Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A picture speaks a thousand words

So much is said and written about the Turkish attitude towards the dogs and cats of the streets.

I've said many times that the only way to dispel the fear that the Turks have for dogs is to talk to the children.  They are the future and if we reach out to them, then there is hope.

My  husband found this photo and made it his Facebook profile pic. It says it all for me and him. This is what we hope will be the future in Turkey. Keep on educating the children..it's the only way to encourage future generations to care for animals.


If you want to help the street dogs of Turkey, please contact the Turkish Animal Group.  You'll find the link on my sidebar.

16 comments:

  1. That is so sweet! If only we all could just look at these sweet moments around the world and realize that we are all the same their would be more piece.

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  2. a beautiful photo...I applaud you for your efforts on behalf of the animals of your country!

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    1. Theanne: It doesn't take much effort to talk to the kids. Actually Mr A (known as Uncle A to the village kids) is much better at it than me!)

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  3. Gorgeous picture, Ayak. Keep up the good work, both of you! I'm getting very fond of the image you paint of Mr A. Axxx

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    1. Ah he's not perfect Annie...but he has his moments!

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  4. Photo of my wife Zuhal with a friends dog Brownie when we visited England last year:

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/yellowcat1/dogs/DSC_0339.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/yellowcat1/dogs/DSC_0341.jpg

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz31/yellowcat1/dogs/DSC_0340.jpg

    Brownie is a rescue dog that my friend has had for about eight years.

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    1. Which proves that not all Turks have a fear of dogs Peter. Lovely pics..thanks for sharing x

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  5. Oh, how sweet! You do such good work in trying to change attitudes where you are, Ayak. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Perpetua. Every little helps.

      You'll notice that I've changed to the embedded feature because you mentioned it. It took my fuzzy brain ages to work out how to do it though! But I like being able to reply to comments individually x

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    2. I'm really enjoying it, Ayak, and now just ignore the wrong time-stamps. This is one of the features that made me think of moving to WordPress, so one less reason to consider changing :-)

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    3. I didn't notıce the wrong timestamps till you mentioned it Perpetua. It shouldn't happen should it? I have the correct timezone on my Settings....aaaargh!

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    4. It's just a bug in the new format, Ayak and I gather the Blogger engineers are working on it. What you see is California time as that is where Google is based. :-) To be honest, it doesn't really bother me as the correct time is shown on the comment emails I get, so I know when people posted.

      But I do love the ability to reply directly below the comment - it really works for me and means that the time-stamps aren't really relevant.

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    5. I love it Perpetua...like you, one of the things I liked about Wordpress. The timestamp is a small blip worth putting up with I think.

      Now if Blogger could just iron out other problems and not change too many things, I'd feel a lot happier about sticking with them

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  6. That picture sure speaks a thousand words....so adorable.
    I'm glad there are people out there for that cause....the first time I went to Turkey over 25 years ago I cried when I saw those poor aninmals all over the streets b/c here we don't have that here. Being naive I couldn't believe what I saw.

    But......my husband said that the new generation is changing. More and more of them he knows now have pets in their homes and don't consider it a taboooooo like in the old days.

    If only some of the other countries around the world would realize this and change, it sure would be better and safer for all.

    Have a great day.....

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    1. Erica your husband is right. Attıtudes are changing mostly amongst the younger generation. Now if only every family could adopt one street animal, wouldn't that be a wonderful way of tackling the problem?

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