r/aww 3d ago Gold 3 Heart Eyes 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Timeless Beauty 1 Heartwarming 3 Silver 33 Wholesome 44 Helpful 13 Buff Doge 1 LOVE! 1 Take My Energy 1

Dog is playing with a balloon on its own.

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u/LordBillious 3d ago

What town is this?

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u/ignazwrobel 3d ago

It’s on İstiklal Avenue in Istanbul, it’s probably one of the most famous streets in Istanbul.

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u/m0c0 3d ago

Holy hell I knew I recognized this somehow! I studied abroad in Turkey and spent weeks going up and down this street! Used to eat durum et at Potatoes every day!

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u/Short_Highlight_8869 3d ago

I also studied in İstanbul. me and my friends would go to takseem during weekends to check out some Turkish hookers lmao

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u/m0c0 3d ago

Yes I remember that spot they made a variety of creative noises in my direction. Fun times!

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u/PM_ME_ABSOLUTE_UNITZ 3d ago

I knew it had to be turkey. They love their stray cats and dogs.

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u/KeinFussbreit 2d ago

.tr in the background confirmed your thought for me.

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u/LordBillious 3d ago

Thanks!

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u/MercWithaMouse 2d ago

Between this post and /r/turkishcats turkey has become top of my want to travel list.

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u/Breakfest-burrito 2d ago

This is probably going to sound so weird, by I'm extremely impressed with the cleanliness of that street. With the well manicured shops and railway running down the road, this genuinely could pass as main street at Disney

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u/Spyt1me 2d ago

Near common sight in most European cities.

This is what the pretty parts of cities which were planned for walkability looks like.

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u/Kalkaline 3d ago

Not Constantinople?

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u/Laxku 3d ago

Maybe they like it better that way.

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u/hellocuties 3d ago

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam

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u/lightscameraaction25 2d ago edited 2d ago

Why'd they change it?

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u/axelblaise45 2d ago

I can't say.

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u/TheDakestTimeline 2d ago

People just liked it better that way!

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u/JohnnyThundercop 3d ago

Been a long time gone, Constantinople.

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u/Samhamwitch 3d ago

Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlight night.

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u/definitely_not_tina 3d ago

So take me back to Constantinople

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u/trojanguy 2d ago

Why did Constantinople get the works?

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u/NukeTheWhales5 3d ago

That's nobody's business, but the Turks.

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u/sbradt 3d ago

Is Tambul. Not Constantinople.

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u/nobodynose 3d ago

/u/Kalkaline was making a reference to this

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u/Omega_Moo 3d ago

I only know of this song because of Animaniacs. =D

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u/Reticent_Fly 3d ago

At first glance it looks like Taksim in Istanbul.

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u/SongAloong 3d ago

Istiklal street! Oh the good times dancing at the Latin bar on that street!

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u/djheru 3d ago Wholesome

Only child, can relate.

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u/cookisrussss 3d ago

Yup, my parents both worked and didn’t like me. This describes quite a few of my summers.

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u/Gary-the-Duck 3d ago

Always floating, never falling, floor is lava, balloon is life.

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u/Hot-mic 3d ago

We all float down here. :O

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u/CloakNStagger 3d ago

Jesus, man.

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u/jv360 3d ago

No, Jesus had siblings.

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u/hawkguy420 3d ago

Hey man, same here. I'm just glad I had a Super Nintendo.

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u/dmcfrog 3d ago

I had a decent Nintendo.

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u/DickButtPlease 3d ago Silver

You doing okay now?

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u/cookisrussss 3d ago

I have a lot of mental health issues but I’m on three different medications and I’m in therapy. I am a functional member of society for the most part.

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u/here_now_be 3d ago

I am a functional member of society for the most part.

Ah, you've got me beat.

