Hello You. My name is Aris and I am a street dog. I am only little and some people say I am like a Corgi but I have a big bushy tail that curls right over and ears, one sticks up and the other folds over, also I have a long main so some people think I am like a little Lion. Not sure how old I am but I have been living on the street a long time. V. Kornarou Street, Sitia, that is my street, I know everybody, the shoe man, the barber, the chemist and the estate agent. Life is good, some people think I need a home and sometimes I think it would be nice but I have been on the street so long I am not sure.
I have so many friends, the barber is nice, he always has food for me and he likes to rub me with his foot, I roll over for him he likes that. The lady in the chemist puts stuff on me to stop me scratching. The estate agent man has a bed for me in the back of his shop and the English woman is my special friend. The French lady with the dress shop like me a lot.
Most nights my friend takes me to Dimitris taverna, I have to be very good as some people don't think I should be there but if I stay under the table it is OK. Sometimes Dimitri or Michalis have some special meat for me, they all like me.
I don't like kids too much, you never know about them. On Friday that little fella from the cafenion annoyed me, pulling my tail, so I snapped at him, I frightened him and his dad was not too happy.
It is Saturday now and I have had a really good sleep in one of my friends shops, having a stroll about my street. These two fellas look friendly I wonder what they are after? Hey what you doing, get off me. Oh no it is that guy from the cafenion, hey get that rope off my neck, stop it, you are hurting me, please, I can't breath, this is really bad, stop it please, I can't breath, hurting, can't breath, can't breath.............................
Very sad but true. Aris died, sometime Saturday night 21st. March 2009. R.I.P. Strangled by a human being. He is sorely missed by his friends in Sitia.
This Cretan Adventure thing is way beyond a joke.