Georgia Bradley never thought she would meet her savior on a beach in Greece, but after a daring rescue the two would soon become inseparable.
In 2015, then-25-year-old Plymouth University student Bradley was on a relaxing beach vacation with her boyfriend on the Greek island of Crete.
Her boyfriend was hanging out at a local cafe when Bradley decided to take a walk along the beach.
Bradley was alone when she was approached by two locals on the beach.
That was when she was approached by two locals. The two men started a chat with Bradley, and asked her if she would like to get a drink with them. Bradley refused, but they did not let up. What started as an innocent conversation, escalated quickly.
The two men started following Bradley and she suddenly felt threatened. She was alone, and her boyfriend was not in earshot. While she hoped they would leave her alone if she continued to decline their requests, that appeared to be more and more unlikely. Just the opposite happened—the two men got aggressive.
“Then one of them grabbed me on the arm and I didn’t know what was going to happen,” Bradley said according to the Daily Mail.
In an instant, Bradley’s dreamy beach vacation with her boyfriend was turning into a nightmare.
The intervention of a furry-little hero saved her life.
Without warning, a black, furry, little dog shot out from nowhere. It started barking and snarling at the two men, and licking Bradley’s hands.
The men, surprised by the dog’s sudden appearance, backed off. The little dog had saved her.
Bradley and the dog, whom Bradley named Pepper, connected instantly. But this was only a vacation—she could not take Pepper home to the UK.
Instead, Bradley looked for Pepper’s owners around town while the dog happily trotted after her. When the search proved pointless, Pepper followed Bradley and her boyfriend all the way to their apartment.
The two developed an instant connection, but Bradley could not bring a dog home to the UK.
Unfortunately, time was not on their side. The couple were going to fly back home to the UK the next day. They resolved to do the only thing they could for Pepper: take her to a local animal shelter where she would be looked after and possibly adopted. But the local shelter turned them away.
Nothing could be done, and Pepper was back on the streets of Crete, but the dog was not about to abandon Bradley.
“When we left to go to the airport, we looked back and Pepper was running after the car,” Bradley told the Daily Mail. “It was heartbreaking.”
The image of Pepper chasing after the car had left an indelible mark on Bradley. As soon as she arrived in the UK, she booked the next available ticket back to Crete—she was determined to rescue Pepper herself, and bring her from Greece to her home in the UK.
Bradley returned to rescue Pepper, and discovered that Pepper was hiding six little surprises.
Two weeks later, Bradley arrived once again in Greece to search for Pepper. It turned out to be easier than she thought; sure enough, Pepper was waiting on the same beach where they had first met.
“When we saw Pepper on the beach, it was the best feeling ever,” Bradley told the Daily Mail.
From there, Bradley took Pepper to a local vet where she was dewormed and vaccinated. Then the dog needed to spend 21 days in quarantine before it could be taken to the UK.
That was when she found out something amazing: Pepper was pregnant—not only would she save her savior, but also her puppies, as well. Soon after Pepper arrived in the UK, she gave birth to six puppies.