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My life as a dog - A diary (English-Turkish)



1st week - Today I am one week old. What a joy to be part of this World!

1 month - My mother takes very good care of me. She is really an exemplary mother.

2 months - Today I was separated from my mother.
She was very restless and with her eyes bade me good-bye.
I hope my new human family will take as good care of me as she has.

4 months - I have grown very rapidly, everything attracts my attention.
There are several children in the house who are like little brothers to me.
We play a lot, they pull on my tail and I give them little bites in good fun.

5 months - Today I was yelled at.
My mistress was all upset because I peed inside the house.
But I was never told where exactly I should do it.
I also sleep in the hall. I was very unhappy about that!

8 months - I am a very happy dog!
I have the warmth of a home, I feel so safe, so protected...
I think that my human family loves me.
The courtyard is all mine and, oftentimes, I exceed myself,
digging the ground like my ancestors, the wolves, to hide the food.
They never try to teach me anything.
It must be all right then, all these things I am doing!

12 months - Today I am one year old. I am an adult dog.
But my masters say that I have grown more than they had expected.
How proud they must be of me!

13 months - Today I was tied up.
I was almost unable to move, to catch a sunbeam when I feel cold,
or to shade myself when the sun is on high.
They say they are going to observe me and that I am ungrateful.
I don't understand a thing of what is happening to me.

15 months - All is changed now... They keep me locked up in the veranda.
I feel very lonely. My human family doesn't want me any more.
Sometimes they forget that I am thirsty and hungry.
When it rains, I don't have a roof above my head...

16 months - Today they removed me from the veranda.
I was sure that my human family had forgiven me.
I was so happy that I was leaping with excitement.
My tail was working like a fan.
What's more, I thought they were going to take me for a walk!!!
We took the direction of the highway and, all of a sudden, they stopped the car,
opened the door and I got out, happy, thinking that we would spend the day in the country.
I don't understand why they closed the door and left.
Listen, wait! I barked.
They have forgotten me... I run after the car with all my strength.
My anguish grew as I started to understand,
as I was out of breath and they were not stopping,
that they had abandoned me!

17 months - I looked in vain for the way back home.
I am alone and feel lost.
On my wanderings, I meet some people with a good heart who look at me
with sorrow and give me some food.
I thank them with my eyes, from the bottom of my soul.
I wish they would adopt me. I would be loyal like none before me!
But they just say: poor little dog, it must be lost.

18 months - Some days ago, I went by a school and saw many children and
youngsters like my Ñlittle brothers".
I got closer and a group of those youngsters, laughing, threw a shower of stones at me,
just to see Ñwho would aim best".
One of those stones hit me in one eye and, since, I can't see at all with it.

19 months - It's incredible. When I was better looking, people took pity on me.
I am very week now, and look awful. I have lost one eye, and people show me the broom when I try to rest in the shade somewhere.

20 months - I find it increasingly difficult to move. Today, while trying to cross the street, I was hit by a car.
I was in the pedestrian crossing zone, but I will never forget the satisfied look of the driver, who even praised
himself for having hit me. I wish he had indeed killed me! But he only dislocated my hind legs!
The pain is insufferable! The legs are not obeying me, and only with great difficulty was I able to drag myself to the grass on the roadside. For ten days I have been exposed to the burning sun, the hard rain, the cold, without food. I can no longer move. The pain is insufferable.
I am in a very humid place, and it looks like that even my hair is falling.
Some passers-by do not even notice me; others say: don't come any closer.
I am almost unconscious, but a bit of strength from deep inside forces me to open my eyes.
The sweetness of her voice made me react.
Poor little dog, look how they have left you, it was saying. With her was a man in a white apron who touched me and said: I am sorry, lady, but this dog won't make it. It's better to help him out of his suffering.
The kind lady, tears flowing down her cheeks, acquiesced.
As well as I could, I moved my tail and thanked her, with my eyes, for helping me to finally rest in peace.

While I was feeling the slight prickle of the needle, before that long lasting sleep, my last thought was:
why did I have to be born, if no one wanted me?

