Thought this was a sweet story. Photographer Chris McGrath recently followed a special, now very famous, street dog around Instanbulls public transportation.
Back in the Eighties, there was a dog in Cincinnati named Bart that did the same thing. He belonged to no one, but was loved by everyone. He spent a lot time at Arnold's Bar and Grill in downtown Cincinnati, but he road the buses all over town.
He was a small mutt with little bit of Dachshund in him. Once, when he was in Arnold's, a health inspector came in and objected to his presence there. Somehow, the bartenders managed to convince the inspector that he was a seeing-eye dog. When he bit a meter-maid, he got put in the pound and the bartenders put a big collection jug at the end of bar with sign that announced that "Bart's In The Slammer' Again". He was bailed out of the pound in no time.
When I was in the USAF a guy told about a dog mascot a SAC (Strategic Air Command - remember them ?) base in North Dakota had. The dog lived at the NCO club. He would take the bus to town and back. In town he would visit taverns, enjoy some treats and attention, then head back to the base.
Generally speaking, dog mascots seem to be very sociable and mentally cope well with events happening around them.
Edited by - Richard Hauser on 12/05/2021 08:36:40
Many years ago my best friend worked in a shop. The shop keeper had a dog that was supposed to be outside the shop lying around in front of it most of the day. Apparently this was too boring so the dog wandered off a lot. Some day some customers told the shop keeper that they had seen the dog board a suburban train in the station nearby, get off the train after a few stations only to change platform sides and go back to the shop again.
With regard to the Istanbul dog, it seems to travel rather long distances. Besiktas and Kadirköy are pretty far from each other!
Edited by - phb on 12/06/2021 02:15:12
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