Podcast Episodes

Episode 84: Rich Skipworth’s Magic

A conversation with cartoonist Rich Skipworth.

In this episode, we welcome greyhound cartoonist and humorist Rich Skipworth back to the show. Rich talks to us about his muse––his greyhound, Magic, about his new book (Rich Skipworth’s Greyhound Glossary 2), the idiosyncrasies of greyhounds, and more.

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Episode 83: A Conversation with Renowned Greyhound Artist Linda K Evans

Find hidden greyhounds in the Botanical Series.

Pull up a chair and listen to a conversation with renowned American greyhound artist, Linda K Evans. Ms. Evans talks to us about her technique, approach to her art, her Botanical Series with hidden greyhounds, and her greyhound, a celebrity in his own right, Sid.

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  • View the Linda K Evans website.
  • The Linda K Evans Botanical Series Raffle for Candy Cane Rescue:
    Each week through September 27, 2019, one of twelve signed, matted, 11″ x 14″ prints form the Botanical Series will be raffled for the benefit of Candy Cane Rescue (CCR). CCR’s mission is to rescue greyhounds and other dogs from the China meat trade, rehabilitating them and then having them homed in the USA, the UK, and other European counties.

    • Open internationally––note that winners outside the USA will be responsible for shipping costs.
    • View the gallery of each week’s print raffle on Facebook.
    • Each chance is US$2; bulk chance discounts are available as follows, in US dollars:
      • 26 for $47 (save $5)
      • 36 for $65 (save $7)
      • 48 for $86 (save $10)
      • 60 for $100 (save $20)
      • 72 for $119 (save $25)
      • 84 for $138 (save $30)
      • 96 for $157 (save $35)
      • 108 for $176 (save $40)
      • 120 for $190 (save $50)
    • Chances are available via PayPal, debit, or credit card. Please indicate in your payment which print or prints, along with the allocation of your chances, that you’d like to enter to win.
  •  Virtually experience Linda and Ron’s gorgeous AirBNB, Kingsley Grist Mill, Covered Bridge and Waterfall, in Vermont.
  • You can catch Linda K Evans and her greyhound, Sid at:

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Episode 82: Go On a Virtual Galgo and Podenco Transport, New York to Madrid and Back

Rescued hunting dogs from Spain flying to safety in the USA.

Every Spring and Fall, volunteers, called transporters, fly from the USA to Spain, often on a return flight within hours. They are the transporters––folks who accompany rescued galgos, podencos, and other hunting dogs to the States for adoption.

What’s it like to be a transporter and what goes on behind the scenes? In this episode, you’ll meet Ellen Ganopoulos who will take you along for a ride on a virtual transport, New York to Madrid and back again with up to six “new Americans.”

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Enjoying this podcast? Please consider donating to your host’s group, The Candy Cane Rescue USA Fundraising Group. Your donation will help Candy Cane Rescue save more greyhounds and other dogs from the China meat trade.

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Episode 81: When’s a Greyhound Not a Greyhound? When He’s a Galgo!

If it looks like a greyhound … it may not be a greyhound.

Trigger Warning: This episode is about a topic that may be a trigger for some and includes discussions about animal abuse. While the host and guests have not detailed abuse, listeners are asked to listen at their discretion.

You may have heard the news … there’s a “shortage” of greyhounds in the States. While that statement isn’t exactly true, there are fewer racing greyhounds available for adoption in the U.S. than there have been in past years. Some greyhound rescue groups have been looking to fill the void by looking across the Atlantic toward Spain. Other rescue groups have been working with Spanish partners for years. Why? Because Spain has an astronomical amount of galgos, also known as “Spanish greyhounds,” that are in desperate need of homes.

Most galgos may look like greyhounds to the untrained eye. But make no mistake, they are quite different from greyhounds.

In this episode, meet Founder Telma Shaw of Galgo Padenco Support based in California. Telma and one of her galgo transporters, Ellen Ganopoulos, sat down with us to answer the question: “What’s the difference between a galgo and a greyhound?” and to talk to us about the plight of galgos in Spain, what’s being done to help them, and The Male Galgo Project.

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Episode 80: One Rescuer’s Experience Saving Greyhounds in China

Flying greyhounds to safety in the UK and USA.

Trigger Warning: This episode is about a topic that may be a trigger for some and includes discussions about animal abuse. While the host and guest have not detailed abuse, listeners are asked to listen at their discretion.

There’s no easy way to say it:  a small population in China eats dogs, including greyhounds. With underground racing popular among some Chinese, the meat trade in the country is bursting with greyhounds. It’s a horrific situation. But there are brave, compassionate people in China, the UK, and the USA working together to save greyhounds and other dogs trapped in horrific circumstances.

In this episode, we sit down with the founder of Elite Greyhounds South Florida, Sonia Healy Stratemann, to talk about her recent trip to China where she worked with Kerry Lawrence, founder of Candy Cane Rescue in the United Kingdom, and other rescuers to save as many greyhounds and other dogs as possible.

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To donate to Sonia’s fundraiser to save forty dogs from the China meat trade

  • Donate to the Facebook Fundraiser
  • Donate through Elite Greyhounds South Florida’s website
  • Donate by sending a check made out to Elite Greyhounds South Florida, noted for China dog transport, to:
    • Elite Greyhounds South Florida
      851 Hyde Park Rd.
      Loxahatchee, FL 33470

 

Discover more about Candy Cane Rescue:

Donate to The Candy Cane Rescue USA Fundraising Group––100% of your donation will go to help more greyhounds and other dogs escape the meat trade in China.

Donate here via PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Jacqueline’s Candy Cane Rescue greyhound, Felix

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