Today’s post is a very happy story for one young pup, not so for her siblings. Ella is about 5 weeks old and was found a few weeks back in a rubbish bag with all of her brothers and sisters who had unfortunately already died.
Ella is a Rafiero do Alentejo, also known as a Alentejo Mastiff, originally breed to protect livestock with Alentejo being the area of origin in South Central Portugal. She has a lot of growing to do…. Her paws are massive. Not a breed I’m familiar with, but Ella is very cute.
Anyway, Ella has been incredibly fortunate as she has been adopted by Robert and Joop, who are 2 very nice guys who run the campsite we have been staying at (see yesterdays post and click the campsite link to find out more).
As an animal lover, I can’t understand why people who own ‘pets’ or working animals do not get them neutered if they do not intend to breed from them? Yes, it costs money, but it saves a lot of heart ache, and complications should an unwanted pregnancy occur.
Ella – welcome to the world and I’m sure your Dad’s will spoil you x