Sunday, March 30, 2014

Oscar's Journey in Photos

Oscar's journey started where he was found, in Linares, Jaen, Spain.

From Linares, he was taken to the BaasGalgo shelter, in Madrid.  At BaasGalgo, Oscar was known as Waku.

Then on to a foster home, where he had a warm bath.

His foster family loved him very much.  ♥

Preparing to travel from Madrid to New York!

Saying goodbye to his caretakers.


Oscar's Passport.
Arriving safely at JFK (New York).
With volunteers with The Sighthound Underground (SHUG), preparing to travel to Washington, DC.
Oscar spent a week in DC, along with his travel buddy Alatriste.

Then it was time to travel to my house!  From our ride home together. 

First evening at home.

The next day, with his new best buddy, Jimmy Chew.

Playing with Jimmy and Harvey.

Post-snow nap.  :)

Jimmy showing Oscar the ropes.

And the journey is complete.  Thank you to all of Oscar's sponsors, caretakers, and especially to the folks at BaasGalgo and SHUG.  ♥

There's A New Kid in Town

Here is our newest family member, Oscar!  

Oscar is a Spanish Galgo, and had a long journey to our home.  His story, as we know it, began when he was rescued by Baas Galgo.  

Oscar (named Waku by Baas Galgo) was found in Linares, JaĆ©n, a gypsy neighborhood in Spain. He was all alone and searching for food on the grounds of a factory.  He came to me via The Sighthound Underground, which partners with many Galgo rescue groups in Spain, along with other organizations across the world to help Sighthounds find forever homes.

Little Oscar is approximately two years old.  We'll never know his birthdate, but we'll celebrate it 6-months after his Gotcha Day, which was February 1.  He has a wiry coat and a pretty serious underbite! We think it adds to his charm.  He's a wee-thing, weighing in at just over 40 pounds. He won't get much larger than he his now, but that's OK with us!

Welcome Home, Oscar!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Vintage Sighthound Art

Collecting vintage Sighthound images is one of my favorite pastimes.  Recently I was thrilled to discover a new artist, Louis Icart.  Icart was prominent during the Art Deco period, and his paintings and illustrations beautifully convey life in Paris and New York during the 1920's and 1930's.  That particular era resonates strongly to me.  So much so that I bought and live in a 1928 bungalow.

Here are just a few examples of Icart's work.  Enjoy!



Back to Blogging

We've been offline for over a year, but I hope you'll welcome us back.  Facebook diverted my attention for a while, but I've come to realize that blogs are what I most enjoy. Since we've been gone a few things have changed.

First, I'm so sad to share the news that we lost Jackson to Osteo. He pulled up hurting after playing in the yard one day and just a month later we said goodbye.  Harvey, Jimmy Chew, and I all miss Jackson so, but I'm thankful for all of the memories we shared together.

The day before his symptoms became apparent we took these fun photos:  The Leprechaun Outtakes

These photos are some of my favorites, and I look at them often, especially if I've had a bad day or am just longing to see the boys all together.   You were the best boy, Jackson.

On a happier note, last month I adopted a Spanish Galgo. His Gotcha Day was February 1, and I'll share more about him in a future post.

Meanwhile, I hope all of our blogger friends are well, and I'm looking forward to catching up!