The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Monday, October 19, 2015

From Turkey to America... With Love

     On Friday I went on a road-trip with three other Love a Golden volunteers. We drove to Chicago to get three golden retrievers who had flown in from Istanbul.


This is Truman, who's 7. He's already learned some English,
like "treat" and "good sit."

     It was an experience that made us all teary-eyed. If you click on the below link, my three followers (plus Skittles) can get a sneak-peek at a video that hasn't been shared with the rest of the world yet.

     It's only five minutes (and five seconds).

From Turkey to America... With Love


20 comments:

  1. You are a saint, and your heart is golden. Kudos to you and your group.

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    1. Linda--The dogs make it all worth it.

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  2. He is so handsome, who could not fall in love with that face?

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    1. Kathy--Yes, Truman had several of us sucked in--it was love at first sight.

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  3. Amazing story...so happy for these dogs!

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    1. Claudia--They are three lucky dogs!

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  4. I'm teary eyed, too. Awesome trip. Awesome video!

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    1. Tammy--Thanks. It WAS an incredible trip.

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  5. Truman LOOKS like he's from Turkey. I don't know how to explain that, but he does. Like he would bark with an accent.

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    1. Val--We downloaded some phrases in Turkish (complete with some pronunciation helpful hints) and the dogs were able to sit when we said it in Turkish. Now, they're quickly becoming bilingual...

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  6. Oh my gosh, that video was so awesome. And what a cute shot of you! The dogs are adorable.

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    1. Lynn--Thanks. It's an easy program to create videos with... And yes, the dogs are cuties.

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  7. It was nice to paw-se and enjoy this golden moment on film. :-) Sioux, I'm curious, and maybe you've already addressed this: why so many Golden Retrievers?

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    1. Cathy--Dogs used to be THE pets to have in Turkey, and goldens used to be a prestigious breed to have. However, dogs weren't allowed inside the houses, and when dogs were no longer considered symbols of prestige, they were allowed to become strays. Goldens don't fight back, so when feral packs of dogs are running the streets and the forests, goldens get attacked.

      (I love the "paw-se" bit.)

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  8. What a great road trip for such a great cause. I love the pic of you, Sioux! Wonderful video! Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Theresa--Thanks. However, I'm part of the witness protection program, so don't expect any more pictures anytime soon... ;)

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  9. What an uplifting story and video. I love the names of the goldens. You have a heart of gold!

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    1. Donna--We figured we'd honor Missouri with those names. And they seem to fit them...

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  10. Hold on a sec while I wipe my eyes.

    Great video, beautiful Goldens, lucky families who will be loved by these dogs. Thank you for sharing. You're a peach.

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  11. So cool! (and Skittles-approved!)

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