January 4th: in the afternoon a call is made to the office, a galgo was sighted in a field very close to Scooby. Not the best place to catch a roaming dog, as this field borders the motorway, the provincial road along Scooby as well as the railway. Only on one side is open terrain. To prevent the dog from running into the wrong direction, Dani, Pablo and Sabine take off all three of them, armed with leashes and food to entice the dog to come closer.
Soon they see a gorgeous, elegant galga just a short distance away – unfortunately she seems to have every intention to keep her distance. Every step in her direction is answered with a step back. All of a sudden she disappears. She can walk below te motorway towards the other side of the motorway via gullies. So we quickly grabbed the car and continued our search. Shortly afterwards she was found again, together with two other galgos who were at a further distance. But again it proved impossible to get anywhere near her. Surrounded from three sides she gets the great idea to hide in an abandoned power house. We couldn’t get any luckier. Once ‚gotten‘, she allows Pablo to take her worn body into his arms and carry her to the car, where she falls asleep, totally exhausted, despite the car ride to Scooby being a very short one. Meanwhile her companions have disappeared, so we decide to give it a try and entice them with food to take them to Scooby later.
This little maisy is terribly thin, she must have eaten way too little for a long time. We named her Zare, because that name has such an elegant ring to it and she is such an elegant creature. Zara is still very young. A pretty galga, all brindles, with a wonderful face. Who knows, how many days of her life have been spent wandering the fields. She is a little shy when on the leash, but allows us to hold her in our arms and caress her nevertheless. For now she is living all by herself just to make sure she gets enough food, when she has gained her strenghts and is in good health she may relocate.
All we need for this pretty little girl now, is a loving family, where she can learn just how wonderful the world can be, even for galgos!