This morning we headed off to the vet. We intended to get the Chairman spayed and Stormy to have her annual checkup and vaccinations. We packed the Chairman in a box to transport her, which, of course, she fought and cried during the entire trip. Once at the vet´s office, we had to wait while the doctore worked on another dalmation pup. He was four months old and was really sick.
We got Chairman up on the table and explained what we wanted done. We were informed that she is already pregnant. She is only 5 months old! What a surprise! Neither one of us had any clue she had been capable of such an act; and never saw another cat around. What a slut! A sneaky one at that!
Stormy got some anti-parasite medication and declared in great health.
One of Perico´s calves died today. Not really a great surprise, but still disappointing given the effort and money we put into getting him healthy enough to survive.
Sr. Garivito is arriving. He delivers water to us from Talara. The water is potable and we use it for the house as well as the pool. The water is intended for use in the village of El Ñuro, and has government backing. If the village has enough water, then we can buy additional water. This has been a bit of a touchy issue as water is a very precious commodity here. We have been very careful to support the village´s water needs, while tending to our own. There is another truck which will deliver potable water to us; it is a smaller truck, but more expensive. We find that community relations are really important to nurture.