Sunday 21 February 2010

One man and his massive dog

I went to the Izmir Pet Show not long ago. It was surprisingly busy in the exhibition hall. The biggest difference I noticed between this and London shows were the blokes flogging puppies and kittens like market traders.

Besides that, by far the most popular attraction were the Kangals (you should read the Wiki entry for them. It's clearly written by a Turk. Genius). They're a Turkish version of a border collie, I guess. But somewhat bigger. They are Chuck Norris to the Border Collie Charlie's Angels. They fight bears for Christ's sake.

On doing some research, I found a rather strange similarity in the way people photograph their Kangals. It seems that, in order to successfully photograph this particular breed:

1. You need to be in a standing embrace with the dog and
2. One or both of you should be sporting an erection.

The Kangal. Ideal for protecting your young children ...apparently.


Nomad said...

WTF is happening in that third pic? Is that.. no.. is it?

Anonymous said...

I think the guy is wearing a sort of tan fanny pack.

I had to look at it twice before I realized that, though.

Nomad said...

(signs with relief)- Ah, yes. Normalcy returns.

Billfredo said...

The guy in picture 1 also appears to be smuggling a budgie.

Nomad said...

These pics reminded me of one (out of perhaps a thousand) of my most embarrassing moments. Thanks.

Salty Miss Jill said...

How....virile. And very disturbing.