gl/b1JUd8W316X5PtPi6 Highlights: I had seen another male dog at the (newer) Berard's, very friendly and loving. He apparently was still another dog that had been dumped in this area, that then became homeless. Before the clinic, I gave the dog food from the supply of kibble that I keep in my car. My employee was to find the dog and bring him to the July clinic to be neutered. But on clinic day, the dog was nowhere to be found. Then I talked with the people in Berard's. They said the dog usually didn't come around on Sundays; but later in the afternoon, someone from Berard's called us and said the dog was there! John Gould and I went to get him. I paid to neuter him, and one of our volunteers adopted the sweet dog. ------------------ A young woman brought her two beloved dogs to be spayed. The dogs still had lumps, which she said were from bot-flies (torselos). She had taken the dogs to the local "Dr. Death" (alleged veterinarian), who injected some unknown substance and charged the young woman $50. We found that the site on one of the dogs was infected; in the other dog, the worm was dead but still inside the dog...that can cause a terrible infection if left inside. Fortunately, the young woman came to us. With a cost of only $25 each for spaying, there was no extra charge to treat the infected site on the one dog and to remove the dead worm from the other dog. Our August clinic is already full. For appointments on September 22, call or whatsapp 6640-3171. Again, my heartfelt thanks to everyone who brings their animals to be sterilized, to our wonderful volunteers, to the people who contribute food and drinks...and of course to Andres Tello, our excellent veterinarian.
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