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In this issue of The Healthy Hound Quarterly you’ll notice a fair amount of content about Galgos (Spanish Greyhounds). They did this for a couple of reasons, partly because there is an increasing number of galgos adopted in the US and they have their own unique characteristics that both veterinarians and adopters need to be aware of. Dr Guillermo Couto and his team of Ohio State University have written a couple of interesting articles on their studies.
I had been interested, OK, obsessed with retired racing greyhounds for over 20 years but the time was never right to bring one into my life. About 11 years ago I noticed that the greyhounds were going to be at a local Petco store doing meet and greets from Thanksgiving to Christmas. It was right across from my Mom’s favorite restaurant.
After lunch we went over to the store to see the hounds. When I told the meet and greet rep that I had always wanted a greyhound she asked why haven’t I sent in my adoption application. My Mom was the sticking point. I had a very lively wired haired fox terrier at home along with two parrots. Everyone had to get along. I had never had two dogs at the same time before. The rep suggested I bring my fox terrier Scout in to see how he got along with the hounds. A week later I did just that and found that Scout was not afraid of them or overly interested in them. This could work.
The galgueros continue to claim they don't hang dogs. This is in Rociana recently!
'Although we always see these scenes on Facebook and in the news, we never hope to find it. This is the reality for the galgos.
This is what I had to find in the field when I went out with my dogs for a walk. A very young galga which has been hung and thrown there in the middle of the field, nor have they even had the delicacy of having buried her after her horrendous death. I only wish you galguero.... son of the great whore - that you have the same death that she has had, slow and painful. You stayed next to her while she was hanging and fighting for her life, and when she ran out of strength and without oxygen you cut the rope to throw her there in the middle of the field. What kind of person is able to do that....
Hopefully we'll find out who did this, we won't stop investigating. Please... If anyone knows to whom this galguit belonged or has any clue of who did this, contact us in a totally anonymous way. We will never reveal the name of those who give us clues or data that make us reach who did this. She had no chip.
Please don't be alarmed at the photos of Remus. This is the first photo of him coming out of the perrera weighing 18kg. The second and 3rd photos were taken today weighing 17kg.(see below)
During the first week he actually went up to 22kg, but I think that this was mainly water replacement because he was so dehydrated, having fed him top quality wet food. Then the distemper really kicked in, he went down to 20kg, then 18 and then 16. If you think he looks bad now I'm sure you wouldn't have liked to see him when he was 16kg, that's why I photo'd him with his jacket on, and also to keep him warm.
From the looks of these galgos lying panting, I would guess the bastard galguero has just run the 6 of them on lead alongside his van with his arm through the window. Here's the message from the Protectora of Baeza.
It's very urgent!!
A galguero doesn't want these 6 Greyhounds, 3 of them are puppies of 6 months, 3 adults. He may give them to another galguero but we need to rescue them. 2 are going to another association, that leaves 4 we need find places for them. We don't have room.
Please share for all places to see if we can find a solution or they will surely have a bad end. If anyone can foster please,
I hope regular readers will have chuckled at the Richard Skipworth greyhound glossary cartoons I occasionally publish. Well, now he's produced a book of two years' worth of his cartoons, together with 4 Christmas Card designs and a 2019 calendar. All sold to raise funds for the Greyhound Trust. Info below.
I've also produced a range of Christmas cards for the Greyhound Trust again this year, and they asked me to help in promoting them - see link above. According to their page, overseas shipping is available, details on this link. https://greyhoundtruststore.com/pages/about-us
The calendar is available to buy on ebay but beware, postage is expensive.
And another sweet brindle dog with Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert
'We have just welcomed Pipi, this beautiful little dog with sweet big eyes that tell us a sad story for now, we hope they will soon be able to tell us a very different story. Pipi arrived with a cut in her neck, which seems to indicate that she has been tied for a long time. We are going to heal the wound but we hope to heal another deeper wound, being a battered dog. We would like you to find a home soon. Would you give her that opportunity? Thank you'
Ghuy returns to Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert shelter after 2 years sharing home life with his family. Due to the incompatibility of schedules and the pancreatic insufficiency that Ghuy suffers, his family could not attend Ghuy's care. We are sorry that this boy has to be with us after living with a family, the change could be very hard for him.
Ghuy needs a treatment to be able to absorb the nutrients of the food and diet control, nothing out of the ordinary. Would you give Ghuy a home? We hope someone could! Thank you all.