This is Sepillin. One of five dogs who live at the ranch where Felipe works. No, those are not shrunken skulls around his neck, they’re shrunken limes.
A few days ago Sepillin came down with a bone wrecking cough. It was so violent we worried he wouldn’t live through the next bout. Since farm dogs are of little value to their owners, Felipe knew it was unlikely he could convince his boss to treat Sepillin. When he asked for medicine, the man barked dismissively, “Ahhh, just put some limes on him.”
A coworker of Felipe’s who practices brujeria, confirmed this as the appropriate treatment. I rolled my eyes, mumbling, “cheapskate”, and other #%$& things and fled the scene. Felipe made Sepillin a lime collar.
When I returned the next day…Sepillin’s cough was gone! This is truly the most remarkable folk remedy I’ve been witness to. The dog was so ill I don’t think it’s possible that anything other than the limes could have affected his speedy recovery. Three days later he’s still fine, Felipe will remove the collar tomorrow. This remedy definitely qualifies as very simple, very easy and VERY GOOD. He’s such a goodboy.
I like his name it reminds me of the clown sepillin
wow when my dog feels like that i will do that
but I know he will want to eat them
I am glad they did the limon thing on him
people in oxaca and chiapas believe in all of those remedies
Exactly! Felipe thought his face looked like that clown, thus the name.
That’s so great that it worked (and so quickly!!)- I love these kinds of stories. He’s s cute too!
Yes, he’s sweetie and is still on the mend.