Bulent picked me up from the Servis bus the other day and told me he had a surprise for me. He could not keep from smiling. I kept trying to guess but was no where near close. We drove around the neighborhood and finally ended up a nearby park. I thought maybe he had set up a romantic picnic.
To be precise, seven of them.
A neighborhood street dog had puppies and the den is in the park nearby. The mother is part German Sheppard and from her behavior she may have been an (abused) pet. She is very shy and non confrontational. If you speak to her she wags her tail but if you get get close she runs away.
The puppies are absolutely adorable. They loved to be petted and cuddled. Unlike the last puppies we found.
They hate to be ignored. If they want attention they will clearly state their needs.
They are NOT shy.
If we owned a house with a yard I know Bulent would have wanted to adopt at least two of them.
However, since that is not an option we have been bringing them, and their mother, food and water, as is a teenage boy who lives in the neighborhood. The mother is quite thin – she has been nursing seven pups and has been scavenging for food. Bulent posted photos on a Craigslist-ish type site advertising the puppies. There are many people with large homes who want guard dogs. This would be better than if the dogs were left to scavenge. They would eventually be picked up by the city and vaccinated and be spayed/neutered, but then released back on to the street. The problem is that in Turkey dog-ownership outside of villages is new and dogs are a status symbol. People want purebreds not mutts.
So… if you are in the Ankara area and want a FREE PUPPY who is sweet and trainable, leave a comment. We would love to hook you up with one of these darlings. They need a home.
Look! He likes you already!