There can be no Athens protest without legendary riot dog Loukanikos. There we were standing yesterday, when a modest four-legged creature, with eyes down to earth, unaware about his world-wide fame passed by. With his neon-orange collar to avert ticks and attract humans. He sneaked purposefully by, between jeans and capri trousers, suits and mini skirts, sport-shoes and ballerinas, mocassins and sandals.
I wouldn’t resist to his magnetic aura and walked after him.
I didn’t dare to ask him for a statement… I just whispered a shy ‘Hello’.
…. And Tsak! Tsak! I took two snapshots with my camera!
I withdrew in respect, feeling blessed, a touch of magic – the same you feel after meeting a Hollywood star or a true leader….
PS next time I’d have an extra bottle of water for him, then he seemed a bit thirsty and tired – it was too hot for a protest anyway…