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Kostas Fishing Dog In Sidari - Sad News

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Message posted by geordielass on 06†August†2009 at 8:07pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
geordielass
Corfu
Sorry to be bearer of sad news but Kostas the fishing dog in Sidari is dead. Many people over the years have enjoyed his antics by the river which takes you over the Canal d' Amour. He was hit by a vehicle on Sidari beach, just after 6pm Greek time and was buried by 7.30. I will be investigating from the info given to me as to who was driving, but he was going too fast and he didn't stop. Very promptly Cheryl from CARE was down to help but it was too late. She organised for somewhere for him to be buried along with Melissa from surgery opposite the Alkion. It seemed to be a head injury. He will be missed by many tourists and locals alike. A real character   jeni

Message posted by jinty on 06†August†2009 at 8:20pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
jinty
Corfu
Aww, so sorry to hear that, when I was over in July he used to sit beside us at night in the siesta bar and we used to buy him tins of dog meat and feed him, he will be missed.

Message posted by Elliemay on 06†August†2009 at 8:30pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
Elliemay
Corfu
R.I.P. Kostas.

Message posted by angela_h on 06†August†2009 at 9:02pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
angela_h
Corfu
Oh Jeni what very sad news , we said when we left the other week it would probably be the last time we saw him as he was so frail, he was part of Sidari, I will really miss not seeing him fishing and teaching the others to fish.       

Angela

Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 06†August†2009 at 9:42pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
seaangler
Was not the one with three legs was it(border collie)!!!Chris

Message posted by geordielass on 06†August†2009 at 9:59pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
geordielass
Corfu
No Kostas was a big black and white hunting dog who followed some people down to Sidari from his village (about4km) found the river and from then on spent summers in Sidari and winters back in village. Last few years he even stayed winters though not so much fishing then as water was too cold. The three legged dog belonged to someone who only came for the summer.   
Angela it's just a shame it had to end like this. The two main causes of death to strays is poison and road accidents, but we never thought of a road accident on a beach!!! He died within sight of his river.

              

Message posted by MatronG on 06†August†2009 at 10:02pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer
MatronG
Corfu
O Jen that's awful. Poor Kostas, that's really upsetting. How could someone do that and not stop - do you think it was a tourist?

MatronG aka Gaynor xx

Message posted by S and J on 06†August†2009 at 10:03pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
S and J
Corfu
Very sad news.


Sandra

Message posted by MatronG on 06†August†2009 at 10:06pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer
MatronG
Corfu
Sandra is that you with Patch?

Message posted by orchard on 06†August†2009 at 10:22pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
orchard
Corfu
Should there have been a car driving (too fast) on the beach... where exactly was it? Next time it could be a child.




Message posted by sedgi on 06†August†2009 at 10:26pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
sedgi
Corfu
Is he the mostly white with black patches who stood for ages in the water in the Canal d' Amour area. If so did he follow you for ages up and down the beach we fed him on many occasions. Please someone post a picture. I have many photos but not on here, so sad x

Message posted by sedgi on 06†August†2009 at 10:28pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
sedgi
Corfu
So sad,my little one gutted, what date?

Message posted by angela_h on 06†August†2009 at 10:42pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
angela_h
Corfu
I will put one up from two weeks ago. It's not very good but he was being very cheeky to me outside Mythos restaurant, think he could smell the lamb and I took a chunk out for him, he just took it and trotted off.

Just added three, one is my avatar from last year and the other two from two weeks ago, it dreadful that he didn't just die of old age...very sad
Angela

Message posted by kassi on 06†August†2009 at 11:13pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
kassi
Corfu
Poor Kostas .... RIP.
Don't like the idea of driving at speed on a beach tho - how stupid.

Message posted by sc on 06†August†2009 at 11:22pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
sc
Corfu
So sad. He was a dog known by many, he will be missed. I remember him joining us for the firework celebrations on the 5th of November 2008, that Spiros from Sailors arranged. Kostas really enjoyed the 'free food' with no fishing involved!!!!! RIP Kostas, we will miss you x

Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 06†August†2009 at 11:38pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
seaangler
It must be the one in my gallery taken some three years ago. Almost at the bottom in my gallery you will find two dogs, the colliey with three legs and I think the one you are all on about, but looking a bit younger but still fishing. Chris

http://www.agni.gr/gallery/show_gallery.asp?gallery=1326&sub_gallery=%20Corfu%20pichures

Message posted by Jaybird on 06†August†2009 at 11:43pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
Jaybird
Corfu
Awww yes that is Kostas Chris. I have got so used to bumping into him that I just can't believe he has gone.

Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 07†August†2009 at 12:49am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
seaangler
Jaybird, some three years ago we had great fun with both dogs playing fetch one morning, but did not know his name was Kostas. Shame he was a very lovable friendly dog (but did smell a bit). Chris


Message posted by angela_h on 07†August†2009 at 1:05am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
angela_h
Corfu
On reflection what on earth was a car doing on the beach, especially at the peak of the season. Let's hope enough witnesses come forward, but what action will be taken by the 'authorities'?

