Mini was one of the tiniest and most adorable puppies we ever took in – that’s how Mini’s adoption album begins at Save a Greek Stray page. And it is true. Mini was ridiculously cute when a puppy. Adorable, fragile, and sweet, she made us all go crazy about her.
Adorable, fragile, and sweet, she made us all go crazy about her.
Her rescue story
Mini was literally dumped when still too young. Just a tiny puppy about one month old, she arrived at the shelter suffering with severe avitaminosis and dermatological problems. Mini never got the proper nutrition she needed in those first months of her life. When Save a Greek Stray took her in, she was so fragile and petite that she spent more than a month recovering in the infirmary. She was so tiny she could fit right into your palm and so cute that she made everyone fall in love with her.
She was so tiny she could fit right into your palm and so cute that she made everyone fall in love with her
Apart from being tiny and fragile, Mini was also ridiculously adorable. She was a “dancer”. Every time she saw a volunteer, she’d jump around in her kennel, going back and forth, up and down, making those cute as hell moves and asking for attention. We used to take her out, in the shelter’s patio and watch her “dance”. She’d bounce around, play and run, and she would make our hearts melt. We called her “the dancer” and enjoyed being around her so much that we almost wished she never grew old.
She’d bounce around, play and run, and she would make our hearts melt. We called her “the dancer”
Puppy no more
But Mini did grow old. She gained weight, grew bigger, recovered and eventually it was time for her to leave the protective environment of the infirmary and join the rest of the shelter’s adolescents. The patio in front of the infirmary was never again the same. It was as if the party had left the town. Mini was growing older every day, always dancing. Dancing in the shelter.
Today Mini is about one year old. She’s not a cute, tiny puppy anymore. She’s a medium size dog and although she still is the puppy she once used to be, in a way she isn’t. She still makes those adorable moves she used to make when she was 40 days old, and she is still adorable, but in a way, she is a bit sad to watch.
Mini grew up at the shelter, and that is painful to watch. How could she have been overlooked when she was so young and cute? How come nobody ever came along and said: “oh my God, that cuteness is so adorable, I wanna make her mine!”.
Mini grew up at the shelter, and that is painful to watch. How could she have been overlooked when she was so young and cute?
She doesn’t realize that she has the alternative of a home. All she even knew was the shelter life, and that’s fine. In a way she is happy. But for me, watching her is sad. I know what her alternative could have been, and it makes me furious that she’s still here. I keep imagining her being adopted when still two months old and “dancing” in her forever home, giving her parents unforgettable “aww” moments.
I imagine her going to her forever home and making up for her puppyhood lost in a kennel.
I want so much to see her adopted. If you asked me which one of the dozens of dogs in the shelter would I like to see in a home first, it would be Mini. I imagine her going to her forever home and making up for her puppyhood lost in a kennel. I wish a family comes along and gives Mini all she missed as a puppy. She’ll be a puppy again when she’s in her new home, I know it. And her “dance” will put her parents a huge smile on their faces every single day.
Watch Mini’s video and you will understand how unbelievably cute she used to be (and still is)