My name is Nellie. I was found wandering down the street in Astana, Kazakhstan, on a very chilly March morning.
I’d either managed to run away inadvertently during a walk (although I had no collar or identification) or I was abandoned.
Something frightening may have happened to me while I was on my own, as I tremble greatly on seeing dogs I don’t know. Perhaps some big strays came across me and decided that I looked like a tasty snack.
I’m fearful of unexpected noises and movements. Even the camera makes me flinch (as does coughing, sneezing, sudden flashes of sunlight reflecting from shiny surfaces and the fridge having the hiccups). My ‘safe place’ is under the bed.
Luckily, I’ve found a very loving home and, gradually, my confidence is building.
(just in case you weren’t sure…… Kazakhstan borders China and Russia…..)