When I started my trip in South America a fair 13 months ago, I never imagined ending my journey with a stray dog. Yes, I am an animal lover, but my intention was not to travel and save dogs along the way. The dog that I found though, or actually he found me, is just special.
I was living in Minca, Colombia when this random skinny dog came to say hello. He jumped on top of me, a bit nervous but still enthusiastic. Unfortunately he was scared away by the owner of the hostel where I lived. I just hoped to see this dog again. He looked so skinny. I just wanted to feed him.
A few days later the dog showed back up again. It was nighttime, I was just going to bed so I opened my tent and the dog jumped right in, settled down on my mattress and fell asleep. Not sure what to do I decided to just leave him there. I was aware that the dog might have flees or disgusting diseases but he looked so happy lying there. Next morning he started to follow me everywhere I went. A few days later I moved hostels. The dog didn’t follow me to my new place. He felt comfortable where he was. Scared away from the hostel again I found him back some time later. (more…)