Ange

Message posted by S and J on 07†August†2009 at 2:27am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
S and J
Corfu
Quote: Originally posted by MatronG on 06†August†2009
Sandra is that you with Patch?




No Gaynor I don't know who Patch is, my dog is called Inca.


Sandra

Message posted by geordielass on 07†August†2009 at 8:14am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
geordielass
Corfu
We know who it was but I don't want to go into it on the site as I want to deal with it with the appropriate authorities jeni

Message posted by dazzalad on 07†August†2009 at 10:30am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
dazzalad
Corfu
RIP Kosta, you will be sadly missed. We are arriving 14th & were looking forward to seeing you again.

Jeni, as others have said it could have been a child, let's hope the authorities do something about this.

Message posted by kerkyra on 07†August†2009 at 11:05am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
kerkyra
Corfu
What a shame.
Steph used to watch him by his river, how on earth can some people do this, I won't say what I would do if I caught them...could of easily been a child though.

Andy.

Message posted by Mrs Mushypea on 07†August†2009 at 11:14am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
Mrs Mushypea
Corfu
Poor Kostas - King of Sidari.

Will miss seeing him, he looked particularly frail when we visited in June - sat with him for a while on the beach in the shade and his limp seemed worse than last time.


Message posted by Daisy85 on 07†August†2009 at 12:57pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer
Daisy85
Corfu
Poor Kostas
I will miss him.

Message posted by matsui on 07†August†2009 at 1:27pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
matsui
Corfu
Very sad news. Hope Kostas is now teaching all the other dogs up in Doggy Heaven, how to fish.

Message posted by Bridie1 on 07†August†2009 at 2:56pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
Bridie1
Corfu
We seen Kostas fishing and playing with his friend only last month. It was very funny and my daughter video'd them playing. It's so sad to hear this news. I also have a picture of him in my gallery. x

Message posted by sezlou on 07†August†2009 at 3:28pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
sezlou
Corfu
Poor Kostas, many a time he has followed us down the street. Sadly missed.

Message posted by Avva mou on 07†August†2009 at 3:46pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
Avva mou
Corfu
How sad, at least I got to see him a few times in July.

Message posted by lizcon on 07†August†2009 at 11:05pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
lizcon
Corfu
We are all devastated he was such a character, I hope there's loads of fish in dog heaven for him

Message posted by Belinda on 07†August†2009 at 11:58pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
Belinda
Corfu
Never met him but he didn't deserve to go like this. RIP Kostas xx

Message posted by leancraig on 08†August†2009 at 3:21am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer
leancraig
We heard the sad news when we were on our last night in Sidari and was extremely upset! I am so glad, though, that Kostas was loved by many.. we really took to him when we were there and we just knew that when we went on the beach he would come to greet us! We used to save left overs from tea for him and fed him on the beach all the time and he would just sit and rest next to us after digging himself a spot.

We really are devastated that he is gone, I seriously hope that the evil person did this realises what a legend he was and how much he will be missed so many tourists of Sidari.

Jeni and Cheryl do a fantastic job and they are absoloute super stars for the work that they do!

jeni- please could you post us the site out with the dogs to rescue on???

Thanks a lot. really glad we found this site. So devastated about Kostas... RIP xxxxxxxxxx

Message posted by Sunnypop on 08†August†2009 at 10:00am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
Sunnypop
Corfu
That is sad news, he was loved by everyone and will be missed but I'm sure he will be remembered for a very long time. God bless him.

Now, as for cars on the beach. A small child was within 2 inches of being knocked down recently on the beach in the evening and that was on the part with a sign that shows no cars allowed so yes of course the parents did not worry to let their child play there while they watched at a nearby table.
I park every day and night on the bit of beach (cars and parking permitted) behind a well known central Hotel (near harbour). I see the same cars with young greeks rallying the cars at full throttle up and down the beach, skidding round and round all the time.
If someone can PM me with details of the car and where it happened I might be able to point you in the right direction.

IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DRIVING/RALLYING/SPEEDING ON THE BEACH - GIVE THEM A PIECE OF YOUR MIND.



              

Message posted by chippy54 on 08†August†2009 at 12:29pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
chippy54
Corfu
Hi Sunny pop,
We don't have a good description of the car as it was not a car but some kind of truck, and at the time the people where more interested in Kosta than the truck. Also as no one informed the police straight away. It will be hard to bring the culprit to justice but we will keep trying. But to add to you post about young Greeks racing around on the beach, if you see this every night, then have you informed the police about it?? as it is only time before it is a child and I personally would hate to think that I have sat by and watched these idiots every night and not tried to do anything. But if you have informed the police what response did you get?? Can you let me know as the beach is closed to cars except for the designated parking spots and it really needs to be jumped on before a child is seriously hurt. We can use all the information we can get about this problem as it will give us more fire power when we find someone to listen.

