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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Greek Protest Dog | Kanellos

Greece has gone to the dogs, I'm sad to say. What stuns me though is that even the dogs know it. While Greeks have been protesting, for two years straight now, following the death of a young boy by a police officer, the country's public financial humiliation, wage cuts, recession, corrupt government, spasmodic riots, turning the city into a Mad Max backdrop, one DOG stands out.

Kanellos, the mutt, not a designer dog, is still in the front line. Dogs need to eat too, you know?
Greek Protest Dog In Pictures
Watch carefully

















What up dawg???

I am grateful that the world has its eyes on this dog--keeps everyone busy and entertained and the country a teensy-weensy bit less mocked.

Photos courtesy of The Guardian, U.K.
Reporting from L.A.
Twinkie

15 comments:

The Boston Lady said...

That is absolutely amazing. So many places in turmoil these days... Ann

Asta said...

Twinkie
That bwave doggie is helping spwead the wowd. I hope those hoomans and fuwwkids stay safe. Mommi lived thwoo a wevolution in Hungawy as a little giwl and she said it was vewy sad
smoochie kisses
ASTA

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How sad that there is so much upset there! Kanellos is very brave, isn't he? We did a google search to read more about him. Bet life is tough for him.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Oskar said...

What an amazing doggie!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Clive said...

We have read about Kanellos before.

The economic situation in Greece is very hard, very like things here in Ireland but thankfully we have not had the violence that has accompanied the protests in Greece. We have good friends living there who are not having an easy time of it.

Hopefully the EU can intervene more and assist more.

The world is a very frightening place at the moment.

take care
Clive and Murray

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Hard to tell whether the dog is trying to negotiate or just wants to chase the Molotov cocktails (which would be a bad thing...). Actually, we're with Clive - things are bad there; it would be nice to see things sorted out peacefully (and the dog get a nice big bone to chew on...)...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Benny and Lily said...

We agree Twink what is going on!
Benny & Lily

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

Kanellos sure is a brave doggie. It's crazy how hoomans resort to violence for every thing, sure hope things get sorted out peacefully.

Woofs,
Pepsi

Lorenza said...

I love that doggie since the first time I read about him!
I hope he and his people will be safe!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Bouncing Bertie said...

Twinkie, what a wonderful post. We can see you are most wise in all matters. (Or so says died-in-the-wool Guardian reader Gail.)

Toodle pip!
Bertie.

PS Or do I mean died-in-the-cashmere?
PPS You might want check out my blog post today....

Summer said...

Kanellos has so much spunk. We could use some of that bravery where my people and I live. =(

El'bow and Hauwii said...

what a super duper POST!!

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

Charlie said...

That's so incredible! Thanks for posting this, Twink!!
- Charlie

Amy and The House of Cats said...

hi Twinkie! We have missed seeing you since mom got put in blog exile! We think that this is a great story and it is wonderful of you to share it with us!

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Now that's a dude with attitude! We sure hope he has a home, but what human companion would let him court so much danger? So we hope someone will adopt him and get him out of the streets. Until then, may he continue to survive on his keen wits and God's grace.

Jed & Abby

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