On 28 September, when I read the adoption request for Giada the Pet Group sent around, I immediately asked for half day leave to go and collect her in Ardea.
I couldn’t wait to take her home with me...
It has been 3 months now since Giada and I have been together. Giada really makes me walk miles. My cat Oliver is bigger than her.
I’ve always been known for saying “no kids, no pets, no plants” and while I keep killing poor defenceless green things and keep away from pooping babies, I finally gave in to animals.It started with a friend’s pug, who was adorable but way too lively and tiresome, so I opted for the lazy and stubborn Bulldog. It was love at first sight and it’s been love ever since. I got my first Bulldog puppy in 2003, Ulisse, who died shortly afterwards, probably from poisoning (he used to put his snout everywhere, eating everything). My second baby bulldog was Lucrezia, who is now 8 years old, beautiful and sweet. I eventually wanted another bulldog to keep Lucrezia company -- and there he was: Bruno whom I adopted from people who could no longer keep him.
Recently the FAO Pet Group donated over 500 euro to a kennel in Tivoli so a few weeks ago a few of the of the Pet Group members decided to pay a visit to see how the money had helped and to say hello to some furry friends. This is their story. After about an hour drive through weekend and holiday travel we met up with one of the volunteers to take us the rest of the way through the rolling hills just outside of Tivoli. We met Marisa Orazietti and her daughter Sonia who showed us around the shelter while we passed out dog biscuits to the 80 dogs. A portion of the money donated will be used to help with the construction and supplies for new dog houses.