Spot the Kitty is on the Move — Today’s Kitty Spotted in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, Jalisco, Mexico

bougainvillea and cactuses

Kitty spotting in Mexico is never easy. With the year-round warm climate, the abundance of flora ensures that there are always many places for a kitty to hide. But occasionally the lure of the toasty Mexican sun is enough to get a kitty out of hiding long enough to catch some rays.

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Can you spot the kitty in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos?

Turn on your kitty detectors… bleep, bleep, bleep, BOOP! Kitty spotted!

Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos is a small town of about 10, 000 people (and I don’t know how many kitties) in the southern part of Jalisco province. It is about 40 minutes’ drive south of Guadalajara, Mexico’s second biggest city after Mexico City.


Ixtlahuacan kitty spotted

Kitty spotted in Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, Jalisco, Mexico

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Spot the Kitty is On the Move! Today’s Cat Spotted in Ajijic, Mexico!

ajijic, chapala, mexico flowers

Kitty-spotting in Mexico is not easy. There are so many wonderful places for a kitty to hide! Today we were fortunate enough to spot a lovely kitty in the town of Ajijic. Ajijic is a small, colourful community on the edge of Lake Chapala, just south of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Cat is “gato” in Spanish, and kitty is “gatito.”

Can you spot the gatito in this picture? Click on the picture to see it full-sized for easier kitty spotting!

kitty spotting in Ajijic, Mexico

Can you spot the kitty in this property in Ajijic, Mexico?

kitty spotted in Ajjijic, Mexico

Kitty spotted!


Cat Tales: The Story of Two Kitties in Mexico

Spot the Kitty recently relocated from Beijing, China to Ixtlahuacan de los Membrillos, Mexico. Baker and Lance always love exploring a new place, and they’re willing to endure hours spent in their carriers aboard airplanes if it means they’re on their way to an exciting new destination.

We settled in to our new HQ fairly uneventfully. There are many differences between our Mexican abode and previous homes. For one, we are now in a house where previously we were always several floors up an apartment building. When one looks out a window here, there is a whole world to explore right on the other side.

Lancy has become thoroughly obsessed with the great outdoors.

Lancy has become thoroughly obsessed with the great outdoors.

Yesterday Spot the Kitty’s human servants went into Guadalajara, Mexico’s second biggest city, for the first time. We spent a couple of hours on busses each way and a few hours exploring. We got back at about dinner time and the first thing we did was greet Baker at the door. Lance was nowhere to be found, however. After searching the casa, we discovered that someone small, furry, and adventuresome had lifted one of the window screens.

We ran outside and started in opposite directions around the block, calling, “Lance! Lance! Come home!” Fortunately our little conquistador turned up in the patch of jungle right across from our gate.

We assumed that this adventure past large dogs, zooming cars, and prickly underbrush would have quenched his thirst for exploration, but Lance, usually a heavy sleeper, spent the night mewing to go out again. Well, all screens have been secured and the only way he is going out now is in his harness!

Meanwhile, after a restless night, I woke up to the sound of crazy kitty play time. Unusual, since both usually run around maniacally after breakfast, not before. I went to investigate and found Baker proudly displaying a large brown scorpion! It looked like it had been dead under the mat for a long time, and nobody was stung, but Baker batted it around a bit longer just to be sure.

Baker heroically caught a dead scorpion, which he displays for his fans.

Baker heroically caught a dead scorpion, which he displays for his fans.

Viva la Mexico!


The word “membrillos” translates to quince, a yellow fruit for which this area of Mexico is famous. Click here to read all about it!