Holidays should be a time for relaxation, for one college student, her trip to Crete nearly turned into a nightmare. Plymouth University student Georgia Bradley, from Cornwall was walking alone on the beach when two men asked her to go for a drink. When she refused their offer the men turned violent. Miss Bradley said, “One of them grabbed me on the arm and I didn’t know what was going to happen. I was on my own and it was a very scary and difficult situation.”
Georgia Bradley was on vacation in Crete when she was attacked by two men
Thankfully, there was a hero at hand in the form of a stray dog who courageously came to her rescue and scared the assailants off. Following on from the incident, the stray dog followed Bradley to where she was staying, that’s when she named the stray Pepper. Bradley saw Pepper multiple more times over the course of the holiday, “Pretty much every evening we saw her around outside the bars and restaurants, trying to get the attention of the tourists. Every time we got close to her she wouldn’t let you stroke her. She was very gentle, but was too scared to let you close.”
Enter the hero, this stray dog, Pepper, who came to her rescue and chased the two men off
But when she returned to the UK, Bradley faced a new, unexpected, problem. “When I got home I couldn’t stop thinking about her,” Bradley told the Daily Mail. “I took the soonest flight back out that I could, which was two weeks later. It was a real risk because we may never have found her again. But when we saw Pepper on the beach, it was the best feeling ever.”
Bradley couldn’t bear to leave the dog behind, so she came back to Crete and adopted it
It took Bradley several trips, totalling thousands of miles and dollars in costs, along with a long quarantine, to bring the dog back to the UK. And the biggest surprise? A week after landing, Pepper gave birth to six puppies! “It has been such a crazy journey. But I am over the moon. Pepper has settled in brilliantly,” says Bradley.