Friday, November 9, 2012

Hasta Luego! Back to Scooby, 11/10/12 (We are Star Fish Throwers)

Happy Days! Gone to Hug Galgos at Scooby!

So excited to return to Scooby! Leaving from San Francisco to Philly on Saturday, 11/10/12 a.m., and arriving in Madrid at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, 11/11/12. Will take the cab to the train, and then the train to Medina del Campo. God willing, I'll arrive in the early afternoon.  My volunteer hero, Melissa Beamish, will pick me up at the train station and bring me to the Scooby sanctuary. From there, who knows what will happen?  It will likely be settling into my digs at the Scooby dorm and then meeting and greeting all of the wonderful animals.  So happy just thinking about it!

My Friend, Melissa, Whom I have Yet to Meet in Person and Her Beloved Hacinta

Melissa learned that her beloved Hacinta is supposed to go to France to her adoption home on 11/16/12, so if this happens, it will be bittersweet. There will be tears of joy and sorrow. I am so glad that I'll be there to share that with Melissa and Hacinta, as they have such a special connection and love for one another.  Am so looking forward to many a late night chat with Melissa to hear of her adventures, as she travels the World, volunteering at the most needy of animal rescue facilities. Yes. Angels do walk among us. 0:-)

Our Bless Sleeps on One of Her Many Beds - Happy Galga Girl!
Bless, our adopted galga of almost two years, will be cheering for her peeps back at Scooby, wishing them the same great life that she has her here in wonderful California, where she is an adored member of the Easter pack/family.  All of this is thanks to the great rescue work that Scooby does. Two years ago, Bless was left at the Scooby facility, and I found our precious needle in the haystack, traveled to Spain to get her, volunteered to learn more, and then brought my princess home.  You cannot believe what a wonderful companion dog she is.  100%+ lovin' from the galgos. Please consider helping Scooby with its mission or adopting a galgo.

So why does Margie and all of these other crazy people do what they do? Does it really make a difference?  An answer: I stumbled across something that was on one of my fellow Scoobettes Facebook pages (Louise Stanforth -- thank you!), and that is this story:

Saving One at a Time Still Makes a Difference

The Starfish Thrower

There was a man who was walking along a sandy beach where thousands of starfish had been washed up on the shore. He noticed a boy picking the starfish one by one and throwing them back into the ocean.

The man observed the boy for a few minutes and then asked what he was doing. The boy replied that he was returning the starfish to the sea, otherwise they would die.

The man asked how saving a few, when so many were doomed, would make any difference whatsoever? The boy picked up a starfish and threw it back into the ocean and said "Made a difference to that one..."

The man left the boy and went home, deep in thought of what the boy had said. He soon returned to the beach and spent the rest of the day helping the boy throw starfish in to the sea....

We are starfish throwers and proud of it! On the immediate horizon, Melissa and I shall be throwing dozens of starfish back. We hope that you will join us in spirit, and in person some day!

Many updates to come as often as possible.

Hasta Luego! Thank you for reading my blog! More to follow. Bless sends her blessings.
Our gorgeous Galga, Bless!

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  1. Way to go, Margie. Can't wait to hear your updates. BIG love to you, and Melissa too xxx

  2. Loved the Starfish story. That´s what it´s all about. Love all of your blog - thank you Margie and Melissa and the dogs!