SURI – “My Way Home” or “Yes, I am Alive”

Hi there,

I’m Suri, about 6 years old (I don’t know exactly, but well,I’m a girl, so say 5 years :-p ) and I got the important job from my former mommy Aniela to tell you a little bit about me.

A little more than 3 years ago I was sitting in Bucov shelter, in a small, overcrowded kennel, and I wasn’t feeling well at all. I was bullied and even hurt by the other dogs, always tense and under stress. I wouldn’t have made it there much longer!

But one day mommy Aniela kissed me and put me in a big white car. She said everything’s gonna be all right now and my own family is waiting for me! Nevertheless, I was afraid the whole trip – because I didn’t know what would happen. And then at some point in the middle of the night, my box opened and I was carried out of the car and placed in the arms of my new mommy. I made myself small and I didn’t know what was going to happen to me. Mommy looked at me with eyes full of love and said: “Welcome, little Suri, you’ll never have to be afraid again. From now on, I’ll love and protect you – forever.”


Then I had to get into a box again and drive on alone with my mommy for a while. She already told me something about my new life, and I only looked at her out of big, anxious eyes. Mommy later said that this sight hurt her heart.

But you know what? When we arrived in front of our home, suddenly my new sister Kira stood next to the car, she left Bucov 7 months before! – and then I knew for sure: I made it! I am safe! Together we walked a small round over a meadow and looked over the river, that was sooooo beautiful! And then, at home, I really got worked up. Explored everything, jumped up on the sofa and down again, out on the balcony and back in again, asked the cats to play (they did not like that at all 😀 ) and I ran to Kira again and again. Sleeping after a long trip? NO! 🙂 Hhhhmmmm, for some reason, Kira was annoyed by me at the beginning, but today we are best friends, playing catching, digging togehther, “fight” together and just have fun.

I immediately took my mommy to heart, and so did she me. Only with strange people, and above all with strange dogs my past still follows me. The fear of being catched or getting attacked again is too deep. But once I got to know a dog, then everything is usually great and we romp together.

I am so glad that I have been allowed to live here for 3 years now, and whenever I see my mum sadly looking at the pictures of my dog ​​buddies who are still in Romania, my heart becomes heavy. Please give Shelter Dogs a chance and, if you can, support those who fight for us day by day. Without Aniela Ghita I would not be home today. Not happy. No longer alive …

With Love, SURI





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