Friends! The solution is not to abandon or cast away a dog, but to educate it. Do not turn into a problem for society such a lovable and grateful friend.

Help in making the ignorant aware of their ignorance and thus end the ill -treatment of all animals, especially strays.

Forward this story to as many people as possible. It only takes a minute!!!

"In the course of his development towards culture man acquired a dominating position over his fellow-creatures in the animal kingdom. Not content with this supremacy, however, he began to place a gulf between his nature and theirs. He denied the possession of reason to them, and to himself he attributed an immortal soul, and made claims to a divine descent which permitted him to annihilate the bond of community between him and the animal
kingdom."- Sigmund Freud

It's easy just to send people a joke. It's as easy to spread this highly humanitarian message.


A Dogs Diary in Turkish

Kopek olarak yasamim: Gunlugum

1 hafta - Bugun 1 haftalik oldum. Bu dunyanin bir parcasi olmak ne eglenceli!

1 ay - Annem bana cok iyi bakiyor. O gercekten ornek gosterilecek bir anne.

2 ay - Bugun beni annemden ayirdilar. O cok husursuzdu ve gozleriyle bana elveda dedi. Umarim yeni "insan" ailem bana annemin baktigi kadar iyi bakar.

4 ay - Cok hizla b
žyžyorum ve hersey ilgimi cekiyor. Evde bana "kžcžk kardes" gibi olan bir sžrž cocuk var. Beraber devamli oynuyoruz, benim kuyrugumu cekiyorlar ve ben de oyun olsun diye onlari azicik isiriyorum.

5 ay - Bugun azarlandim... Sahibim evin icerisine cisimi yaptigim icin cok kizdi. Ama bana bˆyle yapmamam gerektigi tam olarak aciklanmamisti. Ayrica koridorda uyudum. Bu yuzden cok mutsuzum!

8 ay - Ben cok mutlu bir kopegim! Bir evin sicakligina sahibim, kendimi oldukca guvende ve korunmus hissediyorumÖ Sanirim benim Ñinsan" ailem beni seviyor. Avlu tamamen benim, sik sik kendimi asiyorum, atalarim kurtlar gibi yiyecek saklamak icin topragi kaziyorum. Bana hic bir sey ogretmeye calismiyorlar. O zaman yaptigim hersey yolunda olmali!

12 ay - Bugun bir yasindayim. Yetiskin bir kopegim artik. Fakat sahiplerim benim dusunduklerinden daha fazla buyudugumu soyluyorlar. Benimle ne kadar gururlanmalilar!

13 ay - Bugun iple baglandim. Hareket edemiyordum, usudugumde gunes isinlarina ulasamiyordum veya isindigimda bir golgeye kacamiyordum. Nankor oldugum icin beni gozlemleyeceklerini sˆylediler. Basima neler geldigini anlayamiyorum.

15 ay - Simdi hersey degisti... Beni verandada kitli tutuyorlar. Kendimi yalniz hissediyorum. "Insan" ailem beni artik istemiyor. Bazen ac ve susuz olabilecegimi unutuyorlar. Yagmur yagdiginda, kafami sokabilecegim bir cati bile yok...

16 ay - Bugun beni verandadan aldilar. "Insan" ailemin beni affettigine emindim. O kadar mutluydum ki, kuyrugumu heyecanla salliyordum. Kurugum pervane gibi donuyordu. Beni yuruyuse cikardiklarini dusunmustum!!! Anayola dogru gitmeye basladik, ve birden arabayi durdular, kapiyi actilar ve ben disari ciktim, mutluydum, gunu kirlarda gecirecegiz diye dusunuyordum. Fakat sonra niye kapiyi kapatip beni biraktilar anlayamadim. "Dinle, bekle!" dediler. ó Havladim. Beni unutmuslardi... Arabanin arkasindan butun gucumle kostum. Durmadilar ve kosmaktan nefesim kesilmisti, beni terk ettiklerini anladigimda istrabim o kadar artti ki!

