This story takes place in the heart of La Mancha, specifically in the village of Las Pedroñeras…
…Our legend says that there used to be a very popular groundsel in the area, where travellers who passed through stopped to eat and rest; they called it “La Venta de Pedroheras”(The groundsel of Pedroheras). A place that served as the setting and inspiration for Cervantes in his immortal Don Quijote.
A noble and famished greyhound, whose name and origin nobody knew, used to roam around this groundsel. The greyhound was a shy but sociable animal who liked to drink the leftover wine left by the guests of the house and to rest under the shade of a leafy vine. One day the greyhound left the place as if he were a traveller on his way back, but his memory was always present among the locals and travellers, who spoke about “El Galgo de Pedroheras” (The greyhound of Pedroheras).