Thursday, October 27, 2005


Some photos need no commentary.

And yes, I did take this one earlier this morning while walking home from Bar Alcázar. Welcome to rural Spain!


At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Lenox said...

Hi Sal. A lot of our good ol' boys down in the south use them for hunting. Till they're eighteen months old or so - then they kill them. Tie them to a tree to starve; hang them or just pegarles un tiro.
Gloomy stuff - I've just finished writing an indignant letter to El Mundo (which, on past showing, they won't publish).
I'm on hospital duty again in a rain-swept Pamplona. I've been here so long I'm thinking of running for mayor (and banning bullfighting - reckon my chances?).
Got any of that Danish beer left?

At 4:14 PM, Blogger Sal DeTraglia said...

Hey Lenox:

There are a lot of hunters in my town. On Sunday mornings, you can see many walking through town carrying shotguns. I always wondered why there were so many greyhounds around here (and why they are inevitably owned by out-of-shaped men with tobacco-ravaged faces).

Then I saw a sign posted on Bar Alcazar's "Club de Cazadores" billboard pertaining to hunting with greyhounds. Odd. I have hunters in my family in the US, and I've never heard of anyone using greyhounds as a hunting dog.

I hadn't heard tales about killing them after 18 months, but that wouldn't surprize me. One of my neighbors has a pretty Golden Retriever who has never been permitted to set a paw in his garden. That poor dog just sits on the front porch from morning to night (except for 4-5 potty walks around the neighborhood...which tend to last about five minutes each).

Perhaps the animal rights cause could use a jump start around here. Perhaps a letter to El Mundo is a good start.

BTW...the Danish beer was gone the second night after it arrived. I have a reputation to uphold, you know.

Hope you two get back to Almeria soon.



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