Pauline is a Belgian Shepherd. Maybe a purebred, maybe not. We never really know, since dogs don’t come abandoned with their pedigree on hand.
I have said this before, stray dogs in Greece are on death row. Greece is supposedly a no kill country, and there is a live and let live type of tolerance when it comes to stray dogs here, that are millions.
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.
This is not the first time this happens here, and it won’t be the last. Hanged dogs are a common thing, and the one and only reason I do not share these stories so often here is because it will ruin your day for no reason.
My dog Pela never really liked cats. She has tolerated them at home before, but generally she is not a cat lover, and that’s obvious
This will be short. And ridiculous. Blog posts are for me the only way to lay off steam sometimes, so here is my story from today:
There is something special about Greek animal welfare, and it’s the frequency and variety of horror stories it keeps providing every single day. I mean, seriously, this never stops.
This one of the rescue stories that shocked us all last year. Animal abuse in Greece is nothing new, but some stories are just too much, and Odin’s was one of them.
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.
Stray means unprotected, vulnerable and alone. Strays here are on death row, living on borrowed time. They are shot, poisoned, ran over and mistreated all the time.