Sprinter Pack Update:
It’s been a really tough few days. As many of you know, last Friday Mongo was poisoned by someone. Since then we’ve learned of at least one other dog who died within the last couple weeks from poison. We’ve put out a 100 sole reward for any information leading to the identity of the coward who is doing this. I think we’re closing in on the person. We have several leads.
As for Mongo, he is not doing well. He is pretty much paralyzed. He can’t walk, stand, eat or drink on his own–and he pees himself. We’ve spent a lot of time at the vets, and we’ve even had a vet come here to the house. Although he is in bad shape, all the vets seem to agree that he has a good chance of recovering. So we are doing everything we can to nurse him back to health. Thanks for all the great advice offered in the last post. It was very helpful.
I’m not sure how it is all going to play out, but one thing is for sure. Mongo is one tough dog. I have no doubt this would have killed most dogs. Mongo, the street dog from Peru, the King of Huanchaco is a fighter.
Aside from that, we’ve been busy prepping for our upcoming trip to the USA. In case you missed it, we’re flying home because I need surgery. click here for details.
We bought tickets and we’ll be in LA for 3 weeks. We arrive April 22nd and my first operation happens the following day. My goal is to have both ears done while we are there.
We’ve got lots of prep work to do before departure, specifically with getting the van ready to travel. We plan to drive 10 hours to Lima instead of taking a 1 hour hopper flight. That way when we come back we can continue south. We’re planning on doing a 4-6 week road trip through southern peru and into Bolivia upon our return.
After that we’re going to circle up back to Huanchaco to catch the swell season at Chicama, the longest wave in the world. That’s the quick update from South of the border.
PS. – Julio and Lauren finished the masterpiece painting, which is now hanging in the living room. So badass!