Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dewey Beach

Once again the Dewey Beach weekend has come and gone. This was our ninth year going to Dewey. We never get tired of making the trip and we always have a fantastic time when we are there. As always, we met many great new people and saw old friends there. A bunch of us from Greyhound Rescue met for dinner and it was nice to see everybody. And of course, we picked up the necessary greyhound gear at the vendors to get us through the next year. Who needs department stores when you can buy all your clothes(ok, not actually all of them) at Dewey? My family still can't figure out why every shirt I own has a greyhound on it. All in all it was a great weekend and the weather couldn't have been better. We can't wait to go back next year. On a more serious note, while we were in one of the stores, we met a woman who works with Scooby, which is a leading organization working for the rescue of Galgos(Spanish Greyhounds). Galgos are nearly identical to English Greyhounds and are in a terrible plight in Spain. It seems that the attitudes of the Spanish are entirely different than ours when it comes to animal welfare. Galgos are used in the competitive sport of coursing in Spain. At the end of each coursing season, most of the Galgos are killed, and they suffer a most painful and gruesome death. The preferred method of death is by hanging the Galgos by wire from trees. Truely unbelievable, and absolutely true. We first learned about this some years ago and were reminded about this by meeting this woman. I am not sure how much we can do on this side of the Atlantic, but I am going to put my thinking cap on to see if there anyway we can help these people who are working so hard to stop this senseless slaughter. Here is the link to the Scooby website so you can read for yourself what is going on.

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