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Lonely Sheep Becomes Greek Island’s Top Star

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Mr. George and Elpida at the Greek island of Sifnos. Credit: iefimerida

A lonely sheep rescued by a Greek pensioner has become the new attraction on the Greek island of Milos.

The animal named Elpida (Hope) follows her owner, Mr. George, around the harbor town of Adamantas, thinking she is a dog.

Video footage shows Elpida walking behind her owner in the narrow streets of the town, visiting the supermarket for the necessary supplies, and even relaxing next to her boss as he enjoys a cup of coffee at the promenade.

Mr. George told news outlet iefimerida, that he found days-old Elpida in a field on the island. He assumes that her mother abandoned her because she was sick and refused to breastfeed her.

The sheep becomes the star of the Greek island

The Greek pensioner was nearby and started feeding her with a syringe. The small animal managed to survive and recognized him as a “father-figure,” and the man who saved her life.

“She follows me wherever I go,” Mr. George says. “The first time she followed me to the promenade, it was chaos. Young and old surrounded us for a photo and a video…”

Ever since, the two have become inseparable and everyone at the port awaits their walks in the alleys of Adamantas so they can see Mr. George and Elpida.

Elpida seems to be enjoying the attention. She rightly feels the star of Milos island these days.


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