Lydia – as we named her, was found in the outskirts of Athens, Greece by a SCARS volunteer.
It was a miracle watching my babies grow. I had found them on July 8 2018 as I was walking one of my dogs.
All over Greece there are thousands of puppies being abandoned every single day. Litters that come from not spayed “pet dogs”, usually in rural areas, where the usual way of population control getting rid of the puppies.
Penelope and her puppies were rescued from hell – that’s how we called that uninhabited island in the Aegean sea, where dogs and cats were found abandoned abandoned and starving.
There are more than a million stray dogs in Greece. Most of them are young dogs, abandoned as puppies, that barely last a year on the streets.
I have said that before, but those of you don’t remember or don’t know, disposing of puppies and kittens this was is a traditional way of population control here in Greece, and other parts of the world. No, we do not spay. Well, few of us do. Very few.
This is how puppies like him survive here, feeding off corpses, paper packages, garbage. Rural greece is full of little babies like this one, thrown out in the big world they know nothing about, alone, figuring out ways to quench their thirst and to satisfy their hunger.
Everything I say and everything I write about Mentee will never be enough. He broke my heart the first time I saw him, as he was sitting there, just rescued from the streets, with his beautiful huge eyes looking around, not knowing what to do, and how to behave. Not knowing how to be happy, how to be a puppy.
I am in my hometown, a small village by the sea, with aspirations of becoming a holiday resort during the summer. It’s where I found my sweet Blue two years ago, roaming alone on the beach.