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Oops, I did it again. Rita is our newest senior from Casa de Postas in Seville Spain. She's an approximately 8 year old podenco maneta found abandoned in a hunter's field when her usefulness as a puppy factory was done. The rescue group, CdP, took care of her huge hernia, spay, treatment for Leishmanias, and other internal parasites.

Flights from Spain had ended because flight patrons could no longer accompany dogs on the trip to the US. Tracey McLaurin with SHUG created Senior Sighthound Sanctuary. She uses an escort company to bring the dogs over on commercial flights. The group's first transport to JFK was in November. Rita arrived on the second transport Dec 9th. By the 12th she was home in North Carolina. :)

She is blind in one eye and her head is in a permanent tilt, both probably caused by the Leishmaniasis transmitted by a bite from a sand fly. Fortunately her case is under control and being treated with Allopurinol, a medicine for gout in humans.

I'm a sucker for a happy face. And dogs with sad pasts. And since this is December, and since my other 2 podencos Hada and Lulu also had a rough past, I am reminded of the movie "Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys".  Merry Christmas Rita and welcome to your new home. They might be misfits but they look perfect to me.

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Rita is as short as Hada but is longer.
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And here's the whole Macoduck pack:
Hada, Rita, and Lulu in front, then Georgie Girl greyhound and chubby Charlie italian greyhound.
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Charlie the iggy, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz
Angels: Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Misfits? Seems like a perfect fit to me. Welcome home Rita, it’s all good now :beatheart

Well done Ducky :kiss2

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4 hours ago, palmettobug said:

Ducky, as a member of the What's Another One? Enabler Club, I say :pepper.

:lol you are a invaluable friend to have!

Congrats on your new addition Ducky! She does have such a happy face, probably because she knows she’s landed on her feet!

Living with Buddy Molly b. 5 November 2010. Welcomed home 16/6/2018 ❤️

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Welcome home Rita! You are a lovely lady and you are now on the path of loving kindness and happy days.

Mom to Ranger (PB's Long Ranger), Esso (Kiowa Stay Over) and Cookie the rattie mix

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Welcome home Rita! You landed in a great place at the House of Duck!

If you have too many now, I'll take Hada Parsnip off your hands....  :ph34r :D

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5 hours ago, EllenEveBaz said:

What a beautiful, endearing face.  And she looks amazingly long next to Hada.  

Is Georgie learning to be a gentle playmate?  

Yes, although Georgie is disappointed no one plays with her except me. In fact she challenges me to engage when I'm outside doing yardwork. She zooms around and around and doesn't understand why I don't do zoomies too.  :P

Rita still has some "sleep-snarkle" but seconds later all is good.

 

Charlie the iggy, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz
Angels: Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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10 minutes ago, Jerilyn said:

Welcome home Rita! You landed in a great place at the House of Duck!

If you have too many now, I'll take Hada Parsnip off your hands....  :ph34r :D

Hada is way too much of a mama's girl :wub:  .  Biggy iggy Charlie might be available and comes with pee pads.  :rofl

 

Charlie the iggy, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz
Angels: Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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congrats and THANK YOU for helping so many pups in need! :kiss2

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
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On 12/20/2020 at 3:39 PM, macoduck said:

Hada is way too much of a mama's girl :wub:  .  Biggy iggy Charlie might be available and comes with pee pads.  :rofl

Yeah... I don't think so.  Sorry, Charlie.  My own brother's Iggys are too much already. Your sweet little podencos however...

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On 12/20/2020 at 2:39 PM, macoduck said:

Hada is way too much of a mama's girl :wub:  .  Biggy iggy Charlie might be available and comes with pee pads.  :rofl

Poor Charlie! I'm just getting used to not having to do middle of the night turn outs. It's pretty nice. ;)

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Congratulations. I think her head tilt makes her even cuter.

Jan with precious pups Katie Crazykatiebug, Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si) Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; and Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Congratulations!

Rita now has a lovely happy face. :beatheart :beatheart 

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