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The clock ticks ever closer to my escape to the beaches of the Dominican Republic. This year will mark the third meeting of The Los Gringos Refugee Club and the first reunion of the victorious forces from The Siege at Los Gringos, as not only will Ginger and The Earl be there but Rock and […]

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I Have A Tail... Who Knew?

Since spring appears to have finally arrived my weekend has been spent outdoors, therefore you get retreads today. Just to help your understanding, the cat I refer to in the following piece belongs to IT Genie and is not the current feline that has taken up residence in my home. Honey and I gave shelter […]

Dogs and Cats

We installed a cat door in the screen door to our deck. I watched the cat go through it the other day and all I can say is… “Damn that cat is fat!” It made me think of when she first arrived and I wrote the following.   June 2015 Her name is Cleo. The […]

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I promised you the story of Tequila Wendy in my last post but after a week I seem to be struggling with getting it down on paper. So rather than torture myself I thought I would move on for now and come back to it later or never… we’ll see.   I am back at […]

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Friday the 13th

Friday the thirteenth.  I don’t know about anyone else but I don’t care. Lousy days can appear on any day of the week or month. Tuesday the sixth, Saturday the twenty-third, it’s irrelevant.  Luck, good or bad, has nothing to do with the day of the week.   The fear of Friday the Thirteenth is […]

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Lazy Larry

Theresa May is to become Britain’s newest Prime Minister. I read in the New York Times that she is due to take up residence at 10 Downing Street immediately and that she will be greeted by Larry the cat. This made me laugh as I had written about Larry a few years ago, it was […]

Deadly Critters

It’s been raining here for the better part of two weeks which means two things, my over-fertilized wedding grass from last year has grown three inches and there are a billion mosquitoes lurking in it. They’re just waiting for me to mow the lawn. I can hear them buzzing out there, taunting me, “Yum, Yum, […]

Dodging Traffic

February 2014 “… or take a romantic walk along the beach.” This is a tag line that you can find on almost any site advertising a resort in the Caribbean. The truth is that yes you can walk along almost any beach at any resort in the Caribbean. Is it romantic? I guess that depends […]

Bug Bait

I think I have painted a decent picture of what Los Gringos, the people and environment, were for me in my previous re-posts. WHAT?!!! You haven’t read them!!! What’s the point of character development if the reader skips it!! Get your ass back at least a couple of articles so you know what I’m talking […]

Jake from State Farm

This is from our first visit to Los Gringos. Jake was a stray mongrel that was there only on this first trip. At dinner with Ginger and The Earl, the owners of the property on the Playa Magante (that’s right, new names to protect the innocent, how exciting), we named this stray Jake and took to […]

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