We have been keeping busy with schoolwork and a little fun. The boys are yet to go fishing due to rough seas, but it looks like they may be in luck soon. The weather this time of year is quite a bit different than last March. Days of rain with periodic bouts of sunshine keep the temperatures much cooler. Because of the "chilly" temps I've worn a sweatshirt at times! A drastic change from Dominical last January when sweating was a non-stop experience.
We spent a fun-filled afternoon last week revisiting the Jaguar Rescue Center. This time we had the same guide, Sky, but all to ourselves. She is extremely knowledgable, entertaining, a Zoology major, and is from Australia. Everyone, except the vet who works there, is a volunteer but the guides get tips, which is why she has been able to be there for 2 years. You have to be 18 and have 4 weeks to devote so they are always getting new people to train.
I have some sad news and am not sure if there is a happy ending or not. Our little backyard sloth buddy is now at the rescue center. I'm not terribly optimistic that he has made it. I found him the other morning wet and looking like he was barely breathing. Sloths can get hypothermia very easily. They have been having a lot come into the center the last couple of weeks with all the rain and cool temps at night. We will go check on him in a few days, fingers crossed!!!!!
On a happier note we have howler monkeys that are around all the time and like to wake us up bright and early. The toucans paid us a visit the other morning and our resident dogs come by for the delicacy of the day. I finally spotted a two-toed sloth in the wild with some help from a person standing on the side of the road already enamored by it. Just like in Jackson when a moose is around!
The boys are doing great at Spanish school and our time here is flying by!