We are a Ticino couple, Nathalie Weiner Zeli and Spartaco Zeli. We are both about fifty years old. We have no children by choice and we lived a peaceful and normal life in our beloved Ticino. We decided in 2015 to acquire an apartment in the heat even in winter and almost by accident we ended up on the island of Boa Vista, Republic of Cape Verde. We liked the island immediately: endless beaches, crystal clear sea, exceptional fish, smiling people and simplicity of life. Already on the occasion of our first stay, we met Nerina (its owner called her Toquinha). Nerina accompanied us for all our following stays. Until mid-March 2016. Upon our arrival, he did not make us the usual parties. Lame after a car accident, with an injury on the back and mother of a puppy of a month and a half.
Arriving on Friday, the situation caught us unprepared … and Sunday the disaster. To shelter from the sun, the puppy had lain under a parked car. When the car left he crushed it. Since then, Nerina and her puppy, whom we called Puce, have not been alone on the street anymore. Spartacus and I have always had animals. Our love for them has always been there, but from that precise moment our life has changed.