City Pooches


Monday 17 February, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Ankara, early February, and we came across a rather bizarre event – Sunday City Pooches in the park (with their owners, I might add).




There were doggies of all shapes and sizes, most on leads, others just wandering around, socialising, for want of a better phrase (or, ‘bottom sniffing’ to be exact).






It was a sunny but cold Sunday afternoon, just above freezing in fact, but folk were relaxing on the grass, well wrapped up mind you. It was a lovely, albeit surreal atmosphere.






Big dogs, little poochies – all seemed welcome.






It was comical how the few scraps and scuffles that kicked off were ALWAYS started by some tiny Jack Russell, or similar. There were some BIG woofers there, but the little’uns ruled 😉






Cousin Spike Jnr is used to our Bonzo the farm dog, but he’s a big, uncouth, working dog, who has limited social skills, and certainly not for playing with like these well-trained house pets.

Also, in Turkey, like much of the Muslim world, dogs just don’t feature as pets a great deal, so this was an ideal opportunity for kiddo to get to know some friendly four-legged playmates.




19 thoughts on “City Pooches

  1. Rejoysfull says:

    I LOVE the pix of the golden retrievers face – priceless and precious pooch.

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  3. Oh my! My mad Lab. would love a hang out like this! She would, however, create chaos.


  4. What a collection!
    I used to be afraid of dogs until I found an abandonned Lab, which my family adopted and kept until her death. She had such a soft face when she looked at us! That’s why I love the dog on pic #3.


  5. panikikubik says:

    What a special experience. Thank you for sharing. I’m unfortunately alergic against dogs, but I’m so sure that they are great friends. Wish you a great 2014.


  6. I would have been in melt down panic mode and really hated that! I just don’t like dogs – period!


    • Uncle Spike says:

      I thought of you when I posted that one…. you’d fit in well in Turkey in general, most Turks are terrified – that’s why it was such a bizarre sight.


  7. fredrieka says:

    we have as a yearly thing what is called a Mutt March in our park . It usually benefits a charity or two. This year it was for breast cancer and the local Humane Society which Mom and I attended


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