Photo: Dog Fishing on a Beach Off the Coast of Mexico

Dog on the Beach at Xcalak, Mexico

Marlow Fishing in the Caribbean

Soon after I began my retirement adventure in Mexico I took on the responsibility of a foster dog who I named Marlow. A friend had found her dumped at a Pemex petrol station near Xcalak. She was all skin and bones, desperately in need of a bath and attention, but full of life and spirit. After a few months of care, and having her spayed, she was adopted by a great retired couple who were able to provide a permanent home. Taking on a foster pet is a great way to help out an animal in need, even if you aren’t able to permanently take one on. I have had several foster dogs over the years and remember each of them with a smile.

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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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