New Dogs on the block. Our dear Stiggy died last year and now these two have moved in. Mum, Mincy, and four pups were living rough in the area for quite a time apparently. They turned up in the field outside Finca Arboleda and we managed to coax them into our garden. They were all understandably very nervous and it took a while to gain their confidence but eventually we managed to get hold of three of them and they have gone for check ups before being offered for adoption.
We have kept Mincy and one of the pups, Brindle, who we guess is about six months old. They are eating well, look healthy and are slowly starting to trust us. Mincy is a pure Galgo, Spanish Greyhound and we think Brindle is a Galgo, Podenco cross. They seem to spend 90% of their time sleeping and the rest of the time eating or charging around the garden.
Next step is to get them to the vet for a thorough check up, jabs and tagging. That will be interesting. They are very gentle, enjoy a cuddle on the sofa and are looking forward to meeting you all at Finca Arboleda.
As dog owners ourselves we are more than happy to welcome them here. We are mindful that other guests may not be so fond of our four legged friends so tend to restrict it to one per guest or maybe two small ones. We also are not so keen on having them in the peak summer months, they are generally not allowed on the beaches here and they are strictly not allowed in our swimming pool.
Well that’s our position, we have just had a lovely couple staying for five weeks with their miniature dachshunds and this is what they had to say…
We had an extended stay in the Old Stables during April to early May, which was so enjoyable. The accommodation was spotless and every attention to detail catered for with a very well equipped kitchen, a wonderful shower room and two delightful bedrooms with super comfy beds. The location of the Finca and the peaceful ambience make for the perfect place to relax and revive the soul.
The whole area is naturally beautiful and the views across the olive groves to the sea are enchanting. Thank you Mick and Pirkka for making our stay so comfortable and being perfect hosts. Janet and Graham and particularly Phoebe and Oscar our dachshunds