Dr. Cem Baykal has driven by the same furniture business every day for the past six years on his way to work. And it’s tough to miss the two stray dogs loitering in front of his house whenever he passes by.
The two puppies are inseparable and are always together.
Istikbal Mobile is a home goods store that sells bedding, couches, curtains, and mattresses. The proprietor has a soft heart for the neighborhood strays and has resolved to do something to improve their situation.
Baykal told The Dodo, “The proprietor of this business places one of the mattresses (with a plastic cover over it) in front of the shop.” “This bed may be one of the arriving ones or it could be the one they sell that day.”
“They don’t put the bed on its side; they leave it flat, and these two stray dogs always lay and sleep there,” Baykal explained. “During the winter, the business gives a bed on a daily basis.
The strays no longer have to seek shelter on the chilly cement walkways thanks to the business owner. The dogs are well-known in the neighborhood and rely on neighbors for care, but one business goes a step further.
“This street is renowned as a wealthy area, and everyone offers food or water to the neighborhood dogs and cats,” Baykal explained, “but no one generally provides decent bedding to them.” “This store has it.”
Bazı günler kendini bu şekilde yerlere atıp dikkat çeken bu arkadaşı görürseniz merak etmeyin aç değil açıkta değil 😂 pic.twitter.com/sbYDvwRyd5
— Tuğba Sinem Özsaygılı (@tsinemozsaygili) January 26, 2021
Baykal encountered the strays resting on the mattress on a chilly, wet day and decided to take a picture of them and publish it on Twitter, thanking the business owner. While some have questioned the hygiene of the beds, even with a plastic cover, the majority have praised the generous gesture.
Baykal recently came by the business to check on the stray dogs and discovered that, despite the bad weather, they were doing OK.
“We had tremendous rain in Istanbul this morning, and I saluted my friends on my way to the hospital early in the morning,” Baykal added. “The store was shuttered, but the bedding remained. The snoozer was still sleeping, but his companion was up and escorted me to the pedestrian crossing to ensure my safety.”