Summer Time!

Hi Everyone! Nymeria here! Boy, it’s been a while since we’ve blogged!

We just wanted to send everyone an update on how we’ve been! Since Mia has been recovering really well from her hip/elbow dysplasia, we’ve been taking advantage of the summer weather and going on adventures everyday!

Here are some highlights!

Avalon and I celebrated our Canadian Citizenship over the weekend on Canada Day!

Low tide fun with my bestie Avalon!

Jetty adventures!

Running in the snow IN THE SUMMER!

Farmer’s Market! MmMm Pies!

Forest Adventures!

If you want to see more updates, you can check out Mia’s Instagram account.

I’m still still figuring out how to use my Instagram but you’re welcome to check it out too!

Hope everyone is having a great summer! We’ll be back soon!

Time for a nap, we’re pooped!

~Nymeria~

Sunday Funday

Hi guys! Hope you’re having a fun weekend! We’re back at low tide again and boy was it a blast!

With the weather warming up a bit, the humoms want to take us out here as much as possible! There’s so much more running space out here, it seems endless!

With long legs like mine, I need to RUN RUN RUN!!!

My humom still has to watch out for Mia though, we recently found out that she’s got mild elbow and hip dysplasia so humom limits the amount of running she gets to do. That’s why you always see Mia with her ball. As long as Mia has her ball she’s happy! She’s always in her own little world when it comes to balls! BOL!

Wilhelmina also likes balls! She found one while we were out on low tide!

She likes to tease us with it to get us to chase her!

 

And of course, we can never forget about Duffy! He may be little but he can still run with the big girls!

The humoms failed at getting an obligatory posed photo with all of us looking at the camera. Don’t they know by now it’s an impossible mission, especially when we’re out on low tide??? Sheesh. They’re always so hopeful BOL!

Oops! We’re missing Duffy!

Now we’re missing Avalon! Where did she go??

Oh well this will have to do! Now time to play!

Hope you guys enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

~Nymeria~

Friday Fun – My First Low Tide!

Hi Guys! Nymeria here! Hope everyone had a great Easter Long weekend! I sure did! I got to experience my first low tide!!! IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! The best part was I got to experience it for the first time with my bestie Avalon and the rest of my pack!

As you know Wilhelmina and Mia have gone to low tide lots of times and boy do they always have fun! Now it was my turn!

Hurry up and throw the ball mom!

Notice Mia’s fleece is falling off? BOL! Yup that’s typical Mia for you…she doesn’t even notice it, she just keeps playing. The water is still quite cold in April so our humom wanted to make sure Mia didn’t get too cold.

Mia says that if we’re really well behaved humom will take us lots more times this summer! I promise I’ll be on my best behavior!

Have you guys ever been to low tide? Do you love it as much as we do?

~Nymeria~

 

Happy Easter!

Hi Friends! Hope everyone is having a great Easter weekend! We’ve been having too much fun these past couple of weeks that we’ve been missing in action here in Blogville! We’ve got so much to share with you, stay tuned!

In the meantime, Happy Easter!

Mia: Is the humiliation over yet???

Nymeria: I don’t know what Mia is complaining about…Easter is delicious! 

Avalon: I agree with Mia, this is humiliating!

Avalon: I’m so over it!; Nymeria: Nom nom nom…

Día Del Galgo – World Galgo Day

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!

Watching the sunset with my buddy Duffy

Watching the airplanes fly by

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!

We both share a dislike for picture taking when we are trying to nap!

We both love a good run in the forest and a post powernap in the car!

Gobby face! Following in my sister’s footsteps! You’re not having enough fun until you’ve got gob all over your face! BOL!

We’re on the lookout!

Did I mention all the toys I get to play with?? This one is my favorite…it’s actually Mia’s but I stole it!

I’ll even put up with being dressed up! Mia doesn’t look too pleased. BOL! This was for Wilhelmina’s humoms birthday!

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!

~Nymeria~

Sunday Funday – Puppy Sitting!

Hi Guys! Nymeria here! Mia FINALLY let me take over the blog today since today’s post doesn’t really involve her much. She was too busy HIDING from a tiny little puppy named–

Mia: Excuse me?? How dare you say that?? I wasn’t hiding…I was getting out of your way since you two were running around everywhere!

Well it’s my blog post today so I’m going to say you were HIDING! HA! Anyway, before I was RUDELY interrupted…I was going to say..the puppy’s name is Radar!

He’s a 4 month old French Bulldog and boy does he have a lot of energy! This chubby little nugget was non-stop!

My humom tried really hard to get some good photos but all she got were white blurs! BOL!

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We had so much fun playing together, both my humom and Radar’s humom were really surprised! (Because of our size difference)  But my humom was really proud of me because I was really gentle with him.

He settled into our place quite quickly! The first thing he did when he came in was grab a bone and went on the bed to chew on it! What a character!

He also helped himself to our toy bin!

But I didn’t mind, I was good at sharing my toys. Well…maybe not my favorite ones…but I let him have my snake rope. (Actually it used to be Mia’s but she doesn’t play with it anymore).

My humom started to miss Mia’s puppy days until Radar had an accident on the rug…and then in the bedroom (that one was a STINKY ONE!)..and then another accident under the dining table…in the hallway….where did this guy hold all his pee??? Even though she had placed a pee pad on the floor…he never used it. BOL!

Mia never really warmed up to him by the time Radar’s humom came to pick him up, but I sure hope he come back!

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I hope he doesn’t come back!

Hope you guys had a great weekend!

~Nymeria~

 

Friday Forest Fun with Friends!

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!!

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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!

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Hey! Wait up guys!

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)

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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)!!!

Success!!!

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!

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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!

Double Mischief Monday- Caught in the act!

It’s another Monday and that means another installment of Mischief Monday!

This time though, my humom thought it was pretty funny…no no, she’s feeling fine don’t worry. She thought it was funny this time because she was so focused on me that little did she know…she also caught Nymeria in the act!

She didn’t realize she caught Nymeria on camera until she went back much later to look through her photos! BOL!

BUSTED!

Hope you guys make it through Monday! Did you get into any mischief??

 

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Pee S. In case you were wondering what we were rolling in…it was sea otter poop!! It’s like the jackpot of poops cuz it’s super fishy and stinky and leaves this PAWSOME dark green color on your body and clothes! It also tastes super yummy too! :p