For almost 12 years I lived in a puppy mill in Portugal. I’ve had a lot of puppies and my ‘home’ was a cage. I was saved by Bianca Organization. When I was found I was very sick. I was very skinny, had Leishmania, glaucoma in my left eye, ingrown nails, and no muscles so I could barely walk.
In early 2011, I traveled to my forever home in the Netherlands. I had many health problems, but I was a fighter and I survived! In the years that followed I grew a lot. I was initially very scared, got easily frightened for everything new, for the smallest movements and sounds. I did not know how to move and did not dare to walk. But with the help of my wonderful family I dared more and more, and got to know the world better. I went on many adventures!
In January 2015, I lost my sight completely because of glaucoma in my other eye, and I had to learn and experience a whole new world. My great inner strength and will to live, and with the help of my family, I perceived my world with confidence and joy.
In my book, my Irene and I write about all of this. I’ve been through so much and I hope that my story will inspire others to never give up hope, always feel the strength within you, and to follow your heart.