Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Why Would You Give Up Thanksgiving Holiday for Another Volunteer Adventure at Scooby in Spain?

This is Why We Return to Scooby Again and Again... for the Animals
Why in the world would someone from California give up one of the comfiest and coziest of all American holidays to travel all the way to Spain to work at an animal rescue facility, Scooby Medina del Campo?

Further, why would anyone give up a delicious turkey dinner with family and friends to eat all meals in the communal Scooby kitchen?
Scooby's Communal Kitchen -
Many a Good Meal after much Hard Work, Good Conversation, and Socialization has been had in this very simple and humble Kitchen. It is truly a multi-national gathering place. I've shared times here with folks from 6-7 different countries - Amazing!

On top of that, why would one want to think about waking up early on a cold fall/winter morning, putting on layers of clothing, and then cleaning dog and cat pens, shoveling poop, preparing food, and caring for the needs of hundreds of dogs (many galgos), and other animals, including cats, raccoons, rabbits, horses, cows, donkeys, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens when they could be relaxing, overeating, and sleeping in every day?  So am I nuts or what? ;-)
The Scooby Medina del Campo Sanctuary
Making Miracles Every Day for Many Animals

To me, the answer is simple: If it was in your heart to do so, and you had the means to help, why wouldn't you?  Thanks to God, I have Thanksgiving week off, and can go to Spain to volunteer. So happy to return for my fifth volunteer visit to Scooby Medina del Campo in just a few short days! 

My first visit was back in April, 2011, when I went to bring back my first galga, Bless. Bless is such a wonderful companion pet. She is sweet, loving, gentle, affectionate and in a word, "perfect". Three years and four volunteer trips later, I feel more passionately than ever about supporting Scooby and helping these lovely rescued animals find loving homes and families.  You just cannot go wrong bringing one of these lovelies into your heart and home.  Another surprise for our pack is that this past Summer, we adopted another galga, Sara, from a different rescue group in Spain. Both galgas are such wonderful, loving pets!
Sara (left) and Bless (right) - Our Two Wonderful Spanish Galgas 
Leaving for Spain next week, staying at the Scooby sanctuary for seven nights and then in Madrid for two nights to do some sight-seeing.  During my time there, I look forward to seeing and caring for the animals, as well as working with wonderful Scooby volunteers and staff. Every time I visit Scooby, it truly restores my faith in humanity.  The staff, volunteers, adoption families and supporters are absolutely amazing people with HUGE hearts. All have the common goal, which is to make things better for the animals. 

During my visit at Scooby, I'll take lots of photos and videos of the animals who desperately need homes so that I can help raise awareness and expedite their adoptions. If you have a favorite that you'd like me to focus on, please let me know.

Stay tuned for more updates, as I embark upon my next Scooby adventure.

Hasta Luego! Thank you for reading my blog. More to follow. Bless sends her blessings. Sara sends smiles!

Our gorgeous Galga, Bless!

Our gorgeous Galga, Sara!

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