Although Podenco Post was not launched until January 2011, it is 10 years ago today - 21st November 2007 - when my blog Galgo News was launched and 10 years in December since the first story about a Podenco was published (Jazmin, link below). The first of its kind, my remit was to give publicity to the plight of the galgos and podencos in Spain and the Spanish Islands, sharing information from the rescue associations working 'on the ground' and supporting them in their fundraising and efforts to rehome these fabulous hounds, so maltreated by the Spanish hunters.
Galgo News was born 3 years after facebook was launched, and was a trailblazer in promoting all aspects of galgos and podencos...especially the annual massacre and abandonment of tens of thousands of these innocent and loyal animals, so abused by their galgueros and cazadores.
Having had a greyhound in the UK, when I moved to France in 2002 I was searching for an association through whom I could adopt a greyhound again, and came across the galgo. I joined L’Europe des Levriers and in 2007 travelled with their team to Spain to collect my first galga, Karmel. I wrote an article on the trip which was published in the Weekly Telegraph and you can read the story of the trip on this weblink.