Duman

Duman

Male, Age 10, Neutered

Vaccinated, Registered with microchip

To understand Duman, one must first know about Çorniy, a beautiful black dog, his brother. The two of them grew up together and were inseparable until the day that Çorniy became ill, was taken to the doctor and lost along the way. When Defne learned about his disappearance, she immediately put Duman in her car and the two of them drove and walked up and down every street in the neighbourhood where he was last seen, expanding their search widely to surrounding areas. With Duman sniffing for his scent and Defne calling his name, they hunted for him for weeks. They have not given up, whenever Defne sees a black dog on the streets, she checks to see if it is Çorniy.Without his brother, Duman fell into mourning. His depression was evident when he lost his appetite, kept to himself, slept more than normal. Today, he’s aloof from the other dogs. He never really bonded with another canine friend. He’s waiting for Çorniy.When I went to meet Duman, we took a walk and sat in the woods. Ahmet brushed his thick coat as Defne told his story. At first Duman wasn’t paying much attention to the conversation, but as soon as Defne said the name “Çorniy’”, he focused. When she got tears in her eyes describing their search, Duman moved closer, looked at our faces, nudged Defne with his snout so she would put her arm around him. He was as tuned in to her emotions as she was to his and would periodically look down the trail as if he was expecting Çorniy to appear.

Foster Family: Deneme Aile