I have been known as Balkan since December 17th 2010. That is the day I was adopted by some strange female who won’t put her details on this page. Just yet.
Nobody really knows when or where I was born. She (the strange female) and some friends got together and decided I was about 2 years old and so tells everyone my birthday is December 17th 2008.
Before being named Balkan, I was called Shiloh. I only had that name from November 18th 2010 so I’m not that bothered. I didn’t respond to Shiloh and she says that although it is a really nice name, she wanted a name which sounded strong.
She asked a really nice lady in Sofia for some strong sounding names and then chose Balkan.
I feel kind of honoured though – she has been told that the Prime Minister of Bulgaria has a dog called Balkan. Fancy that – me an abused, cast out, rescue dog from Ireland and the pooch of the Prime Minister of Bulgaria sharing a name. Now, how cool is that!