Winter is a hard time for everyone, but it seems even more harsh in the country when we see the animals out in the elements. Puglia has a big stray dog population and it’s in wintertime that they gather in packs to find food, when they’re particularly cold and hungry. Last Thursday our ewe was attacked by a group of about 10 dogs, luckily Andy got to her before she was beyond help but it’s still been touch and go for a while. Her hind legs and tail were badly damaged and the shock put her off her food, but with lots of care from Andy we’re hoping she’s going to pull through. She is lucky as she has a good home but we feel very sorry for all the stray dogs who are the real victims here.