From left Tango,Oscar,Brava and Zulu
Four Podengo type puppies were left in the road outside a holiday complex in Sal island, Cape Verde. They come from the same litter. although colours vary from chocolate through black and white to pure black. They look to be about three months old. One must presume that someone who did not have his bitch neutered was embarrassed when she became pregnant. The habit here is to permit pets to roam the streets. They mate with alacrity and startling vigour.
The puppies found a gap in the perimeter wall and squeezed through. There they were confronted by a German with a kitchen knife. Evidently in the Fatherland puppies are not permitted to invade his living space as they tend to drop pooh. However these dogs were starving so their drops were the size of acorns. He tried to prevent anyone giving them water or food.
Two of the puppies - the largest and bravest - were discovered by Jenny an English woman who walks the complex. When we took food we found a third. So we were planning to call them Yankee Doodle and Dandy from the old American Revolutionary War song ( War of Independence in the US). Tony from New Bedford Mass who is the Sal dog catcher collected them . By then there were four. They were totally terrified. One bit him and the others defecated or urinated from terror on being picked up.
Yankee Doodle Dandy goes on about a feather in his cap, which he called macaroni. But this did not seem a good name in an island full of Italians who have been in Sal since Mussolini built the airport.
So the brown boy is Oscar and the girls are Brava - after the Cape Verde island where Tony has his ancestral home - Zulu and Tango.
We are looking for kind homes anywhere in the world. And trying slowly to persuade them that not all humans are Nazis.
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