Otherwise known as Candy. She was nicknamed Scuttle because when she first arrived at April and Paul Carrier's home at Rota, in Spain, her spine was deformed and curved, which made her move in a peculiar way. She had to mince with her back legs and looked like she needed to poop all the time.
She was found wandering on a motorway in Sevilla, and had jumped straight into the open door of a car being driven by a Spanish couple who, luckily, had been able to stop and rescue her from almost certain death on the busy road - it was no accident she was there....she had been left there to die.
Candy was loving and friendly right from the start, but very thin and delicate, and only about 6 months old at most. When our vet examined her, she found no broken bones, and said that almost certainly Candy had been kept in a crate too small for her as she was growing, and this had deformed her spine.
As she was young, and her bones were still soft, her spine gradually began to straighten, she moved with more grace and less scuttle, and she was able to integrate with the other galgos with whom she travelled to France, where she has found a loving home, sleeps on the sofa, and helps with the gardening!
Report by April Carrier, www.alphadogworld.com