Friday, July 14, 2006

Pippa!




pippa thinking she is getting dinner at our table! those big ears! she is an andalucia podenca breed, i think maybe something else mixed in there too! and she is small for the breed too, and they are normally used for gun dogs, when the hunter goes out with a new dog and fires the gun, if the dog bolts or crys out they just leave out there all alone to fend for themselves... thats why there are so many stray podenco roaming the sierras here, her mom was found giving birth on someones land and they then tried to home the 5 pups, the dog homes here are awful. in malaga it was the custom until only this year to put the dogs down once a week in a gas chamber, a horrific drawn out death, a hundred or so dogs at a time.

Love is something that begins when nothing is looked for in return...

TTFN
Marian

6 comments:

Amanda said...

How very true... I truly enjoyed visiting your blog.

forget me not said...

My what big ears you've got Pippa!
The better to hear you with my dear...
What a cutie. Spain is about at the same level as Italy with regards to strays. Here, people abandon their dogs on the autostrada when they go on vacation! Every summer, hundreds of dogs go around, desperately looking for their owners. They often cause accidents and people are seriously injured or even die. What cruelty!

Marian said...

thank you amanda, please pop in again whenever your passing! it does sort of feel like that, friends passing through...

Marian said...

forget me not... hopefully it will get better here soon, its a 2000€ fine for not have your dog or cat chipped, which is an excellant measure against people just abandoning their pets now.

Honora said...

Chipped? As in microchip buried under their skin?

Pippa is a lovely dog -- and she looks so happy!

Marian said...

honora... yes, a little chip slipped in under the skin, when they put it in she yelped my poor little baby! the needle looked like an old fashioned ink pen with a quill and the chip was in the quill bit and once inserted under the skin pushed out and in her!