RIP Amigo

Amigo
Amigo

In 2004 or so a family of dogs was rehoused from La Palma to the Netherlands; they were all siblings and were very different from each other. Some had characteristics similar to a Bardino from the Canary Islands and some had Garafiano characteristics. This family of dogs were all placed in new homes in the Netherlands through Stichting AAI and became known as the "R Nest".

Amigo examining a new, young friend

The new owners of the dogs all kept in touch and a website was used to coordinate activities, such as collective walks, and to collect pictures and host a forum. Timber was not part of the "R Nest" but as a Garafiano, also imported through Stichting AAI, we joined in the activities of the group and the website. That (ie this!) website, garafiano.nl, eventually passed down to us.

Amigo
Amigo, with Timber in the background

The dog from the "R Nest" that most resembled a Garafiano was Amigo, an enthusiastic, friendly dog who took part in many of the walks organised by the forum. We were saddened yesterday, 2015-01-09, to learn of the death of Amigo. He'll be sorely missed after 14 or so years and our condolences go out to Wilma and family.

Amigo
Amigo and Timber deep in discussion and seeing eye to eye on a number of issues