Message posted by Sunnypop on 08†August†2009 at 2:45pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
Sunnypop
Corfu
Quote: Originally posted by geordielass on 07†August†2009
We know who it was but I don't want to go into it on the site as I want to deal with it with the appropriate authorities jeni



Okay, good luck

Message posted by Nicsmum on 09†August†2009 at 6:09pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
Nicsmum
Corfu
Absolutely devastated by the news of Kostas, we're due there next Friday and it just won't be the same without him. We always stay at Zafiri's so cross the Loxides bridge many times a day and always look out for him. He was a real character and definitely king of the dogs.

It's so sad that he went this way - you always wonder if he's survived the winter, but to go like this is awful. RIP Kostas xxx

Message posted by geordielass on 09†August†2009 at 7:17pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
geordielass
Corfu
Update on accident, an eye witness has said that truck was not speeding although has been seen to do so on other occasions. Also possible that he did not realise that he had hit the dog. As the police were not called to incident no legal action could be taken anyway. Council have not been either interested or forthcoming in returning calls made to them on Friday about the incident. Will still follow through on this as speeding on beach is still an issue according to sunnypop.
I have decided to create a special calendar commemorating Kosta. We have many pictures but if you have any particularly good shots please e mail them to me at jeniscafe at hotmail.com Thank you jeni

Message posted by wickedwitch on 13†August†2009 at 1:26am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer
wickedwitch
Very, very sad. We were looking forward to seeing him again next week. What a character he was!

Nice to know that there were so many people looking out for him though.  

Message posted by sparkyleeds on 13†August†2009 at 9:03pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
sparkyleeds
Corfu
So sad to here about Kostas, he was part of Sidari! Will miss seeing him on the beach !

Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 13†August†2009 at 9:50pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
seaangler
geordielass....There is a nice one of him some three years younger in my gallery under Corfu pictures, also the three legged border Collie...Chris

P.S all you need to do is go into my gallery click to enlarge and right click( save picture as). You have my permission to take it....Chris

Message posted by Claire777 on 14†August†2009 at 4:01pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
Claire777
RIP Kostas.

I didn't get to meet this Kostas on my travels to Sidari but as an animal lover I'm a big fan of all the dogs in Sidari.

All I can say is I'm glad there are people, like geordielass, jaybird etc, who live in Corfu and can keep and eye on the strays and help them if they are even in need.

Message posted by Bones on 14†August†2009 at 5:16pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer
Bones
Corfu
Oh my goodness this is very sad we sat most nights at the siesta he seemed to love my daughter Katie, she will be really upset.

Nobody should be driving on the beach!!!!

love
Bones †

Message posted by carol61 on 14†August†2009 at 5:58pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
carol61
Corfu
RIP Kostas

Such a sad ending, he was a part of Sidari we will sadly miss.

Carol Sharon Charles and Jane x  

Message posted by CarolD on 26†October†2009 at 10:38pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
CarolD
Corfu
Hi, can anyone tell me how you open pictures with a red cross on them please? Thanks.

Message posted by rachyxx on 30†December†2009 at 3:47am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
rachyxx
Corfu
I remember him! well it might not of been him but it was a dog that looked very simular to the dog on the youtube video called Kosta the fishing dog it was in 2002 though so it may not be him. I really want to work at in Sadari and look after the dogs and work in a bar singing I love it †

Message posted by rachyxx on 30†December†2009 at 3:52am - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
rachyxx
Corfu
Could you look at my photo I have in a gallery and tell me if this dog is allive or when it died I loved that dog so much was only 12 and i always said I would come back and visit it =[ †

Message posted by Nicsmum on 30†December†2009 at 1:09pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
Nicsmum
Corfu
Hi Rachy, I've looked on You Tube, it's definitely him. Thanks for posting this and giving us one last chance to see him in action.

Message posted by annsalt on 28†January†2010 at 1:00pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
annsalt
Corfu
Hi Jeni

It was a bin lorry that killed Costa when it backed down the beach

ann

Message posted by geordielass on 28†January†2010 at 4:05pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
geordielass
Corfu
We know ann but no-one actually made a formal complaint who saw the incident. We arranged his burial but legally our hands were tied as any prosecution was dependant on an eye witness going to police station and reporting the details and proving it was deliberate   jeni

Message posted by geordielass on 06†March†2010 at 12:56pm - IP Logged Legal Disclaimer Corfu Photos
geordielass
Corfu
We need any photos of Kostas taken with people. Dont need any more of him fishing but any others especially in bars or with holidaymakers are needed for the calendar which will be available during the summer. Thanks jeni
send to jeniscafe (at) hotmail.com




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