From Bev Farmer of Podenco Friends.
'“Vivir con miedo es vivir a media.” It means roughly, “To live with fear is to live a life half-lived.. That was Hingas life
To understand why Podencos arrive so fearful you have to see first hand how they live. For Hinga years of chained to a wall in a darken building left her with no trust in people and really had no reason to trust people.
She struggled with a different life and couldn't overcome her fears and many times I wondered would Hinga be locked in the prison of her mind for eternity . Over the months she made a little progress and only when I took her away from the finca for her walks did I get to see a different Hinga. Here was not the place for her to heal and Dave Bennett and Heather Bennett fostered her for almost a year and this was a stepping stone to her new life.
In January 2020 Hinga made her journey to her new home and finally that wall of fear that encased Hinga just melted away. She had found her family and was ready to run free.
From a life in chains to running on the beach more that I could have ever imagined for her. So many people were part of Hingas journey from the team on Gran Canaria to mainland Spain to the UK and to Gavin and Ian who adopted her. Thank you to everyone you changed her life forever