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  1. Two years ago today, we had to say goodbye to our first greyhound Celeste (ICU Celeste). She was 14 y/o. As our first, i wanted to know everything about her. I reached out to her breeder and racing owner, Paula Sholtz, who had an excellent memory of all her dogs. Later, we became Facebook friends and she always "liked" the photos and videos I posted of Celeste. For everyone who ever had an ICU greyhound, they were special because of Paula, Brad and their family. Looking back on a Facebook post about Celeste's passing, I saw a comment from Paula and wondered why I hadn't seen any posts from her lately. I looked on her timeline and saw that she had passed away from cancer earlier this year. RIP Paula and thank you for always caring about the dogs you bred.
  2. Graft is closing on July 27. If you’re there earlier in the week, definitely go. It’s not dog-friendly though. I think the deal with Stonecat is that dogs are welcome on the back deck for lunch only, but must sit off the side of the deck. So yeah, not the best choice if you want to bring the pups. We go for dinner and leave ours in the cabin. Weinery is definitely dog friendly outside.
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  4. Hugs to Bella. I love those stubborn old dogs. Darcy was 14.5 y/o at her last Grapehounds. We gave her plenty of breaks in our cabin, but she still enjoyed getting out to some of the wineries. GRAFT is closing on Saturday, July 27. We're hoping to get there earlier in the week before they are gone for good.
  5. Regan and I (Laura) will be there with galgos Encarna and Rhythm from Monday, July 22 until Monday, July 29. Who else is at the Lodge? Thought you might enjoy this article about the Lodge's history. https://www.mountainhomemag.com/2019/06/29/202533/vacation-like-it-used-to-be?fbclid=IwAR0tVmunt9cYMI3DKzw8_re-bEbBz1CRorKKy5_EA84MOeTMjcx31IKKKCc
  6. We bought a Coolaroo nylon elevated bed, but our dogs refused to use it... until we put our Costco bolster bed on top of it.
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    I feel honored to have known River from the day you adopted her. She was an absolute love and our Encarna's favorite dog in the entire world. We lost Bonny and Celeste with no warning signs. Those sudden, unexpected losses are hard to cope with and make you feel so helpless. I look forward to seeing you at Grapehounds. We'll have a toast to River!
  8. We lost Faye Oops and Beatrix to osteosarcoma. We lost Bonny in a tragic accident. We lost Darcy to a tumor. We lost Celeste to hemangiosarcoma. I think it’s easier, in a way, when the decision is made for you. It was always very clear to us when our dogs were ready to cross. I’m sorry you’re having to think about this with Bella.
  9. I'm so sorry. Ruby was fortunate to have been loved for so many years by your family.
  10. We will miss you, Jan and Dave. I hope everything is OK.
  11. I just checked the GIG Facebook group. I didn't see mention of the Eisenhower specifically, but it did mention that dogs should be muzzled in hotel corridors. We stay at the Quality Inn and don't have corridors to worry about. Toni Duchi Admin · Yesterday at 11:47 AM igated to pay attention to what your (their) dog is doing. No flexi-leads, no long leads with dogs flying out at the end...there are upwards to 1,000 dogs at this event and it is up to all of us to pay attention and be cautious. This year for the first time, we are asking people to wear muzzles on your dogs in the hotel hallways. There was a serious incident last year where someone had multiple dogs and they literally pulled her to attack another dog...muzzles would have prevented the ultimate damage. Please, please, let's keep this event as safe as possible...
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    Iker was my first introduction to galgos. He was a survivor and a gentle soul. You gave him a great life. Despite what Xavi says, dont pee on Beatrix when you see her over the bridge.
  13. We get our piddle pads from them. Most places don’t carry ones that are large enough for our hounds.
  14. We’ll be there Friday - Sunday. Definitely call the Quality Inn closer to the event for cancellations.
  15. And Robin met Beatrix while volunteering at FBM! She introduced us via Skype.
  16. Congratulations! What a handsome man. Our first galgo, Beatrix, came from FBM. We currently have two galgos, Rhythm and Encarna.
  17. I hope you can figure it out, Nancy! We had to set-up a Vimeo account (free), pay the $7 rental and then played it through out Apple TV. The hardest part was figuring out the captions. Regan went through a bunch and it was finally Italian that showed up in English. It was a bit crazy, but we figured it out! It was excellent. I think the only shelter shown was FBM. Youll have to report back on what you think. Of course, you have first hand experience through your volunteer work. Rhythm is the only one of our three that was tattooed. Here was the explanation Petra provided. https://m.facebook.com/notes/sage-save-a-galgo-español/your-galgo-can-have-a-tattoo/823916964382884/ We suspect that Rhythm was quite good hunter since he was older and treated well by his gualguero, who surrendered him directly to the shelter and told them he was his favorite. Quite a difference from Beatrix, who we really dont know anything about, but had so many scars.
  18. Tonight we watched the documentary Yo Galgo. Its available for rent on Vimeo, which was a bit of a hassle to figure out and get the subtitles correct. It was excellent. It gave us great insight to our galgos lives, especially Rhythm who was tattooed and likely competed in the championships. Beatrixs shelter, Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert, was also featured.
  19. We got ours from Houndstown. Too bad you didn't post this a week ago. They had an awesome sale for Black Friday / Cyber Monday! http://www.houndstown.com/apparel/
  20. Agree. I came to this harsh realization after our first galgo, Beatrix, had osteo in her pelvis. We got into galgos hoping to avoid osteo... and lost.
  21. If anyone is ever interested in horseback riding, make a reservation at Painted Bar Stables in Burdett. A group of 8 of us Grapehounders went yesterday. Erika and her husband Dan were terrific. She did a great job of pairing riders with horses. We were supposed to ride for 1.5 hours, but wound up riding for 2 hours. Terrain was varied and adequately challenging. Loved it!
  22. That's so cool, Mo! BTW, Sara asked about "must do" things at Grapehounds. I mentioned the Prime Rib at Seneca Lodge. I told her that she could find Sean there. Tricia too! I'm just Vickie next to her Julie. Plus, she has the Cruise Director shirt.
  23. I feel fairly certain that Encarna is a galgo mix, especially next to Rhythm. It just makes them extra special.
  24. Well, now that I know where Cabin 87 is (one of the stand alone ones in the center area), I believe that Petra and Jack stayed there during their last Grapehounds a couple of years ago. It's one of the newer ones, but has a tiny porch. Only one-step, from what I recall, which would be good for Bella.
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