Tuesday, 18 April 2017

As you were...


As you may have noticed, when times are troubled, my two legged companion struggles to find a suitable subject for her blog; not wanting to get immersed in politics, but feeling that a frivolous topic would appear crass. So she has again handed the pink pencil over to me. Since the last time I was in charge, viewing figures have dropped by 20% so I'm hoping my loyal canine literary followers will get back on board to woof up the numbers. 
We set off for our walk at about 9 am yesterday morning. Clouds hung heavy over Bodrum castle and the streets were empty. Hardly a car passed and we met no one along the way. It seemed that the 79% of Bodrum voters who didn't get the result they wished for had decided to stay in bed - who could blame them.  We had a solitary ramble and went home to pore over the news reports.  By three o'clock I was ready for another amble. Out we trotted into bright sunshine and busy streets. The seafront was full of families, (I assume the schools were closed for the day to make up for them doubling as polling stations the day before), strolling couples and fellow dogs and their walkers and there was a general holiday feeling in the air.  And that just about sums up this country.  Whatever you throw at us, those of us still at liberty will take it and carry on.

(ps I hope you notice my use of pathetic fallacy - this dog is on a mission to make BacktoBodrum more erudite - I'm busy chewing my way through a Thesaurus)

14 comments:

  1. You are erudite Jake ... as well as very, very handsome ... PS I won't tell everyone how much you love your tummy being rubbed ... in between your important observations and walks of course ...

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    1. I'm happy to admit to the tummy bit

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  2. I would love an erudite companion such as you Jake to whom I could hand over my pink pencil from time to time.
    Turkey is not the only place with polling problems, we too have just learnt, rather unexpectedly, that we are having a General Election, and in only 7 weeks time.

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    1. Chaotic everywhere - I'm glad I'm a dog

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  3. Life goes on because it has to, doesn't it?

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  4. We adore you Jake, we will keep calm, carry on and never surrender, enjoy Bodrum xxx

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  5. I find talking dogs disturbing!

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  6. Jake, Woof! (You can't woof with a mouth full of thesaurus. Wonder if that would work for me?) Your description of the day after the election is almost exactly the way it went here in Istanbul. Our spirits are undefeated.

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