Distemper took our angel Mathilda…
She is gone.
It is a dark night, but the highway is not sleeping. The lights of the passing cars and trucks illuminate some small puppies and the attempts of their panicked mother to gather them, to save them.
A truck driver stops to have a coffee in the nearby gas station and notices the puppies. He feels sorry for the dumped family, but what can he do? Some minutes later he goes out to see the broken – hearted mother standing near the corpses of her, killed by the cars puppies. She doesn’t seem to care, whether the highway will kill her as well. It is just a matter of how long – how many minutes, hours – before she looses her life in agony too. He doesn’t know how to help, what to do. He remembers had heard of a dog shelter near Sofia, “The Farm” shelter, so he sets off, not knowing what will happen next.
It is a dark night. Two human hands take the newborn puppies away from their mother’s warmth. In his heart, the human knows that what he does is wrong and this is why he chooses the night for his accomplice. He throws away the unwanted puppies near a road, but no one sees him – his hands are clean, his consciousness – calm.
Someone finds them. Not knowing how to help, what to do. He remembers he had heard of a dog shelter near Sofia, “The Farm” shelter, so he sets off, not knowing what will happen next.
It seems that the cry from the box took Matilda out of the apathy she felt when she arrived. One look was enough for her to realize these were not her babies. But it was just another quick look for her to decide they can become hers.
It was destiny gave both Mathilda and the 7 tiny newborns a second chance. And this was how faith in humanity was restored…
The arrival of mamma Mathilda and the 7 puppies happened shortly before the cases of distemper were found in the clinic. Dr Marincheva and Dr Ilieva are fighting the black guest, but we all know the chances of puppies that are so tiny are not very big.
But we also know that without Mathilda’s care and the warmth, without her milk and love, they will be doomed.
Mathilda is happy to be their mother, she likes loving them. Although sometimes, just sometimes, we can see the sadness of her loss in her eyes.