Invisible dogs, like Daphne, spend their lives in shelters all over the world. Some are just unlucky, some have unsolved behavioral issues, and most of them are usually black and brown.
Daphne is black and brown -that’s her first mistake. She also a mix hunting dog – not a gorgeous Setter or a purebred Pointer – that’s her second mistake. She is just the typical Greek hound, and her kind just doesn’t have as many fans as other hounds do.
Daphne was rescued more than a year ago. I guess she had lived the typical life of a miserable Greek hunting dog, until she got sick and was abandoned like trash. Starving, sick and desperate, she survived on her own, going by unnoticed, invisible. She was rescued by Save a Greek Stray, she gained weight, recovered from leishmaniasis, and became the gorgeous girl she is today. Let me rephrase that: she became the black and brown mix hound she is today.
Daphne is invisible. She is not the only one, but she is one of the ones that break my heart. It is very frustrating to save a dog like her from dying, and then watch her spend her life at the shelter. It’s not that she doesn’t have a good life there – she lives in one of the most beautiful shelters ever, she is loved and cared for.
Daphne is invisible
But she is not in a home. I’m not implying that she deserves a home more than the others, but she deserves it as much as the others do. Just as much. She is a sweetheart -a loving, playful, happy girl, who will enjoy a long walk and a lazy afternoon in her bed.
It’s been more than a year now, that I see dogs in the kennels next to hers coming and going, but she is always there, always happy to see me, always happy to take a walk down the lake, always happy to get a bit of love during the day.