Sunday, July 17, 2011

Scary days...

My mom has been sick for the last 10 days. Last weekend, when we did not have internet, she helped my grandma to paint the hall in her house. The walls were very damaged due to all the time the pipe was broken. It was very hot and the partern was... scrap the wall, sweat, go to stand in front of the fan then... scrap the wall, sweat, go to stand in front of the fan... until she finished the repair.
Result?? Bronchitis. Even so she went to work all the week. It was until friday that she felt a little better but the cough-cough thing does not want to go away!

Then friday we went to sleep not too late. And then, around 3 am, we were awakened by a very loud noise. We were so scared but did not know what was going on. I barked and barked wanting to go to my balcony but my mom did not let me out! 30 seconds later again the big noise and was then when we knew... it was the sound of bullets being fired! Then patrols, soldiers, sirens. Cars and trucks going at high speed. At 3:30 am everything was in calm. It was easy for me to go to sleep again... but not for my mom.
Some of those bullets made target on the painting store which is just next to our house!
Today we knew that there was a persecution of criminals. The police and the soldiers were trying to catch them. And lots of bullets were fired during the event.

This is something that happens every day here.
And every morning you wake up wondering how many were killed yesterday...
We don't like to talk about these things but this time... it happened sooo close to us!

My mom took these picture of the damage in the lower part of the store. The top of it looked awful but she was afraid of someone watching her taking the pictures.

It was just a little walkie to get fresh air... and back to home quickly!

Have a good night


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Why are so many humans so uncivlised?

We are happy to see woo are safe -

Healing vibes for your mom to feel 100% soon!


Finn said...

Glad you are safe!! Oh my goodness, I would be scared too. Hope Mom feels better real soon.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh Lorenza, first we are so sorry that Mom is so sick. She should be careful because bronchitis can become pneumonia. We hope she is seeing the doctor.

And we worry about you and your family all the time with all the violence. We hope you will stay safe.

Hugs to you and your Mom and all your family.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh Lorenza ... I'll be super scared. Glad you guys are alright. You guys should have a safe place to hide in your home when you hear bang noises. Sending your mom Golden Healing Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Sorry your Mom had the sickies - make sure she takes care of herself. As for the shootings? Oy. Scary stuff indeed! Maybe your Grandma can make you a little bullet-proof vest! Seriously, we hear about that stuff fairly frequently, and it always worries us. Take care, and when in doubt, duck!

-Fiona and Family

Kari in WeHo said...

So scary! Glad you are safe. We hope mom feels all better soon


Sammie and Avalon said...

OMDog Lorenza - we are very worried about you, your Mom and Grandmom, of course. Gunfire (all the time, as you woof) must be very scary, indeed. Please be furry careful when you go outside. And please tell your Momma to see the doc about that cough, dear Lorenza. You are such a brave doggeh to bark!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon, Oz and Mom

Stella said...

I am sorry for you and your family, Lorenza, to have this scary stuff going on! We hope some officials figure out how to end it soon!

We are sending up prays for your Mom to get well and stay well!


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Dear Lorenza, It's so strange to think of you and your family living in danger and fear. I hope you will stay safe!

I hope your mom feels better, too!

YOu'll be in our thoughts and prayers!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Koobuss said...

Wow!! That's horrible, Lorensa! At least you and your mom are okay.

Sorry to hear that your mom was sick for so long. I know what that's like. Glad she is feeling a little better, at least.

Hope your neighborhood quiets down and you, your mom, and neighbors are safe.

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Anonymous said...

My squirrel obsession must have seemed very silly to you with what you have to live with... take care of your mom and I hope the bad guys all go away. Far away.

Sam said...

Hi Lorenza, I really hope that your mom is seeing the doctor. We are concerned for your safety and for everyone in your family. Those are dangerous people.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Lorenza, we are so glad you and your mom are okay. That must have been so scary.

Purrs and wags for your mom to get totally rid of that cough cough, which is no fun.

Au and Target said...

Your poor mummy! We're purring for her - and hope that everything else sorts itself out soon.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Lorenza. Oh dear. We hope your moma is feeling much much better. And we want you all to stay safe. Your news reminds us of how special you all are to us. We're hoping this coming week is a perfect one for you. In all respects!

