Prior to moving to Mexico we did a lot of dreaming about all the animals we wanted to get when we got here. Zam and Hizee decided that they should each have their own dog but that Ziko shouldn't have a dog because three dogs was too much. So they convinced Ziko that he should have a cat when we get to Mexico. Ziko thought this was a fine idea, and since his favourite colour is orange, he decided that he would get an "orange cat" when he got to Mexico. Well, this past week Ziko's dream was realized when Hizee's friend Maria brought a skinny little kitten with splotches of orange fur to our door and asked if we wanted it. Ziko was thrilled! When we asked him what he wanted to name his cat he responded without hesitation "Orange Cat." We are all enjoying Orange Cat. She is very affectionate and is starting to thrive after a rather rocky start to her life (she was basically a walking skeleton and we weren't sure if she was going to pull through -- but she's putting on weight now and doing great).
Here Ziko is with Orange Cat right after he got her, together with Zam and Kiara and Meredith (two of our fellow MCCers who live in Olinala). The kids are crazy about Kiara and Meredith and on this evening had a blast playing Old Maid together with them. Kiara and Meredith are the ones who painted our entire house before we came.(A beyond kind act given the amount of wall space in this place!) We feel so blessed to be part of such a great team here in Mexico!