This is just an aw post. Well, not really, it can never be just about the aw when it’s about rescue animals.
They are five, they are amazing and they are just like the puppies you see in the advertisements of breeders and pet shops. The only difference between the two types of puppies is the stereotype in our head.
You see instead of having a family tree that dates back a dozen generations, a mum who has won medals in dog shows and a Pedigree dad, those five were born on the streets by a miserable mum, who might be dead by now – who knows.
Did you know that Kennel Clubs became popular in the mid 19th century and were founded on the principles of eugenics? Selective breeding, as if we humans know better than nature. Well, we don’t.
Nature always knows better. Those five were the outcome of natural selection, and that makes them perfect. Of course, they were born in a world where there are too many of them already, but that doesn’t make them any less awesome.
They were rescued by Save a Greek Stray about a month and a half ago. They come from two different births, and they all recovered in the shelter’s infirmary together. They recovered from mange, fear and neglect, and they turned out to be five adorable, little brats!
We took them out for a walk yesterday, and as they were bouncing around, running and playing in the sunshine, all I could do was make these incomprehensible sounds that we all make when something is awfully cute.
They are happy puppies, just enjoying life, just being puppies. There are hundreds of puppies like them right now, starving in the streets of Greece; puppies that might never be as lucky and that might never get a chance to be as cute. And no matter how cute our puppies are, the only thing in our minds when we see them run around and be cute is “please let them get adopted fast, because there are so many waiting out there and we only have that much space”.