17 ay - Eve geri donecegime umudum kalmadi. Yalnizim ve kendimi kaybolmus hissediyorum. Etrafta dolasirken, karsilastigim bazi iyi yurekli insanlar bana huzunle bakiyorlar ve biraz yemek veriyorlar. Gozlerimle ve ruhumun en derinliklerinden onlara tesekkur ediyorum. Keske beni sahiplenseler... Eskiden olmadigim kadar sadik olurum! Fakat sadece "zavalli kucuk kopek, kaybolmus olmali." diyorlar.

18 ay - Bir kac gun once bir okula gittim ve "kucuk kardeslerim" gibi bir suru cocuk gordum. Onlara yaklastim ve bunlardan bir grup genc, "hangisinin daha iyi atacagini"
gormek icin gulerek bana suruyle tas attilar. Bu taslardan bir tanesi gozume geldi ve o gunden beri o gozum gormuyor.

19 ay - Inanilmaz. Daha iyi gorundugum zamalarda, insanlar bana aciyordu. Simdi cok zayifladim ve berbat gorunuyorum. Bir gozumu kaybettim, ve bir yerlerde golgede uzanmak istedigimde insanlar bana supurge gosteriyorlar.

20 ay - Artik zor hareket ediyorum. Bugun karsidan karsiya gecmeye calsirken, bir araba carpti. Yaya gecidinde yuruyordum fakat soforun bana carptigi icin kendini kutladigi tatminkar yuzunu hic unutmayacagim. Keske beni hemen oldurseydi! Ama sadece arka bacak kemiklerimi yerinden cikardi! Aci dayanilamayacak gibi! Bacaklarima soz geciremiyordum, yol kenarina gecmek icin kendimi zorla surumem gerekti. On gun yakici guneste, sert yagmurda, sogukta yemeksiz kaldim. Artik hareket edemiyorum. Aci dayanilmaz. Cok nemli bir yerdeyim. Yanimdan gecenlerin cogu beni fark etmiyor bile; fark edenler digerine: "ona daha fazla yaklasma" diyor. Kendimde degilim, fakat icimde yakalayabildigim birazcik gucle gozlerimi acabiliyorum. Onun tatli sesi tepki gostermeme neden oldu. "Zavalli kucuk kopek, baksana seni nasil da terk etmisler?" Onun yanindaki beyaz onluklu adam: "Uzgunum bayan, ama bu kopek basaramayacak. En iyisi onun acilarini tamamen dindirmek olacaktir" dedi. Kibar bayanin goz yaslari yanaklarina dokuldu, kabullendi. Yapabildigim kadariyla kuyrugumu salladim ve gozlerimle en sonunda beni huzura kavusturacagi icin tesekkur ettim.
Ignenin hafif batisini hissederken, uzun surecek son uykumdan once: " Eger beni kimse istemediyse, neden dunyaya geldim..." diye dusundum.
Dostlar, Cozum kopegi terk etmek veya disari atmak degildir, onu egitmek gerekir. Sevgi dolu, minettar dostunuz icin topluma sorun yaratacak bir duruma yol acmamali.
Cahil insanlara cahilliklerini fark etmelerini saglayarak yardim edin. Boylece hayvanlara; ozellikle sokak hayvanlarina hastalikli kotu muameleyi durduralim.
Bu hikayeyi yollayabildiginiz kadar insana ulastirin.
Sadece bir dakika surer!!!
"Insanoglu, kulturel gelisim surecinde hayvanlar aleminden kendine dost olan canlilara hakim olmaya ihtiyac duymustur. Bu ustunlukle birlikte, kendi ve diger canlilarin dogasi arasina ucurum koymustur. Canlilara egemenliginin nedenlerini inkar etmis, kendine ˆl
žmsžz ruhu atfetmis, ve kutsal nesline hayvanlar alemi ve kendi toplulugu arasindaki baglari yok edecek taleplerini sunmustur. "
- Sigmund Freud
Insanlara saka yollamak cok kolaydir. Bu insanlik mesajini yaymaniz kadar kolay.