Saturday 11 April 2009
Isla Mujeres Shelter It seems only fitting that I start out the Isla Mjujeres story with the real reason for going there in the first place. I was in search of some 'puppylove' and I needed a jumpstart to get moving out of the quicksand that I seemed mired in. When I first learned about Isla Mujeres and all that it had to offer (sun, surf, food etc.) of course it sounded good, but what really got to my heart was the island shelter run by a woman named Alison. She runs a haven (a heaven?), for Isla dogs, and sometimes cats. She does it out of her love and with lots of help from volunteers. http://www.islaanimals.org So I knew I had to go and meet her. I also wanted to open my heart up again because well, because, I had done it once before for a Mexican puppy and it had changed my life. I was at my lowest point in my spiral downwards (boo,hoo). I can see that now. Isla Mujeres was a place I had never been to before and neither had Cowgirl. She had traveled with us almost everywhere so I had to go somewhere where I wouldn't be reminded of her whenever I turned around. Isla fit the bill. I was fully prepared to go on my own but as a whim, I emailed a friend and asked if she wanted to take a trip with me. Fully expecting a "no"...I got a "yes". Yippee, yah,ky, yah! So we were off. This dear friend of mine, needless to say was totally on the same wavelength and there was never a doubt in my mind that amazing events were going to take place on mexican time, on an island, in another world. These pictures capture some of the big love that is on this small island at Alison's sanctuary.