There are times in life when something magical appears and we are so very thankful for its happening. In fact magic happens all the time, but we are usually way too preoccupied to notice, that is until something out of the ordinary and mundane jumps up and really catches our senses.
If more people were like Pepe, fondly known as Pepper, the world would be a much nicer place. I know that’s a well worn and so over used quote, but there are occasions when it really is an appropriate cliché.
She was adopted as a puppy, dumped on the street as a pregnant adolescent and left to protect and subsequently smother her babies to death while attempting to shelter them from a thunder storm.
Her story is really not that rare, in fact it’s an all too common occurrence on streets that are so very unforgiving to anything that shows weakness and vulnerability. She was just one of the fortunate few who made it through and has lived on to have her story told.
Pepper is an ‘anjing Bali besar’, a ‘Bali big dog’, who is certainly far from perfect, so this is not a tale of the most righteous dog on the planet, she wouldn’t be a Bali Street Dog in that case. Apart from her large frame and big mouth, her voracious appetite and constant attention seeking, her dance of dominance and need to sniff everything, she is quite possibly the gentlest largest white haired, big eared, brown eyed beast around.
In a world of chaos and cruelty, she proves that healing can happen. Even after suffering the loss of her offspring and the resulting insults and physical attacks upon her, she has gone on to be most at peace when surrounded by humans.
She has given back so much even after what was taken and if more people were like her, then a little bit of Pepper would certainly go a very long way in making the world a much nicer place.