My little rescue dog is absolutely my best friend.
Her name is Fistik ( Peanut in Turkish), I rescued her from our local dog pound two years ago and we have been inseparable ever since.
She had a very sad start to life which breaks my heart every time I think about what could have happened. After taking her home from the pound I was contacted by the family who had found her.
A family who had been on holiday at the time heard a noise coming from a drain close to their sun loungers. After investigating the children found a small brown ball of fur which happens to be Fistik.Once they pulled her out a couple on the next sun loungers said they had been hearing the noise for at least 2 days but thought nothing of it.
the family snuck her into their hotel for the night, she was so small and tired she couldn’t lift her head and they sent the whole night feed her water. As they were going home soon they had to reluctantly take her to the local pound.
Here is Marmaris and pretty much all of Turkey we have hundred of stray dogs ( and cats) and not enough people to help take care of them. Through lack of education and interest, the locals are either scared of animals or don’t know how to look after them. Local bars and restaurants will get a small puppy a the start of the season to get people to come to the bar and buy drinks. These dogs are not fed properly, left to wander the streets not neutered or sometimes even just tied up. It s hard to see such beautiful animal mistreated all the time.
So needless to say the local pound is always over run with dogs and puppies needed health care and looking for new homes.
I have lived here for many years and I have always wanted a dog from a young age, So one day I went up to the pound to give a dog a loving home. Looking at the puppy enclosure there was about 20 little ones with a surrogate mum feeding, running around and playing. then out of the corner of my eye, I saw a small brown ball curled up int he corner on a small tea towel. Moving nearer I feel in love, this little ball of fur came toddling over and starting licking me through the fence. she was so small and beautiful I decided I wanted her.
I couldn’t take her that day as the adoption lady was around so I went home and waited two days till I could go back. On returning a few days later I went straight round to the puppy area to look for her, she was asleep on the same tea towel but as soon as she smelt/heard me she came running over and wagging her tail. It was instant love.
As soon as we got home she walked straight over the cat bed laid down and went to sleep. from this moment she has been the biggest most important part of my life. We have never spent a night apart and if there is a way to take my dog with me I take her( Unless it s hot which wouldn’t be fair.)
Just celebrating her two years coming home birthday last month I wanted to spoil her as much as possible. Dog toys here in turkey are hard to find and honestly not very good, So I looked on the web and found some great toys from Amazon for my friend to bring out for me.
These toys are amazing! she takes them everywhere with her. she has a lollipop, a strawberry and a duck. we have to take them all to bed with her and in the office while I work.
She has suffered from a skin allergy and used to gnaw her fur till she was bald but since having these toys and a change in her diet she has stopped this. this just proves how important it is for dogs not to be bored.
She is my princess, my friend and my world so I will only buy her the best.
Below are mine and Fistik picks for great dog toys!
Dog Toy Pet Puppy Plush Sound Chew Squeaker Squeaky (Model 2)
Dog Toy Pet Puppy Plush Sound Chew Squeaker Squeaky (Model 3)
Classic Dog Toys Stuffed Squeaking Duck Dog Toy Plush Puppy Honking Duck for Dogs(Random Color))
UEETEK Squeaky Dog Toys for Small Dogs Fruits and Vegetables Plush Puppy Dog Toys (A pack of 5)