Nerone, an elderly feral cat rescued by Val and Mino would not let himself be handled. With once feral cats like him, you can only do what you can for them!
As the title suggests this is Val’s diary of her life which revolves around the dogs and cats that she and her husband Mino have rescued.
Since moving to the southern Salento region of Puglia, and before, Val and Mino have dedicated their lives to rescuing and caring for abandoned dogs and cats. Val is English and Mino is Italian, originally from Squinzano in Puglia. Val and Mino met when Mino was working and living in the UK. Together they ran their restaurant Da Mino in Dorset before eventually moving to the Algarve in Portugal to run a restaurant there and where they saved their first abandoned dog. Early in 2005 they retired and decided to return to Mino’s homeland, Puglia.