The story of a 12-year-old boy’s selfless act has gone viral after a dog shelter in Mexico shared it online.
On February 13th, Refugio Xollini n the Mexican state of Michoacan received a new puppy to look after. The pitbull came with a note written by a boy name Andrés who expressed his desire to protect the dog after he’d witnessed his father abuse him on various occasions.
Hoping to find a safe space for the dog, Andrés brought him to Refugio Xollin.
“My name is Andrés and I am 12 years old. My mom and I decided to leave my dog in your hands, hiding it from my dad because he is thinking about selling him. But he mistreats and kicks him. One day he kicked him so hard that he hurt his tail. I hope you can help and take care of him,” he wrote in the letter.”I left him a stuffed animal so he won’t forget me.”
The Refugio Xollin revealed in their Facebook post that the puppy now named Rene, will be adopted once he recovers. And things are looking up for him too because as soon as the group shared the letter the organization received over 300 requests to adopt the dog.
Don’t forget, if you can’t adopt Rene, there are other dogs too.
According to Refugio Xollin, the group has 120 other dogs that want forever homes. “If everyone opened their heart and their home like this little dog, they would have adopted all our dogs from the shelter,” the rescuers said in a Facebook post.
Texas recently dealt with one of the worst winter storms in its history. Millions were left without water and power for days and Sen. Ted Cruz was caught up in a scandal after being caught going on a Mexican vacation. One pup is catching everyone’s attention after being rescued thanks to tortillas.
One lucky dog in San Antonio was saved from the cold by a caring woman with tortillas.
Kristina Salinas-Labrador was out buying tortillas for her family on Thursday when she spotted a dog in the freezing cold in San Antonio, Texas. Instead of driving by, Kristin stopped her car and spent 30 minutes luring the dog to the warmth of her car using tortillas. Kristin told the WOAI reporter that he stopped to save the dog’s life because he was skinny and could likely die from the cold weather that crippled much of Texas.
According to her interview with WOAI, Kristin saved the dog because she felt like helping during the hard times Texans are facing.
“Dogs, they don’t know what’s going on; cats, pets, they don’t know what’s going on,” Kristin told the reporter. “So, we try to help them out – one dog at a time. I’m hoping the next person will stop, too, and help the different strays.”
This isn’t the first time that Kristin or her wife have picked up a stray animal.
Nicole Salinas-Labrador, Kristin’s wife, told NBC News that the dog’s name is now Taco. Nicole admitted that she and her wife often stop for stray dogs and cats when they see them while out and about. Nicole joked that her wife used her “Mexican ways” to get the dog in the car, according to NBC News.
The couple is taking care of Taco until they can find a forever home for the sweet pup.
“Hello everyone! Thank you for sharing and for your interest! He was scanned for chip and he doesn’t have one. And no one has still claimed him,” Nicole wrote in a comment under the Facebook post. “He is with me and my family for now. He is getting fully vetted today and making sure he is in perfect health. Anyone that is interested in adopting him feel free to PM me. This process will def take some time.. I do extensive background checks to make sure any stray that is in my care goes to the absolute best forever home. Any questions feel free to message me.”
Cooking for the holidays in most households in the United States often involve classic American dishes like ham, apple pies, stuffing and turkey. For those of us who are truly lucky, a classic staple of Latin American cuisine, tamales are the iconic piece at the dinner table for the holiday season. Sure, green bean casseroles and canned cranberry sauces might sound great, but when the Thanksgiving season nears, you can find most Latino households in the U.S. gearing up for “tamale season.” The delectable season sees the best of our families’ cooking and envelopes made of masa stacked high on the dining table.
It’s the best time of the season and pup named Rocky is going viral on Twitter after knowing what’s up.
In a short video posted to Twitter a dog named Rocky is getting everyone pumped for the comics of the season.
In a short clip posted by Twitter user @arisbae__, Rocky is being scolded by her mother for having stolen a tamale. It’s brief clip, but Rocky can be seen with something in her mouth. Her furious mother demands her to “Sit, sit, sit,” in Spanish before saying. “Why are you eating tamales? Why are you eating those tamales? They’re not for you. Your stomach is going to hurt.”
When the dog finally hands the tamal open, with shame in her eyes, Rocky’s mother realizes she has actually eaten the entire thing.
“Give me the tamale. Give me the tamal. Let it go, it’s only the leaf where did the inside go? Look. Where did the tamale go? You ate it? How many did you eat? Sans husk. Which TBH this dog should get a treat for because that is actually how you do it.
Users were quick to point out how impressive it was that Rocky managed to get the inside of the tamal. “I mean I’m really just impressed that the husk is intact. Rocky unfolded that thing before eating the tamale.” one user who goes by the handle @GothybookLover wrote.
And another applauded Rocky for doing Tamales the right way.
“Rocky has a better understanding of how tamales work than a lot of gringos I know… I’ve seen more than a few people try to eat those husks,” another user who goes by the Twitter handle @DMUndergo replied.
It might seem strange to Tamal aficionados that many are impressed by Rocky’s good work on the food, but the truth is that many people who are unfamiliar with the great food don’t know how to properly eat it.
Ever tried to eat a tamal still wrapped up in its hoja de maíz? Nope, neither have we. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t countless people out there who’ve tried to devour that luscious tasty tamal in all its masa glory – husk and all. One Twitter user took to social media to spread the story of how some people just aren’t ready to eat tamales yet.
This is the tweet that has every Latino talking about tamal etiquette.
Twitter is abuzz after the discovery that not one, but several people didn’t realize that you aren’t supposed to eat the husk wrapper of the tamal. In fact, many thought tamales “tasted like s***” before realizing the key to a good tamal is you gotta unwrap it first. Thankfully one Twitter user is here to make sure that everyone remembers to unwrap their tamales before digging in.
Responding to the OP, one Twitter user said she “always thought tamales tasted like shit…I didn’t know you were supposed to unroll them.”
The thread of people confused about unwrapping their tamales is truly mesmerizing.
Another naïve, wannabe foodie admitted her ignorance about tamales.
“Me neither…and not one person corrected me when I ate the husk at the Mexican restaurant I was at with my ex’s family,” she wrote. “They were all white, so maybe they didn’t know, either.”
Since blowing up the internet with this tamal bombshell, even more, people have joined the growing chorus of clueless tamale eaters. This is a good thing, though. By admitting they have a problem, we can fix it and make their lives a little bit easier.
People eating the tamales wrong led some to think they were disgusting, which is just unfair to the tamales.
Tamales are not disgusting. They are one of the most delicious foods ever created. The maiz holds some of the most delicate and satisfying meats and veggies cooked in spices and sauces that make your knees weak.
To completely discredit an amazing dish because you couldn’t do it right is just wrong. Now there is no excuse for you to ever eat this wrong again. You are very welcome.