Former President, Guillermo Endera, recently died at the age of 73 from a heart attack. The ACS issued a notice that its offices would be closed today in remembrance and in his honor.
Rather than write anything about President Endera, I will direct you to a post by my Panamanian friend Omar in his blog Lingua Franca.
Every morning Koki and I take a little walk around the neighborhood. She looks forward to this outing.
Here we are getting ready to go. I am probably known as the gringo with the dog on the leash. Dogs on a leash are not that common around here.
Most dogs run loose. If they normally run loose, then they are probably friendly. Many mornings we meet Geronimo and Koki is always looking for him. Koki is a very social dog. The dogs I don’t like to see running loose are those that are normally used to guard a yard because they can be aggressive. Koki doesn’t know the difference and thinks all dogs are wanting to be her friend. I usually carry a couple of stones in case we run into a dog that is not going to be friendly.
Koki checks out every blade of grass and every pebble on the street. If she sees a bird on the ground, she will crouch and stalk it like a cat. I wonder what she would do if she got close to one. Continue reading Lets Go For A Walk
Yesterday, Koki got her bath. Following her bath, she immediately runs to her bed and turns over and over until she has toweled herself dry. She has always been toweled before she does it herself, but I guess humans don’t do it right.
Her toys were in the bed before she threw them out to dry off. The two dark objects, in the lower right, are door stops. Koki continues to remove all the door stops and carry them to her bed.
When we got Koki, she was less than three pounds. She is now 12 pounds and I think pretty much at the weight she will stay at. She is very smart dog, but not the easiest to house train that I have seen. She still has a mind of her own spends time in her crate if she isn’t good.
She loves to play fetch. She will bring one of her toys and place it on my lap for me to throw. She will retrieve it until my arm is tired of throwing.
She is a great companion and loves her morning walk. We go out every morning between 6 and 6:30. Thanks to her, I am getting a little more exercise.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
This month’s Gringos of David outing will be in La Barranca this coming Thursday.
HERE is a post on my first visit there, which will tell you how to get there.
You might also like to see a following post which included some Panamanian dancers from BONLAC.
If you sign up at Novey for a points account and give them an email address, they will send you an email every week with the specials. These were the specials I learned of today and I went and bought some towels.
If you talk to Jose, the store manager, he will usually give you a discount on items that may not be on special. Tell him that Chiriquí Chatter sent you.
The circus is in David. I saw them having a parade the other day, but didn’t have my camera. Shame on me.
Yesterday, I did stop by the Chiriquí Mall to take a couple photos.
This appears to be a small ride. Continue reading Circo de Rinato
I was up at the Frontera yesterday and bought some tortillas that I can’t get in David. While I was there, I noticed that they have a flavor of the Dos Pinos Ice Cream that I haven’t found in David.
If you find it in David, let me know. It is Crema Irlandesa. This is my second post. I may have to take an ice chest to the Frontera. 🙂
We were out at a friend’s farm yesterday and one of the workers had brought up a local frog for us to see. This is just one of many strange frogs in Panama and several of them are poisonous. I would not recommend kissing a frog in Panama hoping to find your prince.