The saving of Zuzi.

An antidote of happiness between the stories of despair.

Yesterday’s post about Indonesia was a dark reflection of humanity. So, I regret, will be Thursday’s post.

So it seemed really nice to offer you this video.

Published on Jun 1, 2015

Please SHARE Zuzi’s story and help us find a loving forever home.
Estimated age 4 yrs, vaccinated, microchipped.
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UPDATE: We have some very happy news: Zuzi was adopted and will be living from now on in Canada. Her adoptive family came to Romania and they returned to Canada with one extra passenger: Zuzi 🙂
Zuzi’s adoptive family knew the situation dogs from Romania have to deal with everyday and the suffering they have to endure, so they decided to adopt a dog and save a life.


If we can’t save the planet, at least we can carry on saving the animals!

13 thoughts on “The saving of Zuzi.

  1. Not to put a damper on your good news story, but, there are so many homeless dogs we can never home all of them 😦 The good news stories are nice, the truth is, we all know how many dogs – and cats – are still out there. We didn’t even need to go to the perrera (pound) in Spain for ours, you can literally take a dog off the street. Although, there haven’t been as many in recent years since we homed Pippa, and little Snowy was actually taken in by someone else first as a foster when she found him.


    1. Kate, this was how it was in Mexico when I first met Jean in 2007. Sure nothing has changed. Your own experience confirms how widespread it is. All we can hope for is that when people want a pet cat or dog then they always think first of visiting their local animal rescue centre.


  2. Beautiful story. We got good news yesterday about a tiny little pincher who was dumped here two weeks ago. I was feeding and watering her, and a lovely lady had let her into her garage for safety. She was adopted two days ago by a woman who fell in love with her at first sight.


  3. Goodness can be a trap for those who want to be really good, not just persuading themselves that they are good: look at Obama, who wants to look good, even relative to himself. So he had a completely ineffective presidency (yes even Obamacare does not seem to be working, just looking at the latest graphs from the New York Times).

    Come to think of it, once the Guardian ran an article on the dark side of Islam, but they forgot (!) to quote the Qur’an. I sent a handful of famous verses, complete with exact reference (the numbers of the sura and verse) the sort which recommend to “fight, ambush and kill” so-called “unbelievers”.

    What is going on here? Some “””intellectuals”””” decided, a while back that “Islamophobia is racism”. But that’s not the only things they decided. The same pseudo-intellectuals also IMPLICITLY decided that Islam was Salafism and Wahhabism (the former was subject to the death penalty in 1200 CE Egypt, by the way). These are just two variants of Islam, the hard core ones, 2 out of 100.

    Then, of course there was a problem for those who love to exhibit manifest kindness: the Qur’an is full of what, interpreted literally normally emotionally endowed people find pretty vicious verses. So the pseudo-intellectuals, having started with the principle that anything which puts what they call Islam in a bad light is racist, then view any quoting of Islam’s sacred texts as… vicious and racist.

    Methinks that moral integrity means that our higher principles have to be coherent with how we occupy our brains.


    1. Patrice, intellectually some may well agree with you. But never in a thousand years will I be persuaded that “goodness can be a trap”. It’s just a saying but it still rings true to me, “Never let it be forgotten that all that evil requires is for good people to do nothing.”

      Go and hug your dog. And if you haven’t got a dog to love and hug, go and rescue one!

      And I hope this reply is received in the same spirit of goodness in which it is sent! 🙂


      1. Hmmmm…. I did not know “goodness can be a trap was an official saying. I should be disappointed in me just rediscovering well known wisdom. What I was saying you should not be interpreted as an attack against hugging. I actually estimate that I am more affectively emotional than the average person. But, as, say, someone who has practiced dangerous sports (and still does), I know very well the ability to block disruptive emotionality is hyper important.

        The fact that good people ought to go bombing (to put it in a few words) is increasingly admitted by NGOs and the UN (let alone the traditional great powers). Most of the hunger and health problems in the world can be traced to bad governance which can only be removed by force.

        I said “most”, not all. Force ought to have been used in Syria, but it’s useless, at this point, in Haiti.(Say.)


      2. Patrice, you opened your first reply with the words, “Goodness can be a trap ….”. I didn’t say it was an official saying. Where we are today, in so many countries and so many situations, is because good people are not universally in charge. If those in power were predominantly good people then there would be no need or purpose in war. Yes, I know that is a naive statement but it is not one that is untruthful.


  4. There are many other animals who desperately need our help but each success story like Zuzi’s inspires us to continue trying to help homeless dogs find a new home. For every single dog that is saved from the streets, it is success – every single one matters, and our efforts are not in vain.


  5. Dear Paul: I have a slightly more subtle essay out around that theme. I am interested by your comment(s).

    “Goodness” is generally in the heart of the beholder about her/his fantastic personality. Silicon Valley titans (the monopolists down there) always describe themselves as the best people who ever walked the Earth, as nobody as ever been so good. So EFFECTIVELY good, they smirk. The Masters of the Inquisition held the same sort of feelings about themselves. Putin views himself as the best which ever was (for Russia). And so on.

    Whether people are good, or not, is more than a bit irrelevant. What counts is whether their REASONINGS are good and relevant (to further goodness).


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