A Favorite Photo Captured at Scooby, as the Galgos Await Dinner
Dusting off my keyboard to write you about two things: a fund raising auction that my friend and fellow volunteer, Nancy Young Hanson and I held for Scooby earlier this year, and my most recent trip to Spain in November 2016.
Our Fund Raising Auction Raised 2,000 Euro for Scooby
|Gorgeous Hand-made Coat Donated by Maja from Slovenia|
Back to Scooby to Volunteer!
Had my 12th visit to volunteer in November 2016 and brought back two gorgeous galgos for adoption, Aria and Solace, who are available for adoption. Contact Hound Sanctuary for more information.
|Darrell Easter with Aria and Solace Scooby Galgos|
Available for Adoption Through Hound Sanctuary in Oregon
This was another perfectly wonderful trip. Why do I do this?
It's About the Animals
|Who Could Resist?|
Met This Handsome Galgo on my Winter Visit to the Shelter
It's plain and simple, I've been traveling to Spain twice each year for the past six years to volunteer at Scooby and spend precious time with the shelter animals, to help however is needed, and to bring dogs to the U.S.A. for adoption, where they literally go from rags to riches. So many happy stories about the dogs that have been adopted. It truly warms my heart!
|Stop... in the Name of Love!|
|Um... Does this Make My Nose Look Big?|
|We are Politely Waiting for Our Cuddles|
She is an Adorable Tiny Galga.
Lost Toes on Her Back Feet from an Infection.
Bringing Special New Shoes for Her on My Upcoming Visit.
It's About the People
|These are MY People.|
They are Scooby Staff and Volunteers.
I Love Them and Love Spending Time with Them!
Every time I visit Scooby, I marvel at the fantastic staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to support the shelter. It is difficult work, and these folks come from local Spanish communities and many other countries to help care for the animals. They are unsung heroes that care so much about doing the right thing. I am honored to know them and to have had the chance to work with them on my volunteer visits. Thank you. You are the best of the best!
It's About the Place
|Medina del Campo Train Station|
I love Scooby and I love Spain. There is something about spending time with hundreds of animals in a shelter, way out in the countryside that brings you right back to what matters in life. It grounds me. It is delightful, yet at times, it is very difficult. I dream about it all of the time when I'm away, and I cannot wait to return. It is the real deal...
Nancy Young Hanson and I will meet up at JFK on June 16th to travel to Madrid. We'll take the train to Medina del Campo, and then work at the shelter for a week. We're spending four nights in Madrid to relax, where I'll spend my birthday, and we'll be exploring that great City once again. Very excited to return! I'll take lots of photos and share afterward. Will be bringing two lucky galgos back to California for adoption via Greyhound Friends for Life.
Hasta Luego! Thank you for reading my blog. Bless sends her blessings! Sara sends smiles!
|Our gorgeous Galga, Bless!|
|Our gorgeous Galga, Sara!|
Traveling to Spain? Consider becoming a Flight Angel and transporting dogs to the U.S.A.