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.
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.
We don’t know about you but we were very attached to our perritos as kids. We brushed their hair, wondered what they were thinking about and loved on them like crazy. No matter how much you think you were obsessed with your pet growing up, we bet this girl has you beat. The animal-loving platform The Dodo shared a precious video of a Spanish-speaking niña sobbing her eyes out after picking her dog up from the groomer.
It was simply a transformation she wasn’t ready for and didn’t want. Watch the phases of grief here.
This is her dream dog.
He was chubby and furry and he was her chubby, furry boy before the groomer got their devilish hands on him. For this little girl, this is the dream dog. A baby Chewbaca.
One commenter with 58 likes said, “It looked like a sewer rat before.” We already know where this is going…
But now, her furry little monster is “totally bald!”
Literally everyone in the comments thinks he looks cuter. “Que pena estaba llorando que le habian cortado el pelo al perro esta guapo asi,” comments one user. The verdict seems unanimous: “love the dogs haircut it looks really nice.” For her, the haircut is devastating.
“Parece puerco,” she cried. “Now he looks like a pig!”
Que que?! We don’t see it, girl. ????This user incredulously asks,Did you not see the before picture kid?”
Then it dawns on her, he looks like a niña! It’s a travesty.
At this point, the subtitles in between her laments just read “crying,” when really, she’s crying in Spanish. Big difference. Huge.
“Mira! Estaba parecer coletas. Mi pobrecito bebé!”
She hates it. She’s hating all of it. Now, commenters are calling for the groomer to be fired for upsetting the girl so much. Don’t fret. A groomer made it into the comments: “Actually me and my mom are dog groomers, and what the groomer did was right. If the dog hadn’t been trimmed he would have smelled bad and would be all matted up, which isn’t good for the dogs coat. And from what the dog looked like, he needed it. Me and my mother have groomed dogs like that before and you wouldn’t believe the smell and how many bugs were in his coat. So good job for the mom and I hope the dog gets trimmed like that from now on.”
His fluffiness is her happiness. What can we say?
This commenter is just trying to understand the situation from the dog’s perspective:
“Girl: he is baaaaaaaaald Dog: why are you holding me upside down? Girl: he doesn’t have puffy cheekssssss
Dog: are trying to give me food? Oh please give me food”
Meanwhile, the dog is just a limp rag doll the whole time she’s wailing.
People in the comment section are trying to comfort her with the truest words, “Ur puppy will always be ur puppy no matter how bad he looks????????” Others will never get it. Looking at you Coraline Williams with the, “The dog looks fine calm down,” comment. ????
“Aww poor upset girl,” reads one comment. “The dog is like what is going on.”
I guess our kind are all groomed to like los cachetónes. ????
Woof, though. Lots of parents can relate. One parent related so much she commented, “That feeling when your baby “ya no es un cachetón”. Breaks my heart. Thanks for the adorableness!!” The rest of us are feeling commenter Marilyn Alvarez’s vibes: “LOL…I wish I looked thinner when I get a haircut :)”
Then, she lifts the dog up to show her mom the worst of it all: he’s lost his chubby cheeks.
Wait until she sees his feet. ????They look like creepy creature-of-the-night fingers!! shudders The comment thread for this video is filled with “pobrecita”‘s and “ya no puedo.”
Of course, every Latina mom ever is just going to look at this laugh fest and say, “A ver, dimelo.” All the non-Latinos are wondering why the mom isn’t explaining to her daughter what’s going on. Pero, we know why. Latina moms love recording the goofy reactions we have has kids. There’s no time to explain that the hair will grow back. How else would we have been gifted the bendiciones of this video?