We loaded up Blackie in the car on the way to Melaque yesterday afternoon and stopped by the house of the people missing the dog.
I handed him to their 12 year old while they all said it's not Blackie. Since they are missing their dog for over a week and the 12 year old's face lit up we were able to talk them into accepting him as the new family pet.
After we left Lorena told me the story of the 12 year old. When born in the General Hospital in Manzanillo his anus was not connected to his intestine and he was unable to eliminate. The hospital didn't give him a complete physical, sent him home and he soon got very sick One failed attempt to repair him but eventually had a colostomy. The internal infections effected other major organs and they expect he will not live a full life. He still visits a specialist in Guadalajara every few months.
Happy and sad story. Seems like there are so many kids/people here that are not physically well due to incomplete medical care ... or no care at all because of a lack of money.