May 18, 2008

CAMERA CRITTERS


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I just came back from a one week roundtrip through Greece and had stayed 2 days in Athenes.

While visiting the city, I saw a lot of homeless dogs especially around the Acropolis. But they apparently were not unhappy at all. They were petted and fed by the tourists and guardians and were quite fat !









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They lived there in packs, were sleeping on the warm stones and had a beautiful view all over Athens, but I think they didn't care. They were really very friendly




more about my trip here

17 comments:

ratmammy said...

Wow, they all looked pretty happy!

Müge Tekil said...

Les chiens de rue doit être qqch propre aux pays de l’Europe de l’Est ainsi qu'aux pays Asiatiques, Africains, Sud-Américains où la vie est peut-être un peu plus naturel (?).

Le quartier où j'habite à Istanbul est plein de chats et de chiens “errants”. Ils vivent dans les rues mais sont nourris par les habitants du quartier. Chacun a un nom et sont tous aimés. Bien sûr, ils sont vaccinés et stérilisés par la municipalité.

Les refuges animaux d'Istanbul sont pleins de milliers de chiens et de chats de rue, soit nés dans la rue soit abandonnés par leurs familles à la rue. Mais vivre dans un refuge est une torture pour les animaux car ils passent leur vie dans des cages et n'ont pas la possibilité de courir et de jouer comme ils veulent. C’est pourquoi, notre nouvelle Loi sur la Protection des Animaux (2005) prévoit que ne séjourneront dans les refuges animaux que les chiens et chats blessés, malades ou âgés ayant besoin d’un traitement. Ceux qui sont en bonne santé sont vaccinés, stérilisés et laissés libres dans les rues.

Amitiés,

Muguet

Carletta said...

How wonderful! They look like pets.

What a wonderful trip you must have had - hope we see much more.

Corey~living and loving said...

wow...I never would have thought stray dogs would be there. Interesting.
happy CC!

i beati said...

homeless with personality anyhow. sad in a way -in another they belong to everybody

babooshka said...

Very hapy looking dogs.

Picturing of Life said...

pretty dog...

Will you visit mine Thanks

juliana rw said...

nice shots

Hope you visit mine too Thanks

Melli said...

Well, I guess they know a good deal when they found one! Free to roam... and well fed too! What more could you ask for? (well... MY puppy asks for a nice warm couch in a dry house!)

Skittles said...

They are beautiful dogs, but it still makes me sad that they don't have homes.

I bet your trip was amazing!

Scylla said...

Happy fur!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh gosh they are cute and i love that last photo
Sounds like a fun trip you had

quilly said...

They look healthy and well cared for. I wonder who does that? We have feral cats all over Hawaii. Their lives are not so nice.

Misty Dawn said...

Still - every doggy deserves a home (in my opinion). Makes me wanna go bring them all home with me ;-)

I love that last pic!

andrée said...

I saw in another post of yours the same comments about the stray cats there. Finally a nation that is caring and compassionate? It is a wonderful thing to see.

Deana said...

Bless their hearts. They seem so friendly. Sad to never be able to love on the same person though. The last shot, he looks so fun and playful!

Heart of Rachel said...

It's nice to know that those dogs are treated well.