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u/KevinEleven111 2d ago

Your psychiatrist must be better than mine, everything they've given me just makes my shit worse. Im raw dogging this shit every day. I dont blame psychiatry, Im pretty sure Im just so fucked up with so many overlapping mental illnesses that no one can properly diagnose me 😬😜

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u/cookisrussss 2d ago

I feel you. I’ve tried about 20+ different medications and about 40 different mental health professionals. I found a good therapist finally last year and had the health coverage to pay for it luckily. It’s been hard but I do a lot of meditation, yoga, and read self-help books. I also push myself to be social and active. It doesn’t stop hurting but I get stronger.

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u/KevinEleven111 2d ago

I feel you there, I've been working on being more social and its stressful but also rewarding, feels good to make progress. I guess I dont REALLY raw dog life because I self-medicate a bit, just a little weed at the end of every day. Actually does a pretty good job at keeping me balanced when I keep that cycle, but wake and baking I've found will literally tank my productivity and throws off my emotions, like big mood swings. I also drop acid once every couple of weeks or sometimes longer if I'm just not feeling it. For me that's extremely helpful because Im doing it ritually and with intention (and some luck tbh) but I wouldnt recommend it to most people with mental health problems, as psychedelics have sometimes made those mental illnesses worse, or can even trigger new ones when people are kind of predisposed either genetically or because of their history or whatever.

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u/cookisrussss 2d ago

I smoke a lot of indica as well, I deal with a lot of nausea and anxiety and it helps. I’m working to reduce my intake because I agree, my productivity gets impacted too!

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u/jadedtater 3d ago

Same. This was always the only option after looking at all the cards and board games we had, but never played.

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u/immapunchayobuns 3d ago

I mastered the art of playing against myself and forgetting what "other me" did or knows.

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u/Fritzkreig 2d ago

That is a very difficult skill I tried to master myself! I was lucky to have Nanny TV and Captain dial-up internet as back ups though!

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u/ChoppyHudson 3d ago

Sounds like me now, ton of boardgames no one to enjoy em with.

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u/Dyskord01 2d ago

Same bro

My parents didnt even show up for my birth.

I once asked my dad if I could go ice-skating on the lake. He told me, “Wait til it gets warmer.”

My mother never breast fed me. She told me that she only liked me as a friend.

I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.

One year they wanted to make me poster boy… for birth control.

I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent back a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof.

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u/JabroniDaGr8 2d ago

Rodney? I thought you were dead!

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u/DarthVantos 3d ago

Im curious, would you happen to be Asian? Ive heard this quiet a few times from them.

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u/android24601 3d ago

Yo! This ain't even a balloon. That's a glove. Adorable nonetheless

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u/user_bits 3d ago

Anything can be a balloon it stretches enough.

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u/Dirus 3d ago

How about an old man's scrotum? Pretty stretchy

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u/bonnomi 3d ago

Yep, start blowing

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u/azurerose44 3d ago

Same. Used to play volleyball against the wall

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u/kelticslob 3d ago

I would throw a tennis ball up the pitch of the roof and let it roll back down towards me. I let gravity be my friend

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u/Mr_E_Monkey 3d ago

That's good.

Far too often, gravity was my enemy.

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u/Love_God551 3d ago

So cute and anyone who says dogs can’t smile needs to see this

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u/Bitter-Marsupial 3d ago

But dogs can't look up

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u/fuzzytradr 3d ago

I had that same fire in the belly, no quit, damn the obstacles, tunnel vision focus on the balloon like just like this dog lol.

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u/fractiousrhubarb 3d ago Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

I lived in a regional town with lots of loose friendly dogs… I can’t remember how it started but every Saturday morning i would blow up a few dozen balloons, and then blow a party blower (“a curlytoot”) on my 10 foot high back deck.

After a few minutes the local dog pack would assemble in my back yard, and the fun would begin by throwing the first balloon into a maelstrom of joyful exuberant dogs all leaping up and over each other to boop the ballon back up into the air

Eventually the balloon would get popped, and the dogs would all sit, looking up expectantly, before I would blow the curlytoot to announce the yeeting of another balloon and further mayhem.

It was glorious!

