Opis and Mori – Mission Rescue

I left Barcelona with my three dogs to a little mountain village over 500km away in La Rioja, the North of Spain, to have some quality time together. To be wild. To lose ourselves on those mountains. That was the end of March this year (2018). Continue reading “Opis and Mori – Mission Rescue”

He is my one and only, Pauli, the Croatian dog by Lara-Andrea Beck

Adopting a dog should always be a well-planned and thought-through process, well… at least in theory. This is the story of how I adopted my dog Pauli from Croatia. Let’s start from the very beginning: Continue reading “He is my one and only, Pauli, the Croatian dog by Lara-Andrea Beck”

From the mountains of Anguiano

I put what I thought we were going to need me and the dogs (Ula, Joy and Ging) for a week in my backpack and left Barcelona to a little mountain village in the north of Spain called Anguiano. I planned to be around a week there as I had never been there by myself and, to be honest, no one thought I could survive any longer either. That was at the end of March, so we have been over a month and a half! Crazy hey!

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With tons of humor on El Periódico

If you are a Spanish speaker you want to check out the article Carles Cols wrote about our kind of life on one of the Spanish National newspapers, El Periodico. I have never laughed this much reading a text about us. Thank you Carles for your wonderful words and to El Periodico to show people that another kind of life is, also, possible. Now on the online version and tomorrow on paper.

                                                    ♥  Read this special article here ♥



Ona, Barcelona, Spain

Ona arrived to Marta’s life, her new mum, the afternoon of the 18th of December 2015. Ona was a gift to a man who was suffering depression due to a delicate health condition, his family thought Ona would bring joy and help for him. The first owner’s health deteriorated, having heart difficulties, and couldn’t take care of her. Those who took the dog from her mum before recommended and bought it, now, were looking for a new home. Marta, casually, was looking to adopt and saw Ona’s story on Facebook. A big, flopsy earred, cute cocker spaniel, in the arms of a blond girl. Marte called the foster family but they had already found a family for Ona. A few days later they called her again, the new family didn’t want her and they offered Ona to Marta. Ona arrived on Friday and it was love at first sight. The door opened and there was the crazy cutie Ona just jumping all around with such excitement. Now, Marte and Ona are totally inseparable; even going to work each day, in a little shop Marta owns.  As Marta said “Ona had to be given away because of her first owners heart, and now she was taking Ona because she filled her heart.

◊ Ona, Barcelona, Spain ◊ Dog story 6 ◊ January 2017 ◊

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Beautiful ginger Ona

Always close to her mum


Naughty girl

Being half otter half dog

With her friend Kala