Associação Animals Lost Paradise Found
Helping Stray and Abandoned Animals in the East Algarve
We bought a field
Some time back we were looking for a piece of land,
we found a lovely piece near Alcoutim, I enquired
about said piece of land but it had been withdrawn
from the net. Sometime later a friend mentioned to
us that a large piece of land had become available at
a good price. We got details and it happened to be
the piece of land that we were going to have a look
at before. Fate or destiny comes to mind. We went to
the land and it is beautiful like it’s in the middle of
nowhere, but only a 2km from civilisation. We were
met with two dogs that appear to have been left. We
named them scamp and lady. They had a shelter in
an old car and a bathtub of water also there was
some food on the floor. They were very nervous but
after a little time and a chocolate biscuit they became
friendly. Scamp took the biscuit and broke it in half
for lady, so sweet. We made a Pact with the dogs to
return n a few days time with more food. Next time
we came to the field, we bought more food and water
both dogs were there and really pleased to see us.
We made a fuss of them and they were quite happy
for us to leave. The next visit we found that someone
had stolen the dogs water bath, so Scamp and lady
had no water in over 38 degrees heat, so we  nipped
into Alcoutim 7 km away to find a shop for water
and bowls. We went back to the field, filled the
bowls up, the poor dogs couldn’t of had water for a
few days as they both drank and drank. We filled the
bowls with food. And promised we would be
back..Father’s day, we took our parents to see where
we are going to eventually live.  Scamp and Lady
very pleased to see us.
On our next trip to the field, Scamp was on his own
with Lady nowhere to be seen.  We checked the field
for any sign of lady, no sign. But with the water
bowls still fairly full and the food bowls still quite
full, we feel she has been gone a few days. We gave
Scamp some meat food which he didn’t woof down,
but ate it slowly, so a good sign he was not hungry
anymore. We hung around for a while making a fuss
of Scamp, who promptly jumped into the van hoping
we would take him.  We discussed whether to leave
scamp or take him to our mad house.  But we
decided that if we took scamp back and lady came
back she would be worried. So we left scamp there
just in case Lady turned up.  It was a very sad face
we left behind, but we will go back Saturday and if
Lady was not there we would bring Scamp back and
see what happens. Saturday came and we went to the
field. Scamp was still on his own as it looked like Lady
had not been back as lots of food and water left in the
bowls.  Scamp so pleased to see us, so we bought
Scamp back to our house as promised. A few days later
we went back to the field on the off chance Lady was
back, but not very hopeful although we had to go back
just in case.  As we drove up we could see a pair of ears
poking out from the brick structure. We drove up the
drive and a very waggy dog greeted us.  Lady was back
and so pleased to see us, so looks like Lady was
coming back with us too. Friday the 11th July 2014 we
signed the deeds for our Field.  A great day, we came
home and celebrated with the dogs, telling them that we
had a brought the field that eventually they would be able to run and run.
OUR STORY