Farouk   1 comment

Last week my neighbour’s boy Hassan asked me about taking his uncle’s dog to the vet to get her neutered so I spoke to a friend who helps to run the local dog shelter about when to take her. Well I ended up taking her yesterday, what a lovely dog she is. She is a typical Anatolian sheep/goat herder’s dog, a mastiff, descended from the Kangals of the Sivas region here in Turkey. She is so tolerant and soft in her character and it’s hard to imagine her fighting off wolves or foxes. Hassan and I took her to the local shelter for 10.30 and picked her up again at 2. Her operation was only just finishing when we got there, it had been complicated by a large ovarian cyst that also had to be removed. Last night I left her to sleep in the back of my pick-up and this morning she seems quite happy but isn’t interested in going anywhere yet so I’ll let her sleep and see what happens later. It’s not as if I can just pick her up and take her back home, she’s way to big for that and anyway it would be uncomfortable for her. Here she is, Hassan says her name is Farouk, not sure about the spelling. She has a really gentle way about her and her coat feels like silk around her neck and shoulders.

Farouk

I would keep her if she was a stray.

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Posted November 29, 2013 by cukurbagli in Animals, Neighbours

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  1. Chris, she is a wonderful dog. I hope she recovers quickly.

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