Much love
Jake and Fergi and OurMoma

Wyatt said...

We are glad that you and your family are okay. Be careful and tell your mom to take it easy and get better soon!

Wyatt and Stanzie

The Animal Doctor said...

Oh Lorenza, that is a very scary experience! Its a good thing you obeyed your Mom and didnt go out of your balcony.

I will include you in our nightly prayers.Be safe always. Take care dear friend.

We miss you,

Anita said...

Oh scary days indeed! So glad you and your mom are safe though! Hope your mom gets to feeling completely better! Bones and treats to you,
Bronson and Pepper

Lisa said...

Lorenza - You and your Mom probably don't me, because I don't blog. But I read your blog faithfully, so I feel like I know you and your family.

I am glad you are safe, and could take a little walkie. It is very scary!

Sending your Mom best get well wishes, and always stay safe. Lisa

Teddy Bear said...

Oh, Lorenza, how scary! We are so glad all of you are safe. We hope your Mom gets better soon. Sending lots of Eskie hugs and healing vibes.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

What a horrible scary time for you and your mama. Yikes! So glad you are okay and the criminals are caught. We hope your mama is feeling better now. Lung problems are very bad. Tell your mama to get well soon from us.
BabyRD and HOotie

Momma Tea (also Ronnii and Uji whose open ids wont work) said...

Ohhh Lorenza Human beings are the weirdest thinsg why they cannot all be civilised and get along I don't know. How very scary for you and I am so very glad you are all safe and sound. Please ask you Mom to give you extra special cuddles from Me. I am so sorry your Mom has been sick we will send her some healing vibes from the UK.

With love
Momma Tea
xxx x xxx

Cole said...

Oh my!!! I'm so sorry that there were bullets so close to your house. So scary!

I hope your mom gets to rest and feel better. Bronchitis is no fun!

Pia said...

oh, lorenza that's horrible! i didn't know that.

i am so glad that you all are well!

sending you all our best wishes!

dachshund kisses

Bobby said...

How scary for youand your mum, we do not hear anything like that.
John said the way things are going it is just a matter of time before we do. Stay safe.
Licks Bobby.

Mango said...

That is just so scary that I cannot even imagine. I am glad you are all OK. So close to your estate. Take good care of mom. She is right to be worried. And please tell her to take it easy so she does not get the bad sickies anymore.


Three Dogs Long said...

Oh Lorenza, we wish you didn't have to live in such a place with so much makes us so scared for you & your family! Pls. stay safe.
We hope your Mom feels better soon too!!

(((hugs))) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Maggie and Mitch said...

Thank goodness you're okay! This is so scary!
We hope your mom feels better soon, Lorenza.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Matilda said...

Oh no,Lorenza,
That is terrible. I hope you and your family are safe.
And your mom stopped coughing.

Mack said...

Oh Lorenza,
Please stay safe and protect your sweet mama too!
And we so hope she is feeling MUCH MUCH better this week!


A MilShelb Mom said...

We are glad you are ok! Hope your Mom feels all better soon. Hope no more scary things happen!
~Milly and Shelby

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Lorenza, I am so sorry you have to deal with this violence. I am sending you all my yorkie good wishes and prayers that you and your family will stay safe and protected.

Your pal, Pip

~Shelle said...

What a brave girl to want to go outside and protect your mom and grandparents!! We are so glad you are safe!

We had no idea of this sort of goings on within seconds of your house. You never talk about it, but we are sure you must live in a bit of fear each day of what might happen.

We send healing prayers to your mom and grandpa... some rest for your grandma who is helping to keep them both feeling better... and lots of safety for you and your family! xx

Lots of love!
Shelle, Milo and Dixie!

Sam and Pippen said...


We can not even imagine what it is like to live there! Please take care of yourself, your mom and your grandma and grandpa.

Sam and Pippen

Minna Krebs said...

OH NO Lorenza! We had heard reports that the violence had recently escalated in your area.......butt thought of you and your family.....and had hoped that it was in an area of your city, NOT close to where you live.

This makes my momma so very sad.......these kind of 'war's are so very senseless, and do nothing butt harm. Stay safe my dear furrend. Prayers of safety fur you and your family......

