My little Walter

My little Walter
Walter, Pedrito and Dulcinea

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Unwelcome Critter

Two days ago as I was running around trying to remove debris before the storm hit, I saw this grayish skinny thin about a foot long wiggling around trying to eat some bird poop on the cement.  I stopped and looked at it from afar.  Apparently, he or she saw me too and wiggled away.

There were some things I needed to remove but there was no way I was going near the area.  It was probably a garden snake but it freaked me out just the same. I hate snakes of any kind and I know it is a phobia I have to overcome or I will never be able to move to Terlingua :-(

The chicken and her chicks no longer visit us. I do not know if our neighbor has moved them to the new lot he bought or if he has sold them to his Mexican partners in Ciudad Acuna.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Birds, Chicken, chicks and cats

I have to admit that I  miss the dogs more than I thought I would.  However, life goes on and other critters have noticed that dogs no longer roam around here.  Since bread and flour tortillas are not permitted in my daily diet and I no longer have Pedrito and Tammie to feed it to, I decided rather than throwing them away I would feed it to the birds.

What I did not count on was that it would be eaten by a black and orange cat who has been leaving his footprints all over my car.  We also have one of the neighbor's chickens and her little chicks free ranging on mom's property.  They have been here almost a month and her chicks are getting big.  I have no idea what poultry eat but they ate what the cat did not.

With the weeds being so tall you can barely
make out the white and black chicks

Last week two other cats came around, a fat tabby one and a skinny light orange one. The fat one did not stay long because the birds ganged up on him and started pecking him, so he quickly took off to another lot.

Guess there are other critters wanting to make Mom's house their home.

Monday, May 29, 2017


I have no idea what is happening with the dogs.  First Pedrito never came back. Last week Oscar did not return.  Three days ago only Tammie showed up to eat dinner and even though she was limping she left after eating. Thought it was odd that she was by herself as Oscar always accompanies her. That is the last I saw of her. Now I am dogless.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Where is Pedrito?

The last time I saw Pedrito was after he finished eating dinner on Friday, May 5th. He left by himself and I have not seen him since. While he has left in the past, the most he stays gone is two to three days.

Monday, May 8th we were on our way to a doctor's appointment and took the back way out of the subdivision. The back way is a shortcut to the north part of the city where most of the commercial establishments, fast food, and restaurants are located. The road is narrow and in some spots, there is no shoulder to speak of.  I thought I saw a dog that resembled Pedrito but I had several cars in back of me and no place to pull over.  Anyhow that dog was heading back to our neighborhood.

Even if it had been him there is no way my mother was going to let me put him in the car, not that he would be willing to get in any way.  I could not leave him inside the car as we went in for her appointment, he would jump out if I left the window open and I would have to do that.

Returned home the same way just in case but did not see him. I had filled his water container to the brim so I could see if someone had drunk out of it but it was intact. Rode all over the neighborhood with lowered windows calling out his name.  He is the only one of the three that actually responds to the name I gave him.

Tuesday we had to go to San Antonio but I left food and water out just in case.  Neither he, Tammie or Oscar came around.

Wednesday I even went to the City of Del Rio Dog Pound but they told me that they do not pick up dogs from the county, something I already knew.  The lady worker told me that viewing hours were 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

I did not have a picture of him but remembered the blog, the only thing is that header pictures do not show up on cell phones.  I described him to her but she said the dogs they had did not match my description.

I walked around the places where I still could on mother's property but I did not smell any foul odors to indicate he had perished.  I am at a loss for what could have happened to him.  All I can hope is that he is safe and in a loving home.