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Hey Everyone! It’s another Forest Fun Friday for us here but this time we’re going to a forest that Nymeria has never been before! This is one of my favorite places to go because it has a hidden beach!!! I didn’t even know about it until my pal Bruno shared its secret location with me! You can read about it here!
Unfortunately…my humom forgot how to get there but luckily she had me to track it down! What a perfect new adventure for Nymeria and me!
On the car ride home, I was trying to convince my humom that I wasn’t tired so we could go play some more. I don’t think I was very convincing…and Nymeria was no help at all. She was totally passed out in the back!
I can’t wait for our next adventure! Hope everyone has a fun weekend!
Since it’s Thursday, I thought I should throw it back to the holidays and share a bit of what we did!
This was our Christmas tree! It was my very first Christmas tree! (We didn’t have one last year because I was too scared of them).
This year though, we had a couple of very special decorations. Instead of putting a star on top, my humom put a beautiful little snow owl in memory of my Angel brother Keiko.
She also got a special Christmas ornament with his name on it.
I supervised the whole thing, making sure all the decorations were in the right place. I had to take a nap afterwards, it’s very tiring being a supervisor!
The best part of the holidays is when my FAVORITE AUNTIE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD comes to visit! She’s my humom’s younger sister. I did an intro post about her last year, you can read it here.
We always have so much fun together, this one time she took me to the beach to play fetch! If you missed that post, you can read it here!
When she visits, she always stays at the parents’ house. I wish she could stay with us but our apartment isn’t big enough. My humom’s parents’ house is REALLY BIG! but…us dogs are only allowed in the kitchen.
This would be the first time Nymeria would meet my humom’s whole family. She even met my humom’s brother, wife and son! They were visiting from Hawaii and my humom said she did very well. She was a little nervous but she sat quietly behind Humom. Unfortunately we didn’t get any photos, Humom forgot to take some!
While the humans were waiting for the food to be ready, I was watching my Auntie make this little fluffy ball thingy for her dad’s knitted hat (she knitted him a hat for Christmas!) I thought it was a toy so I kept staring at it, waiting for Auntie to give it to me. I think she called it a “pom-pom” or something. She ended making me one but it didn’t last very long…
Nymeria whined a little bit throughout the night, but I tried to comfort her like a good big sister! Humom was very proud of me. 🙂
Eventually she was able to relax and took a nap while the humans were eating.
After dinner, my humom’s dad took out this weird contraption called a “oo-ka-lee-lee”. It plays music when you touch the strings.
My Auntie serenaded me with it later on in the night!
As you can see I enjoyed it very much!
My humom knew that it was time to go home when I jumped into her lap to sleep.
I can’t wait until my Auntie comes back to visit! I think my humom said she will be back during broken Spring? I don’t really know what that means…how do you break Spring? Something about my Auntie not having to go to class for a week so she’s going to come home to celebrate my humom’s birthday!
Happy Thursday everyone!
Hi Everyone! Nymeria here.
I’m taking over the blog today to talk about a very special day today. It’s Día Del Galgo or World Galgo Day! Though Galgos (and Podencos) need help all year round, February 1 was chosen as the day to unite people to help bring awareness to our plight. This is the official website if you would like more information: www.diadelgalgo.com
The galgo is an ancient breed, originally brought to Spain by noblepersons and was held in high esteem. After years and years of theft and breeding by the lower class, the galgo became viewed as a “trash dog” and only owned by the lower classes. The galgo was bred for hunting (hare) and coursing. They spend their lives in damp, tiny dirty holes or windowless shacks until they are needed to hunt. They are typically fed only water and bread, it is believed that they hunt better when starving. They are deprived of any human affection because it is believed to harm their hunting abilities. Unfortunately, once the hunting season is over, the Galgueros (galgo handlers) deem the galgos worthless or too costly to maintain. It is cheaper for them to buy new dogs than to feed the old ones. Many are killed in a variety of inhuman ways. The “lucky ones” are dumped at the shelter while others are shot, poisoned, drowned, hanged or even burned to death.