Naqvee said...

Oh well.. this is so.. dangerous and im happy you all are safe. tell your mom.. she has a bronchitis friend in me. take care loove.
p.s. a stray cat has started living in my house since 2 weeks HE is grey with tiger stripes, huge male and HE loves being cuddled. he is acting as a big brother for my another small white male cat rescued by my sister 2 months back.

bbes tribe said...

Lorenza we are so happy you and your family are safe. WE would have been scared too so please all of you be careful. that was too close.

Marg said...

Oh Gosh Lorenza, that is just terrible. All of you need to come live with us. We sure are glad you didn't get hurt and we hope it doesn't happen again for a very long time. We are sorry to hear that Mom was sick too. You and your family sure are having a tough time. Please take care.


Oh dear it's scary indeed....

Kess And Her Mama said...

Praying for yr safety. Hope yr mum gets better soon.

Finn said...

That's so scary, Hope you and your people stay safe!

♥ Sallie said...

Oh, cutie!

We worry about you! Be safe!


Winnie said...

Scary days indeed
Love and licks Winnie

Thor said...

Oh Lorenza! That's scary! Glad you are safe! We hope your mom feels better soon!

Thor and Jack xx

Madi and Mom said...

Lorenza we are so sorry your mom has been sick and then to have all that horrible shooting outside your home. It must be absolutely the worst thing in the world to know there is shooting not knowing where it is going and how to stay out of harms way. Mom and I hope and pray the police and soldiers have been able to round up all the mean violent people.
We will keep you all in our prayers for your safety each day.
Hugs madi and Mom

Daisy Dog said...

OMG! How Scary! I am glad you are safe. Take good care of you r momma so she gets well soon.


That is too close for comfort. Please take care of yourself and momma. We are all thinking about you to keep safe
Love norwood

Asta said...

It bweaks ouw heawt to wead this..Mommi lived thwoo a wevolution once, but it was when she was young..even so, it was vewy vewy scawy when the bullets wewe flying and tanks wewe shooting at the houses..she undewstands how awful this must be fow you and youw family.
I know thewe awe bad hoomans evewywhewe, but I pway that this dangew goes away fwom youw home..Living in feaw is howwibull.
Cwossed paws that youw Mom gets bettew and all of you stay safe my dawling fwiend

I wish I could change the wowld
smoochie kisses

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Lorenza.....I hate to hear dis. Dat is very scary. Me is glad dat you and your family is safe. No place is safe anymore.

Hope your Mom feels better.

Lacy said...

w00fs, we worry about u ever day...and ur mom and grandma and grandpa...60 minutes had a segment sunday about the drug cartels..very scary...

b safe,

C said...
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C said...


Fo's Dad was on an airplane 8 weeks ago- he got a cold, bronchitis, still coughing....3 anti biotics, steriods...there is some nasty bronchial thing out there. Not good to paint in hot weather....(had to delete and re-post because I cannot spell).

Oskar said...

Sometimes people are really just animals to each other. I'm sorry you live in a scary place. We will keep prayers that your family & friends stay safe!

Nubbin wiggles,

Benny and Lily said...

oh Lorenza you must have been so scared. We hope all the violence in Mexico goes away
Benny & Lily

Maxie said...

Oh no!!! I bet the world would be a much nicer place if dogs run it. Take care Lorenza and we hope your mom gets better soon.


Anonymous said...

First off Lorenza we hope that your Mom is feeling better.

We are happy that you, your Mom and Grandma and Grandpa are all right. We are sorry that you were so scared, we sure would be too.

I have my paws crossed for you and Mom says that every night she says a little prayer to keep you, your family and all the good people of Mexico safe.

Take good care my furiend!

woos, Tessa

Junior and Orion said...

Oh Lorenza, we are so very glad you are safe! We will be purring that you and your family stay that way!!! We will also purr that your Mom feels better soon!

Shane Kent Louis said...

were glad that your safe with your mom and Grandma! we will include you in our prayers! ^_^ keep safe Lorenza! Dog Fence

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Oh Lorenza, we know that feeling. It happens here too. Just be safe, dear friend.
Hope your mom gets better real soon. Maxmom sends lotsluv, but I send you lotsalicks

cheyne923 said...

