On this week’s episode Journalist and media guru, Mickey McMonagle joins Anna to talk about the first dog inspired column in a National newspaper, which set a big trend! How his love of dogs from Spaniels, Chihuahuas is now also focused on helping Spanish Hounds, known as Pondencos. A chance encounter on holiday in Ibiza introduced Mickey to the Spanish Hound, one variety is the Ibizan Hound and it was love at first sight. Now Mickey is the proud pet parent of two Spanish Hounds, each a different variety, and he explains why he works to raise funds and awareness for these dogs that are known to have a terrible fate in their homeland. Bred for hunting these stunning dogs aren’t needed after the hunting season, and are not considered even worth a bullet. Mickey talks about a charity called Pondenco Friends who work tirelessly to rehabilitate these magnificent Spanish Hounds, and re-home them all over the world. Mickey talks us through how you can adopt one and/or donate to this independent charity based in Spain.
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What is A Dog's Life with Anna Webb?
They’re companions, guardians, and much much more – they complete us. And they just might save us from ourselves.
Anna Webb explores all levels of modern dog ownership and brings to life why every dog is extraordinary.
She speaks to scientists and experts - people who have and are changing our understanding of dogs - on everything from emotional intelligence to nutrition to behaviour, delving deep into subjects like homeopathy, telepathic communication and the pet food scandal.
It's thought provoking, alternative, and not a little subversive.
Cover photo by @Gruffpawtraits