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Minnie (now Cleo) the Podenco has a new home

11 Jan

It was a sad day for us on Monday but a good one for Minnie – our friend Alan (Canon!) Bennett has been thinking about getting himself a canine companion for some time and after having met Minnie at our Christmas party, decided that it was time for a decision.

We all went for a walk on Saturday to see how they got along (Mick and I have been walking her on the lead and she is becoming quite good).  She is a real beauty and is going to be one elegant dog.  At the moment, like all puppies, she is full of life and quite a handful, but has her really good, calm moments and I think will make a very good pet for Alan.  I, of course, cried my eyes out when they left, but Minnie hopped in the back of Alan’s car quite happily and off they went.  She will miss us for a while, as we miss her, but long term undoubtedly she will be very happy with Alan.

We have become, unsurprisingly, very attached to Minnie and were adamant that she was not going to go to a rescue centre.  I had been in touch with an amazing girl who rescues Podencos on a regular basis, and finds homes for them.  She was going to help us with Minnie, but obviously we are delighted that after a month at Cortijo del Sevillano, we were able to home her locally where we will be able to see her thrive and grow.

Here is a picture of Alan and Minnie, now Cleo, in her new home – I wonder who is going to be the boss!

Minnie the Podenco

7 Dec

In the never-a-dull-moment-living-in-Spain life, let me introduce you to Minnie (she looks like a little mouse!).  She was left in our friend Nevenka’s garden and I am afraid I am unable to walk away when it is on our own doorstep, so to speak!  There are fantastic animal charities here, but of course, they are bursting with tear-jerking stories of abandoned dogs and cats – Paws is our local one, but before we contact them, we are doing our best to home her ourselves.

As many of you know, the Inn is a bit full at Cortijo del Sevillano with Kevin, the Pointer and Digby the Jack Russell – both rescue dogs (well, Kevin found us and literally lay down on the doorstep).  At Christmas time one is even more given to acts of stupidity where these beautiful creatures are concerned – if you don’t want to be caught, don’t look into there eyes!!  I did and before I knew it there was a great big puppy cage in the hall.

She will going off to the Vet on Friday to be inoculated as it may be easier to home her if she is vaccinated. We are doing a bit of puppy training too in the hope that a well behaved dog will be an easy dog!  In the meantime, we are giving her lots of love, food and a bed by the fireside – if anyone knows anyone in the Almeria area who could perhaps give this wonderful animal a home, she and we would be forever grateful.

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