This Stray Dog Tried Everything To Get Adopted. Then One Day She Found A Woman’s Car
Blue the stray dog was so lonely that she used every opportunity she could to make friends. But when the sun went down on the Greek beach where she lived, she would be all alone. Even when she chased people’s cars, in fact, no one would take her home. However, little did she know that someone would finally come to her aid…
That someone was Valia Orfanidou, who in August 2016 was on vacation in her hometown just outside the Greek capital, Athens. And she was staying by the sea, so every day the animal lover would take her dogs for a stroll on the beach. She usually did that in the afternoon, when the hordes of sunbathers had retreated. That way, her pooches could have the run of the beach.
It was during these walks, though, that Orfanidou and her dogs were joined by another canine. One afternoon the gang had just been minding their own business when a lone pooch bounded towards them. It seemed as if she had spotted the group from afar and wanted to join in the fun.
Recalling the incident, Orfanidou wrote in a 2016 YouTube clip, “She was looking desperately for company.” And, taking pity on the poor mutt, Orfanidou decided that it couldn’t hurt to let the little dog play with her pets while they were on the beach.
Moreover, Orfanidou suspected that the dog, who would go on to be named Blue, was one of Greece’s many strays. In 2015 animal welfare charities estimated that more than a million dogs roamed the country homeless. Unfortunately, the recent debt crisis in the country had made the problem worse, as many pet owners abandoned the animals that they could no longer afford.
So Blue’s predicament was not unusual in Greece. Her attitude, though, made her stand out from the crowd. Writing on YouTube, Orfanidou explained that the young dog, perhaps only six or seven months old, demanded human attention. Indeed, it seemed all the little puppy wanted in life was someone to love.
As Orfanidou later told The Orphan Pet, “She would spend her day on the beach, going from one person to another, wagging her tail and begging for attention.” What’s more, “She would follow people home and run behind cars driving by. She only needed one look from you, and she would come to you and stay beside you, as if this was where she belonged.”
Still, although Blue didn’t fit into any of these criteria, Orfanidou decided that she would have to help the dog find the love she so desperately needed. So, after a few days, Orfanidou returned to the beach to collect Blue. She then drove the hound all the way to Athens.