When I take a walk in the evening, shortly before sunset, I see a lot of cats and dogs in Lixouri. Most of them don’t have anybody who cares for them. They take their food out of the garbage cans. Only very few are treated and fed well. All the animals in Greece are very shy, especially birds. The reason is that they still shoot them which is devastating. I could never get closer than maybe 50 meters so that I never succeeded in making photos of birds there.
Cats and dogs are very shy, too, due to bad experiences with humans. I always approach them very slowly and talk to them with a placid voice. They sense that I wouldn’t do any harm to them and allow me to come closer so that I can make a photo. I really appreciate the trust they have in me. I love animals, best of all cats because I have a very special connection with them. Dogs are very lucky when they are not kept at a chain. I always wonder why these animals are still so gentle and friendly. I hope you enjoy a look at all these wonderful, cute, fury animals.