The stray dog rolled over onto her back and let Orfanidou stroke her belly. She had no one who cared for her in the world, but she still had so much love to give. "She was desperate for attention," Orfanidou said.
Orfanidou watched the stray for a few days, as the dog tried to play on her own in the sand, or chased passing cars, or followed families visiting the sea. "I couldn't sleep for two days, trying to find a way to take her off that beach as soon as possible," she said.
Finally, Orfanidou came and put her in the car. "I named her Blue for the blue sea that kept her company for the first few months of her life," Orfanidou said.
Blue found a foster parent in Orfanidou, but she still needed a forever home.