lunes, 27 de julio de 2009
Introducing some galgo friends..... os presento unos amigos de los galgos...
Arca de Noa Murcia. www.noahsarcmurcia.com
On many an occasion a friend of mine said I should have been in touch with Gail, just because we could make good contact. throuh the time I have been dedicated to the galgos I seem to have met many a person, but gail and i have not crossed paths until now, despite having been aware of the work they have done with the assoc, in which they are dedicated to.
Gail and Andrew spend their days being parents to many a galgo. Stepping in when needed, stopping at nothing to make sure they can change a life of an injured sick or needy galgo. That is exactly what they do - change their lives.
As many a foster parent knows the hardships are there, from the beginning to the end, and falling in love all over again with eyes whom you have seen fight hell and then develop faith once again toward the human hand.
Its hard.. very hard at the end of foster care to place your galgo in a crate and send to their new home, they dont know where they are going.. BUT the differance is, they are going in love. They have felt love and honesty, through the cruelest of nights when a galgo cries out in pain, in memory of a stick which blows and reigns down on them.. for they have been born a Galgo and worth nothing unless they can hunt.. to the cries that leave them shacking, the hunger in their stomach but fear which wont let them get close to the food for another dog may attack, in all these moments Gail, Andrew would nurse a broken soul show them the hand of courage and let them know, their pain is over. night after night if necesary. Understanding their torture in their own mind, until the day they win a tail which wags, a bottom which shakes as I call "botty shake" in endless glory when their Mama walks in the house with groceries in happiness just to see them.. then they know they have won them over.
Fostering can take time, it can be a quick YES in order to get galgos out of hell, and then be responsible for them from this moment on, until they grow wings and take flight into the big world and a new family awaits them with open arms.
The days Gail and Andrew go to the assoc. to walk the dogs there, attend rescues, and help in anyway possible, -- well to me its my time to offer them recognition to which many go without.
Seeing a galgo happy in his new family is worth ALL the effort, the pain and the sadness at missing them, this however saves lives, one goes on and saves another since it leaves room for another lost soul to have sanctuary. This is the reality of the plight of the galgos.
I am thrilled that we have become in contact, and of course this happened through the passion for the galgos. Ill include some pictures of some galgos which have been recently rescued by them, and will now go on to their new homes.
In all of this, to whomever reads this, I know Gail and Andrew would like to personally (as do I) to thank their team of fosterers. Without their help, many a galgo cannot reach safety. Most galgos come in destroyed, their souls vacant, their eyes filled in fear, their bodies eskeletal, and many with Leishmania, heartworm, wounds which are inflicted in the cruelest of manners.. the endless walk the fosterers and helpers take in coaxing a wounded destroyed galgo which can take weeks, never giving up and then opening their home and family to start the process of recovery is an enormous part of this project. Within any an association.
The guardian Angels (which is how I refer to associations) sit up as you would with a baby throughout the night, nursing, coaxing, and offering love. Treating wounds, paying money all in order to see the day when a galgo wags his tail and begins to have a bit of a botty shake in doing so, the eyes are brighter and the love is there. All this done in order to help the team. The day then comes forth when an adoption is found and they say goodbye to their work. Knowing they have helped a lost soul, find wings and learn to fly again in the world which they deserve LOVE! A forever family!!!!
Hard as it may be, they do it again and again and again.. a bridge until they reach freedom and their forever home, healed sould body and mind. expenses left to pay for and another one at the door to begin again. Please take into consideration the work load of an assoc. a fosterer, and the rewards are immense. good luck to you all my friends!
I applaud all associations and for this reason I endeavour to keep up my letters and work to publicise them.. loving a Galgo is a love you never knew you had.
If you are interested in helping the galgos, there are many ways.
If you would like to get to know Gail and Andrew and the team at Noahs Arc Murcia better, just click the link above. They're waiting to hear from you!
Meanwhile from Ambo and I, - thanks so much for your labor.. you guys rock! Be blessed always!