Monday, 7 November 2011

The Tale of the Waggily Tails.

If you follow my blog you will know that we have a dog called Lucky as she was very lucky to find us. She was a stray who had been badly treated and was ever so nervous. We have had her for over 3 yrs now and she is a lovely dog and is so funny.. She makes us laugh so often.
Sorry about the red eye here. Anyway at the beginning of October these two dogs were wandering around outside of the monastery, we had never seen them before and we pass there often. Over the next few days we saw them in the village and down at the monestery so someone had obviously dumped them. You get a lot of stray dogs here, they don't treat animals like we do. There are a few charities around who rehouse stray cats and dogs, many going to Holland and Germany. As we were returning home from a night out there were these two dogs sitting in the middle of the road on a bend. We think they were waiting for their owner to come and pick them back up again. We drove past them slowly, if they had stopped there they would surely have been runover. We pulled over and got them into our car and took them home. They were lifting with fleas, hungry and a bit smelly. That night they had food in there bellies and slept in a cardboard box outside. The next morning they had a bath and when they were dry we treated them for their fleas. They cleaned up well.
The whitish one is a dog and the brown one with the Queen Anne legs is a bitch. We are hoping that someone will rehouse them but it will not be till after the summer season starts next year. So when or if they find a new home we are a 3 dog family. Lucky is starting to get used to them, though sometimes she is still a bit wary of them. They are a bit boisterous for her and when we raise our voices at them she thinks she is getting told off too, so she is getting extra attention and lots of cuddles. We have named them as Sam and Gizzy. Sam just seemed to fit and Gizzy cos she looks like Gizmo off of Gremlins.
There is never a dull moment. Cya, Judith. x

9 comments:

Soggibottom said...

Judith.... AW.............

There is an English rescue that deals with Greek dogs.... but there are only so many that they can take.

They look beautiful little dogs... you know there are times when three isn't a crowd... Well done dear friend....
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FeatherDuster said...

Two more lucky dogs. It looks like they feel quite *at home* with you. :-)

maggi21 said...

Well done you for taking them in. Amazing how someone can discard such sweeties. I suspect that they will have become a permanent fixture by the time summer arrives.

chris, milatos said...

You pair of softies. I agree with maggie 21, good luck to you all.They look happy

easygardener said...

How good of you to pick them up. They look as if they are settling in very well - will you ever be able to part with thm :-)

Francien said...

You must be two people with very big hearts Judith...bless you for what you did...look at those two...how could anyone leave them behind.......but i know ...the Greek don`t care much for them...were i was living in Kozani they got there easel up in the mountain when they got to old and could`nt work (very) hard anymore for the wolfs.....it broke my heart anytime...but back to your lovely dogs....don`t they look pretty now!!...you have made some beautiful foto`s of them and done a very good job....does two pay you back with love....good luck with them....greetings Francien.

Sue said...

Good for you for helping them. They're very cute and obviously care about each other. As a ten dog household, we're happy to see that they're safe now.

Connie said...

How sweet of you to take them in and I hope they all get along well!

Astrid said...

Hello from Mauritius! I stumbled upon your blog recently and I just have to comment on this post. Animal lover as I am, I can't understand why some people don't care more for their pets. We have the same problem here and it breaks my heart and I get so angry! We have two dogs and a cat; they all are rescued from the streets. Very, very nice of you to rescue these two cuties! You have a big heart! :)

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