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Happy birthday Havana!
Can’t believe you’re already 8 years old :O
And we’ve had you for almost 4 years now 🙂
We’ve celebrated by going to your favorite place and serving you delicious chicken wings for dinner 🙂
We are so grateful to have you in our lives and hearts. You are one of a kind ❤
Oh, we’ve had a rocky start to 2016.
Foxy got increasingly aggressive toward Fiffi and Havana at home, causing us many sleepless night over the last year.
Ravan past away very suddenly in February (12,5 years old). Thankfully he was strong and happy right until his very last evening and then, everything went really quickly.
He left an enormous void of course and the situation with our three girls didn’t get any easier after that.
With the consent of Foxy’s former home, the rescue centre Dietas Nest, we had started looking for a new home for her in january.
I don’t think that I have ever felt so bad or guilty in my life. I felt like a total failure and that I had let Foxy down.
We had many families contacting us, showing interest, but then I got an email and a visit from Nelly with her Italian Greyhound Iso.
It didn’t take long for them to fall in love and after the first sleepover and test run at Nellys place, it hit me like a ton of bricks: Foxy will be happier with Nelly and Iso than she ever was, or could be, with me.
Like a punch in the stomach and like a slap in the face, and so very necessary for me to understand…
As a very nice person involved in rescue told me: Sometimes it just doesn’t work out, no matter how hard you try.
So there we found ourselves sin March 2016. No Ravan, no Foxy. Just Fiffi and Havana and the house felt really empty. We looked at each other during our forest walks and trips to the ocean and kind of shrugged our shoulders. “Is this it?”.
Fiffi tried to do some sprints, but Havana wasn’t interested.
One day TSV Galgo Friends put up a post on Facebook about a young galga who needed to be rehomed.
She came from Spain to Germany at around 16 weeks of age.
The shelter that I support in Spain: Ciudad Animal, had been to the local pererra (kill station) and found a galga who had recently given birth. They were told that her owner, a hunter, didn’t know if the father of the litter was a purebred Galgo, so instead of waiting to see- he put his pregnant dog in a kill shelter and left her to her fate.
Fortunately Ciudad Animal took her out of there along with her two puppies.
One of those puppies then came to a German family where she lived almost a year, until circumstances forced them to rehome her.
Young, playful, sweet with kids. Her description seemed to fit our family perfectly.
So we went to pick her up on the first of May in Germany and she has quickly placed herself in our hearts (as well as on our sofas, in our bed and on our kitchen table).
She is crazy, silly, goofy, playful, talkative, a thief and she is enjoying her new life to the fullest.
She reminds me so much of Ravan and of the sides of Foxy that we really cherished.
We are looking forward to all of our future adventures together!
Thank you Carola Birkner from TSV Galgo Friends who entrusted us with this lovely girl!
The unexpected snog🙂
Milou really likes her new friend Loke😀
Picking up Milou from Germany, she was so skinny!!