Recalling the incident, Orfanidou wrote in a 2016 YouTube clip, “She was looking desperately for company.” And, taking pity on the poor mutt, Orfanidou decided it couldn’t hurt to let the little dog play with her pets while they were on the beach.
Moreover, Orfanidou suspected that the dog, who would go on to be named Blue, was one of Greece’s many strays. In 2015 animal welfare charities estimated that more than a million dogs roamed the country homeless. Unfortunately, the recent debt crisis in the country had made the problem worse, as many pet owners abandoned the animals that they could no longer afford.
So Blue’s predicament was not unusual in Greece. Her attitude, though, made her stand out from the crowd. Writing on YouTube, Orfanidou explained that the young dog, perhaps only six or seven months old, demanded human attention. Indeed, it seemed all the little puppy wanted in life was someone to love.