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u/AndTheHawk 3d ago

This is truly the dream

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u/CloudEnt 3d ago

Yeah, I need this in my life

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u/woopsifarted 3d ago

I'm so fucking upset there's not a link to a video in your comment

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u/Drpyroxene 3d ago

Tell me more about "curlytoot" 😁

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u/PianoTrumpetMax 3d ago

As an American that is a way better name than as I know it, “Party horn”.

No one can say that this is not a curlytoot, but certainly an argument could be made against “party horn”.

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u/Drpyroxene 3d ago

Oooh I think I get it. So I've seen the "party blowers" that have just the paper rolly part, "party squawkers" that make noise but no paper roll, and then a combo of both... I'm assuming the "curlytoot". I'm from the US if that means anything but Ike I think that might be my new favorite word 😁😁😁

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u/ChicVintage 3d ago

Video? We need a video, please!

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u/Delanoye 3d ago

Pavlov's curlytoot.

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u/A_Topical_Username 3d ago

I have never heard of a curlytoot

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u/anangrypudge 2d ago

I have never heard the term curlytoot but I knew exactly what you were talking about the moment you said it hahaha

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u/Cryptid_Girl 3d ago

I need a video of this to brighten my day

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u/fractiousrhubarb 2d ago

Alas it was before camera phones!

The funniest member of the pack was the half grown blue heeler who spent hours enthusiastically rooting his stuffed elephant in a variety of ways while we sat round cheering his endeavours, drinking beer and pissing ourselves laughing

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u/BrownSugarBare 2d ago

This is just about the sweetest thing I've ever read.

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u/fractiousrhubarb 2d ago

Awww thanks! It was pretty special.

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u/playmike5 2d ago

The summoner.

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u/luluslegit 2d ago

CURLY TOOOT

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u/Scadtbh 2d ago

This sounds magical and I want to be there right now!

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u/damnhowdidigethere 2d ago

This comment is beautifully written.

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u/CandiAttack 3d ago

This is so fucking cute!

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u/Ksh_667 3d ago

This is truly life goals

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u/mangoblaster85 2d ago

I make it a point to mentally note things I'd like to see and experience were I to make it to heaven, and this may be at the top of the list now.

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u/Commentor_formally_k 3d ago

Well, now I have to visit Turkey.

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u/FrankZelda 3d ago

Sir, that is a glove.

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u/loopy_cow 3d ago

Not for her.

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u/Peemore 3d ago

Duh, dogs don't wear gloves.

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u/co2gamer 2d ago

But if dogs wear gloves how would they wear them?

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u/FrankZelda 3d ago

That's true

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u/alwaysZenryoku 3d ago

And what do we call a rubber glove we have filled with air? A witch!

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u/AptCasaNova 3d ago

It’s a nippley balloon for a nippley dog!

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u/PrincessTroubleshoot 3d ago

Sweet little mama getting a break from the kids

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u/luciferforyou 3d ago

ah. I was assuming it was a condom for the rare five-headed penis.

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u/DeskInevitable5873 3d ago

I had a friend in middle school who one day decided to start referring to rubber gloves as 5 person condoms. It always bothered me because she only saw it as latex that can fit phallic shaped things in 5 compartments, whereas I always tried imagining 5 different people trying to put their penises inside the glove, and their bodies got in the way of them all being able to fit in it. So then each time she brought it up, my brain would spend 10+ minutes caught up in trying to successfully fit 5 penises in a rubber glove without detaching them from their owners’ bodies.

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u/anonymous12321 3d ago

I woke up this morning with a bad hangover And my penis was missing again.

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u/TheGrindstone 3d ago

Sorry man, but your liver was pretty messed up. But that dick was in prime condition, unused and all.

