I’m with a new friend here: he is my dad’s dog Urkel, a beautiful greyhound galgo with an happy ending story. He was one of the greyhound galgos rescued from Spain by an organization who placed them around Europe. Lately the media brought the attention on the Galgos stories. For those who don’t know anything about it, most of these dogs have been victim of abuse. The Greyhound have been used/abused a lot in Europe, for hunting and running.
As soon as my dad came to know about this, he went to Milan where the organization had set the meeting with the future families of the rescued dogs, and my dad took Urkel with him. Don’t worry about how skinny he is, because that’s how he is supposed to stay according to the vet. I promise he isn’t starving! I think that he saw the camera for the very first time in his life, because he was curious about the fact that we were taking the photos with him. Adopting him litterally my dad’s life, it’s amazing how he gained a new loyal friend by making a good action.
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Oggi sono con un nuovo amico: vi presento Urkel, il cane di mio padre, un levriero con una storia a lieto fine. Lui è uno dei tanti levrieri galgo spagnoli che purtroppo sono stati maltrattati, ma grazie ad un’associazione che se ne occupa, sono stati adottati in tutta Europa.
Appena mio padre ha saputo la storia di questi levrieri è andato a Milano per un incontro organizzato da questa associazione e ha adottato Urkel. Non preoccupatevi se lo vedete così magro, è come dovrebbe essere (il veterinario ha confermato). Immagino che questa fosse la prima volta che vedeva una macchina fotografica, infatti era molto curioso del fatto che gli stessimo scattando delle foto. Se stavate considerando l’idea di adottare un levriero galgo, potete rivolgervi alla SOS Levrieri come ha fatto mio padre, farete una buona azione e guadagnerete un amico fedele.
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Your dog is beautiful and you both look adorable!
aww what a sweet story! he is a beauty!
What a lovely dog! Greyhounds are very smart and loyal dogs. Lucky you! xo~ Lena 🙂
Beautiful post!!! ♡ Kisses!!
Looks like I can comment on your posts again. 🙂 This is such a heartwarming story, Alessia! I am so happy your dad was able to save Urkel. I’m curious about how he got his name. There was a show in the 90s here in the US called “Family Matters” and the main character was named Steve Urkel. Urkel’s name reminds of the that show. Lol!
Hi Lizzy, I finally solved this problem so everyone can leave comments again! Thank you so much for letting me know, I had no idea.
Thank you for your kind message, Urkel already had this name when he arrived in Italy. We didn’t know how to pronounce his name at first, so Urkel wasn’t giving us much of attention when we called him, we figured out later how to call him with the right accent. 🙂
Thank you again Lizzy!!!
You are so welcome, Alessia! 🙂 I’m glad the problem is solved now. That is such a cute story about Urkel. I’m glad you figured out the right pronunciation of his name! 😉 Big hugs! XoXo!
I loved the rescue story and I really admire your dad for it.
Such a beautiful dog! You look amazing in the photos and I love your outfit!