It’s been an ongoing fight to stop the hunting in Spain and unfortunately thousands of Galgos and Podencos are still being killed, tortured and abandoned every year. The number is estimated to be 150,000.
Rescues like Scooby Medina, Galgo Del Sol, Ibizan Hound Rescue, Galgos en Familia and many others are filling up with thousands of puppies, adults and seniors, all trying to find them forever homes. They are always in need of donations and foster homes.
My fellow galga Avalon and myself have been fortunate enough to find loving homes here in Canada. Avalon was rescued by the lovely people of Ibizan Hound Rescue.
Isn’t she the cutest puppy you have ever seen?? Just look at that sweet face! You never know it just by looking at her but she’s a very mischievous little girl!
I was rescued by Scooby Medina.
I was found with a male black Galgo named Timon. They’re not sure if he was my dad but we were very attached to one another. We both had very bad skin when we first arrived in the shelter. They gave me a tennis ball to help burn off my energy! All I wanted to do was play play play! Timon was very shy and weary of people. Eventually I was moved into another paddock with other puppies my age. Sadly he is still at the shelter. He has not been adopted yet 😦
I was a really tiny puppy! I’m definitely not that small anymore! BOL!
My humom thinks that I am a mix of a wired haired Podenco and a Galgo. I have the ears and hair of a Podenco but the brindle of a Galgo. Let’s not forget my long tail of mine! It’s measured at 22 inches!
I couldn’t have imagined living such a great life with my new family and having such great friends!
Mia and I got off to a rocky start but we’re really bonding now!
I really hope that one day all this terrible hunting will be banned in Spain and that all my galgo and podenco friends will be all free and living in wonderful loving forever homes. We have to keep fighting the fight and help all these rescues in any way we can!
A special thank you goes out to those who helped me and my family bring me here to Vancouver, BC. I am so thankful and appreciative to have such generous, caring people and dogs in my life!
Happy Friday Everyone!
How was everyone’s week? Are you glad it’s finally the weekend?
This week’s forest fun is brought to you by myself, Nymeria, Bruno and Pyper! You might have seen Pyper in a couple of my posts, we ran into each other at lowtide last summer and I also featured her on my National Black Dog day post!
Pyper’s humom saw how much fun I was having in the forest from my Instagram page so she asked to join us the next time we were going! The more the merrier!!
It was a dark and very wet dreary day but the great company sure made up for it! We had a lot of fun running around, sniffing things and getting lots of treats!
My humom kept telling me to stop showing off to Pyper’s humom. What??? How dare you Mom! I like jumping on stumps! I do it for the treats!!! (Okay MAYBE I like the attention too..heehee)
Of course, the humoms all wanted at least one nice group shot of us but it was proving to be very difficult because Nymeria refused to cooperate! In her defense, she had never met Pyper’s humom and Bruno’s humom only a handful of times…so that kind of made her a little nervous.
This was the best we could get BOL!
Nymeria: Uh…Excuse me?? I was not nervous…I was letting you guys have the limelight because if I showed up I would have stolen the show…I mean…look how majestic I look on this rock!
Mia: Uh..yea sure Nymeria. Whatever you say *rolleyes*
There were a couple of women that were watching us get our photos taken and one of them commented on how similar Pyper and I look! She asked if we were siblings!
On our way back my humom suggested that Bruno’s humom try and give Nymeria a treat. Last time she was too shy to take it, but this time my humom was prepared!…She brought little bits of pepperoni (for dogs)!!!
By the way, these AMAZINGGGGG photos were taken by Pyper’s humom. She brought a really fancy camera and snapped a bunch of great shots. My humom was sad that her camera phone died really early into our walk but was so very happy that Pyper’s humom was taking so many photos of everyone!
Well that’s all I got for today! Have a great weekend everyone!
Pee S. If you noticed that I was the only one that didn’t have a jacket on…I did at the start of the walk but after running around through the forest it fell off!! Luckily I knew where it fell and I led my mom to it and she decided to let me run nakie! Weee!