The Penny Marathon, as a charity, helps the local rescuers with much needed sterilizations, and every summer, the marathon runs there, raising awareness for the strays, the abandoned and the forgotten.
This video was not really scheduled for now, although I was planning on making one in the future. But I always get influenced by things happening to my life, so there, this is me trying to control my anger (was it obvious?).
When Eri was rescued from the streets of Greece, she suffered form mange, ehrlichia and leishmania. She received treatment and responded very well. For two years now, she has been a happy, healthy dog.
Desperate, starving, suffering, invisible and alone. Those dogs are so alone. And they are so many. So many that eventually, you end up seeing them as numbers, not as individuals.
“Fall seven times, stand up eight” – this is what rescue is. Every time you stand up, every time you feel strong enough, every time you see hope in the end of the tunnel, something like this comes along and knocks you down again.
Ermmm… if I say I was very angry when I did this video, it will be an understatement. Overwhelmed maybe? Smotehred by injustice? Helpless?
I have been waiting and waiting and wanting to tell Caesar’s story since forever. His ordeal has finally come to an end, and his new life has just began, so I can finally write about him and use every single verb in narrative present tense, not actual present.
The number of puppies abandoned in Greece every year is unimaginable. Nobody know how many they are really, like nobody knows how many strays there are here.
The rescues that we have lost over the years are the ones haunting us, always. Every time you bring a new dog in, you always picture his happy ending. You fantasize about it since day one, and the fantasy is so vivid, that in a way, it becomes a reality.
Giant dogs suffer more discrimination that any other. “They need space”, “my house is not big enough”, “they need too much exercise”, “they feel oppressed in an apartment” are some of the erroneous beliefs and stereotypes that follow them, preventing many amazing giants from enjoying the life they deserve.