The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

- Robert Frost

the 1 less traveled by

A move to Nicaragua

The newest member in our family

Bala the Cat

Soon after we moved in we discovered that we had mice.  Not just one mouse, “who didn’t eat anything” according to our landlord, but at least three.  Being the pet lover I am, I used this opportunity to convince my husband that we needed a cat.  I was very persuasive and that day I posted on the San Juan del Sur Friends and Neighbors Facebook page that we were looking for a kitten or junior cat.  I was worried that a mature cat might not be a fan of Azalea and her 3 year old behavior.

A nice retired couple, Diana & Jeremy, from Canada commented that they had a sweet cat they couldn’t take back home with them. Bala (Bullet in Spanish) was a stray who wouldn’t take no for an answer and finally sick, emaciated, and hungry they started feeding Bala and letting him in the house during the day.  They were kind enough to take him to one of the local vets and you would never know it today how rough he once had it.

The family went to go see Bala that day.  Azalea instantly fell in love and even though he’s not a kitten he is very patient with her.  Diana & Jeremy moved with two of their own cats, who weren’t very excited about their new sibling. Now that they had decided to temporary move back to Canada before traveling the world as pet sitters, they couldn’t ask their family to care for a third cat.

We took Bala home and by night time he was acting like one of the family. He is a very loving and sweet boy.  We are happy to have this addition in our home…but we still have at least one mouse.


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