Fumarola saying hi!

FumaThere are people who think street dogs are filthy and dangerous. Yes, Fumarola was dirty when we dug her out from under a Chaiten house buried under ash. Yes, fear made her want to bite. But look at how a bath and love transformed her in just three months! She gives me much more than I give her.

I think often of the dogs in Chile, especially the cold, wet, starving, sick, old dogs whose pain has made them oblivious to the thousands of human feet that pass them by as if they don’t exist. If only more people could see how much love is waiting to be shared.

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2 Responses to “Fumarola saying hi!”


  1. 1 Soledad Rojas October 22, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Dear Vanessa,

    I knew the story of Fumarola from the beginning (and the other Chaiten’s dogs, included “Zunquito”). Thanks a lot for give her a home. I know she was so shy, and everytime I see a new photo, she seems happier.
    Thank you very much. From Chile, Sole.

  2. 2 Viviana Figueroa November 7, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Wow!! She looks beautiful, so glad for her.


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