|Hugging a Beautiful Puppy During the Morning Work at Scooby|
When I awoke that first Scooby morning, it was warm and cozy in the dormitory building, thanks to the two heaters that Melissa Beamish had arranged for me ahead of time. I made delicious coffee and a quick breakfast each day. While I was getting dressed and ready for work, called my husband, Darrell, who was just getting ready for bed (nine hour time difference). Put on my day's comfy work clothes, including a gortex jacket and pants that I purchased prior to the trip, along with a nice pair of rubber boots that I bought at the flea market for a few dollars. Everything was put to good use along the way, so I was happy that I had thought carefully about what to bring, along with help from Darrell.
|Found My Gortex Coat & Pants and Rubber Boots to be Perfect for the Work|
These are Two Beautiful Galgos Ready for the Transport to France, 11/16/12
|Melissa Beamish has a Backpack Cat|
Took Care of the Cats Every Day
|Galgo Mix Puppies Loved to Play - Shortie on the Right|
Podenco Mix Puppies and Their Excellent Momma
|Cat Bird Kitten Perched on My Shoulder - So Small but So Much Personality!|
|Raccoon Enjoys a Good Meal|
On my first work day, two special things happened: the first was that two very special volunteers, Lara Montagna and Luca Casati, who are both animal rescue advocates, were there from Switzerland and Italy to select dogs for adoption and had been there for a couple of days prior to my arrival. We worked with them and got to know them as friends. The second is that a sweet puppy, now named "Shortie" arrived at Scooby.
Shortie was found wondering around Medina del Campo and someone called Fermin Perez to ask him to pick her up. So Shortie arrived the same day that I did. It all came together, and Lara fell in love with her the first day and decided to adopt her. She now lives happily with Lara and is featured each day in a lovely Facebook posting.
|Shortie is Such a Sweet Girl and Now Lives Happily with Lara in Switzerland|
Everybody Loves Shortie!
|Lara Montagna, Switzerland, Choosing Dogs to be Re-homed in Italy|
She was romping with the dogs. She's an angel!
|Melissa Beamish and Luca Casati Visit Scooby Matriarch, Miratu|
Scooby sunrises were unbelievable. It's the best feeling in the World to wake up, know that an adventure is going to unfold, and that you are going to do good work that will make a difference for so many needy animals.The weather was so lovely. The skies were gorgeous and most days, the temps rose to about 60 degrees or more. No rain, except one evening while I was there, and a few very light showers on two of the days. It was cold at night once the sun went down, around 40 degrees, so you had to bundle up.
|The Most Beautiful Skies!|
Next up... Scooby afternoons. Stay tuned!
Hasta Luego! Thank you for reading my blog! More to follow. Bless sends her blessings.
|Our gorgeous Galga, Bless!|
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