Ona, Barcelona, Spain

Ona arrived to Marta’s life, her new mum, the afternoon of the 18th of December 2015. Ona was a gift to a man who was suffering depression due to a delicate health condition, his family thought Ona would bring joy and help for him. The first owner’s health deteriorated, having heart difficulties, and couldn’t take care of her. Those who took the dog from her mum before recommended and bought it, now, were looking for a new home. Marta, casually, was looking to adopt and saw Ona’s story on Facebook. A big, flopsy earred, cute cocker spaniel, in the arms of a blond girl. Marte called the foster family but they had already found a family for Ona. A few days later they called her again, the new family didn’t want her and they offered Ona to Marta. Ona arrived on Friday and it was love at first sight. The door opened and there was the crazy cutie Ona just jumping all around with such excitement. Now, Marte and Ona are totally inseparable; even going to work each day, in a little shop Marta owns.  As Marta said “Ona had to be given away because of her first owners heart, and now she was taking Ona because she filled her heart.

◊ Ona, Barcelona, Spain ◊ Dog story 6 ◊ January 2017 ◊

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Beautiful ginger Ona
Always close to her mum
Naughty girl
Being half otter half dog
With her friend Kala

Ava, Barcelona, Spain

Ava was born 7 years ago in a village in the south of Spain. She was separated from her mother just after birth with her sister. Still with their eyes closed and with the umbilical cord still attached, they put the two little puppies in a taped box to make sure the sad end and threw them at the side of a road. Someone saw the taped box and thought it was weird, or maybe a lost parcel, but when they opened it had the biggest surprise. Unfortunately the rescuers couldn’t give them a home but found a lady who agreed to having them in her garden. That seemed a good idea but ended with the puppies alone, with adult dog food and no love. Thanks to the rescue center Apa Pupetc Centre and Paqui, Ava had the best foster home, so loved so spoilt.

Seven years ago we saw her on the internet, she was 4 months old. We fell in love and Ava became part of our crazy  dog family.

Ava is still a very anxious and unsure dog. She gets really scared with any noise like gusty winds. Despite her having the worst start to life a dog can have, with the family Ava is always looking for cuddles and being close to whatever you are doing. She has a really beautiful and special little spirit.

◊ Ava, Barcelona, Spain ◊ Dog story 3 ◊ January 2017 ◊

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Ava nació en un pequeño pueblo en el sur de España hace 7 años. Solo nacer, junto con su hermana,  fue separada de su madre. Aun tenian el cordón umbilical y los ojos cerrados cuando puesieron a las dos pequeñas en una caja. Embalaron la caja para asegurarse que no saldrían y la tiraron a la cuneta de una carretera. Alguien vio la caja y pensó que era extraño, o quizás un paquete extraviado, la cogió, la abrió y se llevo la más grandes de las sorpresas. La persona que las encontró no se las podía quedar pero se encontró una señora que aceptó tenerlas en su jardín. Parecía una buena idea antes de llevarlas a la perrera siendo tan pequeñas, pero acabó con las pequeñas solas, comiendo pienso para perros adultos y sin ningún cariño. Gracias a  Apa Pupetc Centre y Paqui las rescataron y Ava tuvo la mejor de las casas de acogida. Querida y mimada hasta el infinito.

Siete años atrás la vimos en internet, tenia 4 meses. Nos enamoró en un solo instante y así entró en nuestra loca familia perruna.

Ava es aun ansiosa y muy desconfiada. Se asusta de casi todo hasta de los ruidos. Aunque tuvo el peor principio que un perro puede tener, es cariñosa y siempre buscando atención con su familia. Es una pequeña alma muy especial.

◊ Ava, Barcelona, España ◊ Historia perruna 3 ◊ Enero 2017 ◊

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Beautiful and special · Nikon
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH
On a rainy day · Yashica FX3
Looking foxy during a big hiking day · Nikon
She loves cuddles in bed · Yashica FX3
Everything is ok, Ula is her best buddy, just playing · iphone
Beautiful Ava · Yashica FX3
Of course, with Ula · Nikon
She is special · Nikon
She loves being wild, never too far · Nikon
Having a special moment at the top · Nikon

Joy, Barcelona, Spain

Joy. My beautiful Joy. I adopted her 4 years ago. She was a hunting dog in the south of Spain, and when she became old they abandoned her in the street. She was alone living in the street after have been working for a hunter all her life. Did you know every February in Spain (end of the hunting season) approx 50.000 greyhounds and podencos are abandoned? A hunting dogs NGO rescued her (Galgos 112) and brought her to Barcelona. I already had Ula then. Ula was just a baby and we thought having another buddy for her would be a good idea. They called me one morning saying: -we found your dog, she is perfect for you.

And absolutely she is. She is sweet and sensitive. Funny and happy. And the best companion for Ula, because she is so patient.

Although having a difficult beginning she is still sweet and trusting in humans. They didn’t deserve her.  She is a special spirit!

◊ Joy, Barcelona, Spain ◊ Dog story 2  ◊ January 2017 ◊

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First day of Joy at home 4 years ago · iphone
This is her happy face · Nikon
Hiking · Nikon
Crazy tongue · Nikon
Joy loves water · Nikon
Her couch · Nikon
Feeling wild · Nikon
Her favourite place with Ula • iphone
Her heart smiles with cuddles • iphone

The adventure begins!

This is Spain!  And here I am with one of my beautiful kids, Joy. That’s where we are now getting ready for the new adventure. I have been exploring the mountains of a tiny  village of La Rioja, Spain, called Anguiano,  enjoying some special time with the kids Ula and Joy before I go. Continue reading “The adventure begins!”

Ula, Barcelona, Spain

She is Ula, my sweet baby. She will always be whatever age she is. I took this pic when she was a puppy 4 years ago. As almost all the hunting dogs, she has a sad story. From the south of Spain, separated from her mum just being born and left her with her brothers and sisters for the kids of the family to play as a toy. All of them died from being abused, but not Ula, she is a strong soul. They abandoned her in the bush in winter just as a puppy, alone. She screamed and screamed until a lady who worked for a hunting rescue dogs centre patrolling the zone heard Ula’s cries and rescued her. I adopted her in November 4 years ago. All I saw was a little tiny dog so skinny with huge ears. She had pneumonia, ears infection, and no control of the temperature of her body. I used to carry her everywhere in my little dog carrier and I had to check her temperature every half an hour. Given her bad health condition the vet couldn’t vaccinate her until she was 7 months old, so that means that until then I carried her everywhere I went.

Wherever we are, sometimes, she just wants to be in my arms. She is such special dog! And she loves looking into people’s eyes.

My baby! I changed her life and she changed mine!

◊ Ula, Barcelona, Spain ◊ Dog story 1 ◊ January 2017 ◊

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Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH
Still a puppy and ill, she wasn’t able to be on the ground until she was 7 months old · Yashica FX3
Having cuddles in bed · Nikon
Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH
Feeling wild · Yashica FX3
Sweet eyes · Nikon
Having fun with one of her best buddies Terra · Nikon
She loves food by the way · Yashica FX3
Always close · iphone
No rules at home · iphone