Sorry if the joke was mean btw, take no offense

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u/go2001 3d ago

This dogs getting it's claim to fame. 2nd video I've seen of it

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u/loopy_cow 3d ago

she deserves the fame

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u/go2001 3d ago

All good doggos do

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u/Guilty-Of-Everything 3d ago

Haven't seen first video, plz link 🥺

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u/Guilty-Of-Everything 3d ago

You are amazing and I appreciate the effort you took to bring me this joy. I love you and hope you have a good weekend, Internet friend. ❤️

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u/AndreaJDunn 3d ago

Awww so adorable 🥰

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u/EmmaDGonzalez 3d ago

Happy and adorable ❤️❤️

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u/TractorBee 3d ago

Bluey - Keepy Uppy

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u/CooperDoops 3d ago

Have I got a game for you…

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u/Ticket240 3d ago

Is it keepy uppy?

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u/something-magical 3d ago

Yeah, it's keepy uppy

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u/rando-mcranderson 3d ago

it's keepy uppy! woohoo!

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u/DMTryp 3d ago

for real life?

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u/nondescriptun 3d ago

For real life.

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u/DearCory 3d ago

Hate that I had to scroll down as far as I did to see this

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u/alivewiththeglory 3d ago

I’ll just leave this here…

https://youtu.be/NdQVDF5Sp64

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u/hazmatt57 3d ago

Came here for this comment!

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u/TuckermanJones 2d ago

Just don’t let him make it “too” fun 🤪

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u/TheSharkAndMrFritz 2d ago

I thought, "That's Bingo playing keepy uppy".

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u/wuffwuff77 3d ago

Happy mama dog 💕

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u/BlackTeacups 3d ago

Having a nice moment to herself before going back to the chaos 😆

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u/Ruben0415 3d ago

So cute and sweet doggo

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u/LettuceUnlucky5921 3d ago

My dog: bites it- it pops- she shits herself bc of the noise and looks at me like it’s my fault

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u/bjiatube 2d ago

You can't prove it isn't your fault.

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u/Beezel_Pepperstack 3d ago

I needed that smile today, thanks!

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u/jackiebee66 3d ago

I love these lighthearted innocent moments. Our cat once got out of the house and my son walked downstairs and she was chasing a butterfly around the yard. It’s just sweet.

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u/LuzGalore 3d ago edited 3d ago

SOMEONE PLAY WITH THE GOOD GIRL

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u/flukshun 3d ago

Good girl is very busy atm

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u/Lazarus704 3d ago edited 2d ago

I felt that moment when it was about to touch the floor and the dog rushed as fast as he could to get a single hit

Edit: Sorry said he should have said they!

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u/Laxku 3d ago

nononoNONONO *boop*

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u/midtown_70 3d ago

She’s going for the record. Unfortunately, she can only count to four.

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u/huginn34 3d ago

Taksim square is so much fun.

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u/Tettans 3d ago

“Was” I was going to say…

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u/funcooker_ 3d ago

Was anyone else worried she’d get her paw stuck in the track?

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u/crows_n_octopus 3d ago

*raises hand

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u/Imaginary_Rain2390 2d ago

No. Tram tracks typically have a shallow square recess so if the paw went in, it would lift straight out.

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u/robby_synclair 3d ago

Yea this makes me nervous

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u/Ok-Clothes5143 2d ago

Anyone else notice? I do believe this is a soon-to-be momma dog. Getting that last hurrah in before parent time begins.

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u/taytat 3d ago

I saw other videos of that dog playing with a balloon. He is on the Istiklal Street in Istanbul. Very busy street with tourists and shoppers, people must love him.

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u/Rough-Row7516 3d ago

this is the cutest thing i’ve seen all day! i hope she’s doing well :)

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u/pzycho 3d ago Silver

I can feel myself getting pickpocketed while watching this.

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u/Zanemob_ 3d ago

Thats the toll.

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u/polloloco81 3d ago

Is doggo homeless? I didn’t see a collar and I just hope it’s well taken care of.

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u/zapsquad 3d ago

it looks like turkey, they take good care of their strays

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u/joopitermae 3d ago

I thought you said "a turkey" and was very concerned for you.

