It’s amazing to see how considerate these street dogs are!
A touching video of stray dogs treating themselves to butcher shop leftovers has warmed the hearts of animal lovers. A heap of uncooked chicken bones lies outdoors on the sidewalk in a cardboard box in the video. The dogs approach the box cautiously, one by one, and help themselves to a bone. What is surprising to observe is how courteous each dog is, since they only carry one piece with them.
What appears to be an elderly Golden Retriever approaches carefully to the box, takes up a bone, and then wanders away. When one of the dogs approaches, he appears cautious and crouches. Another joyously wags his tail, as if he can’t believe his good fortune.
The video appears to have initially appeared on social media networks in March 2021, and it is attributed to TikTokker @ugursa_. The TikTok video has now vanished, but it has resurfaced on Facebook and Reddit.
Many people commented on how well-mannered the street dogs are.
Strays, according to one Redditor who resides in Puerto Rico, are “very clever” and interact with a wide range of humans. According to his observations, “most strays are human shy / courteous, and learn not to dash into households, to respect random property.” He noticed the butcher giving free chicken carcasses. “Those items, their favorite, are badass to a dog.” Bones are extremely adored by dogs (chicken bones in particular). A chicken carcass contains around two days’ worth of ‘bone.’ For the majority of these dogs, one single corpse represents nearly a two-day feast… so these dogs are crazy ecstatic!”
Some people were concerned about giving dogs bones, but others quickly pointed out that cooked bones offer a greater risk to dogs since they may splinter and cause internal injury, but the ones set out by the generous Good Samaritan are raw.
Others asked if the video was shot in Turkey. One redditor confirmed the video is from Turkey, recognizing the emblem on the cardboard box as belonging to a Turkish company.
Another redditor said, “Stray cats and dogs are handled quite properly in most Turkish cities.” The municipality will spay/neuter them, tag them, and return them to the same neighborhood where they were picked up. They also receive regular veterinarian treatment.” “Everyone sets out bowls of food and water,” they said, “and many establishments have practically adopted and care for them.” Many butchers and seafood merchants will do this — they will either leave scraps out or give them to stray animals that wander up seeking for food.”
“Cats practically govern the city of Istanbul, as someone else remarked,” the redditor continued. “A couple of years ago, I was seated on a terrace when a cat walked up and rejected a chicken finger until the server told us which sauce the cat preferred.” It’s gratifying to see how well they’re cared for, but it’s also heartbreaking that they’re sleeping outside.”
The nameless Turkish butcher is not the only one with a kind heart. Ikram Korkmazer, who resides in Turkey as well, is clearly an animal lover. Cats and dogs frequently visit his business to receive food. His recordings became popular after a video of a cat leaning up on the butcher counter to ask for a treat received over a million views.
Korkmazer also has many dogs who anxiously wait for a food on his pavement (or two or three).
And one dog anxiously wags his tail in anticipation of a dish of food in the next video, indicating that this butcher has his regulars.