Her owner ran a beach bar in the south of Athens. When the bar closes, he walks away.
That’s when a magnificent Swiss White Shepherd, named Bianca, is abandoned with the rest of the bar’s leftovers.
That’s when she becomes a seaside stray.
The workers in the area look after her. Someone builds her a shelter of cardboard and wood, and she has plenty of food.
For a stray in Greece, whose mortality rate is about two years (dogs and cats are deliberately poisoned or run over) Bianca has a relatively good life.
She settles into her daily routine. For seven years, the quiet, gentle girl takes up a position outside a public swimming pool and watches the people come and go.
But that all changes when Bianca begins to limp.
Bianca’s story continues on the next page with a video that left me in tears.