We are very worried about you from up here in Chicago. I know that parts of Mexico are having a lot of trouble now and am sorry it is affecting you so much.
I used to live in a neighborhood where there was gunfire but nothing like what you are describing. The stress can't help your mom feel any better--if she can, I hope she can rest a bit. Please keep us posted and thank you for the pics but please don't take any chances!
Lots of love,
Melinda and, in spirit, Jeeves

Pamela said...

hola lorenza,que momento tan feo,estar tan cerca de una situacion como esa.Son los 30 segundos mas largos del dia.
Me alegro que solamente haya sido un un mal momento nada mas.
Les mando un beso y cuidense

Eric said...

Poor Lorenza, how frightening to have to listen to all that, you are very brave warning your Mom. Hope you are your Mom feel safe and she gets better soon.

Wiry love Eric xx

Remington said...

Oh my -- THAT would be so scary! I am happy you are all okay....

Bocci said...

Oh my dogness, Lorenza! Thanks for letting us know about this, especially so that we can wish you well and send good vibes your way.

We hope your Mom gets the rest she needs (and antibiotics-PU just finished a round for sinus and she feels like a new person!)

Keep those walks short, although i'm sure you want to show of your gorgeous dresses, dear Lorenza:-)

Pearl and Daisy said...


Your story is very scary and very sad. We wish these things didn't have to happen to anyone anywhere in the world but especially to our sweet friends!

We hope your mom is feeling better soon. We're sending her all kinds of healthy, strong thoughts.

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Lorenza! That is so very scary! We're glad you and your family are ok - but please stay safe!!!
We also sure hope your mom starts to feel better!!!
Play bows,

Anakin Man said...

Miss Lorenza-

We are thinking of you and your family-

We send our love,
~Glad you all are safe and pray for your continued safety
IzZY, TriXie and Anakin Man

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

You MUST be VERY brave!!! We hope all the bad people are put away, far away from you! Sending good thoughts & get well soon to your Momma :)

Pauley James & the gang

Sagira said...

That is scary. I hope you stay safe. Hope your mom is feeling better to. :)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my goodness, Lorenza - how very awfully scary!! I can't believe you were so close!!I do hope you & your family will be able to stay safe.

And I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom's sickie! That sounded very nasty = poor thing! HOpe she is much better now.

Honey the Great Dane

houndstooth said...

Lorenza, I don't know how we missed this post! How scary! Please you and your mom rest and be careful!


Maggie Mae said...

OoH Lorenza,

Mom and me missed dis post too! How skeerd all of you must have been. :( Sorry dat your momma is sick, I hopes her feels better today. I will send some boxer puppy prayers asap!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Anny said...

You sure live in a very scary neighbourhood Lorenza. Glad everyone is okay. Stay safe.

Please tell your momma to drink loads of water.. and when its really warm from doing all the painting work, don't drink icy cold water when the body is warm. You can get pneumonia.

take good care all of you. Our prayers are with you and may you all be protected from all evil. God bless.

Jemma the Chihuahua said...

Oh my doG, Lorenza, that is so close to your scary! When mom was still in school, she stayed up one night to work on a paper and at around 5 am, she heard 7 loud bangs and they sounded super close. She knew immediately that those were bullets (don't ask us how - she had never heard gun shots in real life before that). Turned out that two streets over, someone had gotten shot on the porch. She didn't feel safe walking around for the longest time. Stay safe!

kalyxcorn said...

oh my u stay safe and i hope your mom feels better lorenza!! :) b

Martha and Bailey said...

We are so sorry to hear your mom is ill and the scary times you are having.
Sorry we have not been around so much but you know you are special to us so you must keep yourselves safe!
Much love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Piappies World said...

Hi Lorenza,

Sorry we have been away from bloggie land lately. We are hoping that your Mom is feeling better now and that you always stay safe.

We also have our paws crossed that you are always safe there. If only the world can be more peaceful for all of us to enjoy life more.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

Junior and Orion said...

We hope all is going well with you and your family Lorenza. We continue to purr for your safetly!

1000 Goldens said...

Lorenza, I wish you could be some place safer. It makes me so sad these things are happening where you live :(