Dogs We Love: An encouraging image from Turkey
In April, I traveled for the first time to a place where the majority of people didn't love dogs the way I do, the way most of us do in the United States.
This was my first experience of seeing stray dogs roaming city streets, staked outside with little shelter, or being chased off of a sidewalk by someone with a broom. It was overwhelming at times emotionally because it was obvious there was little that I could do to make the dogs lives any better.
For each lonely stray I saw in the countryside, the bright side was seeing images like this one. It was heartwarming to witness some level of kinship and connection between Turk and dog, even if it wasn't what I was used to experiencing here in San Francisco.
This snoozing puppy was at Pergamon, a world heritage site in Bergama, Turkey.