Sunday could have been a very busy day. Mumcular, our nearest town, was hosting its first traditional Bull Wrestling Festival (just how the first ever event can be classed as "traditional" is beyond me, but the semantics of Turkish has tripped me up many a time so I won't expose my ignorance any further). I was faffing about whether to go or not, then decided that two massive sides of beef crashing into each other was not my cup of tea and was able to give my full attention to the main event of the day: the Country Ranch dog show in Turgutreis.
Jake was in with a good chance as he had a very strong support team of Marga, well-known arbiter of style and good taste, providing him with a vanity case of costume choices, Esi, in charge of last minute grooming and Celal driving him to and from the event.
He may be feeling a bit let down by his owner whose pocket full of dog biscuits distracted him just as he faced the judges.
He may also be thinking that other dogs definitely had the advantage in the glamour stakes.
Hopefully he was reflecting on how it is exactly 4 years since he was picked off the street and thanks to the internet, found his way to the BacktoBodrum house. Hopefully the two dogs above will also eventually find a home of their own.
The event was sponsored by Farmina pet foods and we all came away with some tasty samples - wild boar and apple proving a hit in this household.
Unfortunately we didn't come home with any prizes, unlike the pocket pooch above who had to make room for a cup in her bag.
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