Dogs of . . . Greece?

WordPress was delightful and made me a whole 2012 report, full of viewer, comment and search stats. It turns out we’ve got readers from over one hundred countries, which absolutely blew my mind. First of all, hello to anyone reading from outside the United States, and thanks for stopping by!

The summary of different countries got me thinking about my trip to Greece I took in college. It was a study abroad trip, and we visited Athens, Delphi, Nafplio, Olympia and Mykonos. I took thousands of photos, and made it a point to capture pictures of as many dogs, cats and other animals as I could. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the critters I saw and met while I was over there. Some of them are hard to spot, so look close! It was crazy how many free roaming animals we would find at different historic sites.

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Just hanging out at the Acropolis.

Just hanging out at the Acropolis.


Those pictures sure do make me miss it!

Happy Friday, everyone!

8 thoughts on “Dogs of . . . Greece?

  1. The Mr. and encountered lots of dogs when we went to Greece on our honeymoon (even at the Acropolis like in your shot). Our family thought we were crazy when looking at our photos every other shot was of a dog. We even fed some of our lunch to a shop dog while in Athens! It was sad to us, to see all the street dogs. I just have to hope they get lots of food and love from dog loving tourists like us!

    • Yeah, it was hard for me too but honestly they all seemed pretty happy getting to do whatever they wanted. And I’m not even sure how many were strays vs. ones that had owners but just ran around during the day. At least most of the ones I saw weren’t too skinny or sick, thankfully. I can’t wait to go back!

  2. Wow! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because the founder of PAWS Chicago (where Zoe and Stella are from) was inspired to start her rescue because of an experience with a stray dog in Greece. Have you heard about the feral cat colonies in Rome?? They do TNR with all their cats! It’s pretty amazing.

  3. Great photos! I thought the dogs and kitties in Greece were so sweet and beautiful. There were many cats and kittens at our hotel in Malta and I would take the meat and cheese from the breakfast room every day to feed them:) I remember in Hawaii though, there were signs saying not to feed the cats because they were getting too fat from the tourists!

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