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Operation Kitty Rescue

What was supposed to be a typical pool day at Mango Rosa actually turned out to be an extra special day.  Together with our friend Mandy, Gord and I recently rescued a kitten.

As we cleared our tab with the bartender he explained they had a couple of kittens on the property that needed homes. 

Gord and I are looking to adopt a dog and Mandy already has one dog, one cat and two parrots so unfortunately neither of us were in any position to take any of the kittens. Luckily we knew the perfect couple who were – our friends Brian and EJ.

A quick phone call and Mandy had the green light.  Operation Kitty Rescue was a go!

After three attempts we managed to get this little fur ball into a box and into our Hyundai Galloper.  

Kitty Rescue

We weren’t even out of the parking lot when our little Houdini had escaped again, but Mandy held on tight and stroked her chin. The kitten started to relax a bit and thankfully Mandy managed to come out with only a few minor scratches.

– Mandy the Kitty Whisperer

Fifteen minutes later we turned the corner into Barrio La Planta. Brian waved us down. 

– EJ was wide eyed with excitement as Mandy placed the tiny frightened ball of fur into her arms.


– Love at first sight!

– Brian, EJ and their new fur baby!

I can’t wait to find out what name Brian and EJ choose for their new family addition!

Mandy & Me

Leaving behind a large network of girlfriends and starting over in Nicaragua hasn’t been easy. Regardless of how much I enjoy spending time with my husband Gord, being with your significant other 24 hours a day isn’t healthy for any relationship. And although Gord tries, he just can’t seem to relate when I complain about having a bad hair day.

That being said, I’m so thankful to have crossed paths with Mandy.

Moods Nightclub - Managua, Nicaragua

Mandy is originally from North Carolina. She’s been living in San Juan del Sur for the past four years with her husband Cory and she is my new Nicaraguan bestie.

Mandy is an animal lover, shoe-aholic and Mom to one dog, one cat and two parrots.

Aside from Jack Daniels, Diet Coke is her drink of choice. She loves Eskimo ice cream and pool days just as much as I do.

It wasn’t long after meeting Mandy I realized that her personality matched her appearance. She’s a true beauty.

Mandy is fun to shop with and easy to be with. I love how she says “y’all” and appreciate that she helps me with my Spanish.

Moods Nightclub - Managua, NicaraguaThis brown-eyed babe can usually be found at Republika (the bar her and her husband own) mixing mean drinks or popping caps off ice cold Tonas.  Whether you’re a traveler passing through or new to the expat community of San Juan del Sur be sure to stop by and say hello. I guarantee she’ll greet you with a warm and friendly smile.

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