In the midst of a nondescript village, amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we found a creature that embodied immense worth. We named her Polly, drawing inspiration from the Greek word “polytimo,” signifying valuable. To some, she might have been just another dog, but to us, she held immeasurable significance.
Polly’s story began in the heart of that village, where she roamed among the houses and people, unnoticed by many. To the world, she was just an aging dog, but to us, she represented hope and compassion. We stumbled upon her, frail and fragile, and decided to take her under our care.
As we delved into her past, we realized the harsh reality she faced. Abandoned and left to fend for herself, Polly’s spirit remained unbroken despite her frailty.
Despite our best efforts, we received the heartbreaking news too late – Polly was slipping away, her existence hanging by a thread. The pain of seeing her in this state was unbearable; it felt like a dagger through our hearts.
In those final moments, as Polly lay there, almost in a coma, her silent presence spoke volumes. It reminded us of the importance of compassion, of finding value in the most unexpected places.
She might have been a stray to the world, but to us, she was a symbol of resilience and love.
Life doesn’t always unfold as we hope. We faced a bitter defeat in our attempts to save Polly, but we vowed to never stop trying. In the face of adversity, we found the strength to persist, driven by the belief that every life, no matter how humble, holds immeasurable value.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Vasileios Kampouris, who stood by our side, capturing Polly’s story on film. His dedication amplified our message, reminding the world that even in our defeats, there is a glimmer of hope – a hope that propels us to keep fighting, keep trying, and keep believing in the worth of every living being.