Archive for August, 2007

Mirca will have to get used to a vacuum cleaner

Thursday, August 30th, 2007


Mirca, see Daily Events 15.7., will have to get used to a vacuum cleaner in her new home.

Frightened puppy from the shed is happy now

Thursday, August 30th, 2007


Very often our work is hard, at times it really stinks. But sometimes it can be very rewarding. For instance when we get photos of a puppy with his family. This one was kept in a shed here without human contact and Biggie caught it wearing gloves (for her own safety, sometimes dogs that are panicked bite…, see Daily Events June 26th). Smartie found his people and everybody is happy!!!!

Kamikaze Puppy on Periferiakos

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007


A puppy tried to kill himself today on the main road. He ran on the road just in front of Biggies car. He did not know that she hasn’t had her drivers licence for long. But she was able to brake in time! Luckypup! He is very beautiful and will find a home soon.

Hotel owners ask for help – PAWS asks them for contribution!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Several people called PAWS in the last days, e.g. a hotel owner and a leading politician from Naoussa. They were complaining about a situation that bothered the hotel owner, some of the guests and other people in the neighbourhood: a large female dog on heat with her equally large or even larger successors, who were fighting amongst themselves and probably barking all night. Today PAWS solved the problem. Barbara picked up the female while those crazy males were still trying to jump on her and packed her in the car to take her home.  In the mean time the owners of the males were found  – was it really necessary to have the assistance of the President of PAWS for that? – and they came to pick up their Casanovas and were given some advice about castrating them (did those ears listen? probably not!) As of today PAWS is still waiting for a contribution from the hotel owners. The operation of the female and her vaccinations, chip etc. will cost PAWS at least 200€!!!

The female is about one year old, 60cm shoulderheight and will be spayed soon after her heat for obvious reasons.


Dog found in middle of main road

Friday, August 24th, 2007

A female hunting dog was found last night desoriented and frightened in the middle of the main road between Paroikia and Naoussa. It seems like a miracle that she was not killed by one of the many cars. She might be pregnant and is currently staying at BarBigs.


Giant money box – first used!

Monday, August 20th, 2007


At a party with DJ Osunlade at Santa Maria Beach Bar, the barrel was first used. The beachcrowd had probably left their wallets at home, though, and the income was moderate. But the event was good practice for the next one soon….

2 Puppies a day – not enough!!!

Friday, August 17th, 2007

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It seems that a female stray (?) in Marathi had had puppies without anybody noticing. The dog died and a neighbours’ dog found her puppies, one already dead and the others barely alive. Two of them were brought to BarBigs today, were they blend in just nicely with the others.

Puppies found near Longovardas

Friday, August 17th, 2007

logo-varda.jpg logo-varda1.jpg A young man, whose family owns a house on the island, and his friends visiting from Athens, found 2 small puppies on the unpaved road leading up to the Longovardas monastery. The puppies were trying to suckle milk from a dead cat that was lying on the road…. The young men rescued the puppies and after taking care of them for 2 days, heard about Barbara from a Parian and brought them here. The pups are about the same age as the Paperbag-Puppies and will grow a bit older in their company, fostered by Biggie, before we can start looking for a home for them. The young man was happy to leave the pups in good hands and agreed to become a member of PAWS.

Carlotta di Parasporos

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007


Carlotta was found at the entrance of Camping Parasporos by an Italian couple. She is about 4 months old. She is staying at BarBigs – has somebody lost her?

Tina & Turner are thriving

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007


The small puppies from the paper bag are thriving. They have opened their eyes and they are already playing with each other and some of the large dogs.