Sunday, 8 January 2017

Paws for thoughts



Me, pausing to think.

I thought you all would like to see some snaps of me looking windswept and interesting. I admit the first photo is posed and has been edited and tarted up to add to the drama, but I think I look splendidly handsome and when the time comes, I will choose it as the cover of my first autobiography - working title 'Paws for Thought'. 

Cheryl Martha and us dogs
The second two photos were taken without my knowledge but sum up a good morning's walk. My two-footed companion had told me that I would be spending the day with a couple of good-looking lady dogs and I'd occupied a few hours working out some chat up lines. She failed to mention that one of the ladies was a 45 kilo Kangal and that I would be sharing MY back seat with her, or rather, as it turned out, I would be squashed into the corner of MY back seat with a Kangal's bottom pressed to my head - well there are worse ways to pass a 30 minute car journey. When we got to Gümüşlük we were joined by two more leashed canines and a couple of street dogs tagged along too. All of us are in the picture above - no prizes for guessing which is Peri the Kangal. (Only a human with a GSOH would name a Kangal 'Fairy').

Bob and me in contemplative mood

Those of you who read this blog regularly will notice something wrong with the three photos - the ground is brown - in January it should be green with an early wild flower or two sprouting through the long grass. Alas the expected October, November and December rain didn't fall - but it is falling now and more should come next week, which is good for the land but bad for me because I have to wear my dratted raincoat, I'd rather get wet but she who must be obeyed (but rarely is) insists. 

This photo will not be in the autobiography


14 comments:

  1. Stop moaning about having to put up with big female kangal bottoms and be glad to share your walks with a diverse group of friends! You always look handsome, with or without your coat so better wear it than get a nasty cold like everyone else...
    Follow my advıce , pull up the collar of your rain coat and enjoy life!!!! Xxx

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  2. Poor chap...forced to wear a coat!

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    1. He tries to avoid it by running upstairs

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  3. Be grateful that it is only rain that is falling - I was surprised to see that they have snow, of all things, in Istanbul.

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  4. Jake, What a charmed life you have - rain or shine walks, lovely girl (and boy) friends, AND that great raincoat that makes you look very extinguished. Can't wait for the next installment of 'Paws for Thought'. Aferin.

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  5. You are such a cutie Jake and you MUST write that book - we would be the first to buy with my children!! super post, Ozlem xxx

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  6. I agree with Ozlem. You definitely have a book in you. And you look extremely handsome in your raincoat xxx

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    1. I might be persuaded to wear it more with all this flattery

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    2. I might be persuaded to wear it more with all this flattery

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