FOR MOST travellers, a holiday souvenir consists of a straw donkey or a bottle of the local tipple.
But for Mia Lorryman, it was man’s best friend.
The teenager from Cross Gates, Leeds, had an emotional reunion with abandoned dog Lady, who she saved from certain death during her Greek holiday.
Mia, 14, and her family fell in love with the stray when they found it outside their villa on Cyprus in July. She became their constant companion during their two-week break and when they left to return home they decided they could not leave her.
They agreed to adopt her, paid the £1,000 bill for her jabs and flight, and on Wednesday the pair were reunited when Lady was flown to Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport.
Mia’s mum Amanda, 55, a tour operator, said: “Lady became such a big part of our holiday with quite a lot of time being taken to sort her coming back with us, but it is all worth it. We wouldn’t be without her. We fell in love with her there and Mia just adores her. ”
The family decided to adopt Lady after discovering that many abandoned dogs on the holiday island are terminated due to the difficulty re-homing them. They sacrificed days out and treats to save the £1,000 needed for the bills and the flights. “But it was all worth it,” added Mrs Lorryman.