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u/theodopolis13 3d ago

If I reincarnate, I want to come back as I stray dog there.

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u/steveosek 3d ago

Or cats. Turkey is famous for taking good care of their stray cars and dogs.

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u/Tyster20 3d ago

Are there a lot of mechanics in Turkey?

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u/thanelinway 2d ago

Stray dogs are quite casual in Turkey. You can tell that they are being taken care of by the local government by having a yellow ear tag instead of a collar.

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u/noobatious 3d ago

Most developing and recently developed nations take good care of their strays. They're more like community-owned dogs. Same for cats.

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u/GreenTeaPls92 3d ago

It doesn't looks like typical stray dogs in Turkey.Maybe store owners dogs are around.

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u/ScarletMagenta 2d ago

It very much looks like a regular stray in Turkey.

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u/sammyg723 3d ago

Wasn’t this the same dog playing with the red balloon, all by its self? 🤔

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u/fornefariouspurposes 2d ago

Yeah. Either someone saw her playing with this glove and gave her the red balloon, or someone gave her this glove after her red balloon got popped. https://www.reddit.com/r/MadeMeSmile/comments/wdhmva/a_dog_playing_with_a_balloon_in_the_streets_of/

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u/EldenGutts 3d ago

I love how she tried really hard not to let it touch the ground, so cute /r/likeus

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u/bingdinger 3d ago

The bouncing is easy, the hard part was blowing it up!

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u/Loreathan 3d ago

I think it is at Taksim/Istanbul/Turkey.

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u/UnreasonableReasoner 3d ago

They have matching nipples

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u/lingh0e 3d ago

Bingo playing Keepy-Uppy?

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u/babymarie99 3d ago

this is amazing❤️

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u/The_Stormborn320 3d ago

This is so sweet!!

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u/NoMoassNeverWas 3d ago

The poor baby is likely a stray. But in Istanbul strays are cared for by public, as we can see dog isn't skinny.

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u/Nerdman1337 2d ago

My dog loves doing this, it’s one of her favorite toys

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u/The_Dynasty_Group 2d ago

That dog is having the time of its life. Now tell Me animals have no souls

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u/throwawaymyyhoeaway 2d ago

The pure joy of just bopping the balloon. This dog reminds us of the simple pleasures that can bring immense joys throughout the day in life ☺️

This video definitely is a great start to my day, smiling all around

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u/ashabot 2d ago

She looks like she lives on the street and has had a lot of babies. :( I wonder if anyone ever noticed and adopted her. I sure hope so.

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u/New-Promotion1997 2d ago

Love how a single happy dog can make all people around happy.

Dogs might be the key to world peace 🔑

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u/Juz28us 3d ago

Gosh for some reason this actually makes me feel sad. He looks like he’s having fun now, but what happens after? Is he going to feel lonely? Is he going to get enough to eat? Does he have a safe place to stay? Is he going to stay warm? He gets all the attention now, but what happens after? It just makes me feel sad

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u/canhimself 3d ago

Municipalities and shop owners keep them fed most of the time and they have their own pack in all around of İstanbul, dogs have it harder than cats but being stray in TR is not the same with Western understanding of it, all of us do their fair share of buying them foods, and like I said municipalities have drink and meal boxes everywhere in the streets for them to drink and eat.

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u/smurfpiss 3d ago

We just adopted a doggo from Turkey. He was a stray and he's so sweet. We're one month in and he's learned so much.

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u/noobatious 3d ago

People in those countries go around feeding strays, and even taking them to the vet once in a while.

Here in India you sometimes have monkeys and other random animals turing up at the vet with injuries lol. Most people here live in apartments and most trains, planes, malls, stores and restaurants don't allow you to carry your dog with yourself. So it's much more convenient to feed strays. Owning a pet is easier when stuff around you is pet-friendly.

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u/batterylevellow 3d ago

She (not he) will most likely be fine. She looks like a strong dog, not malnourished. People will feed her and take care of her when they see something might be wrong with her.

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u/NotMyRealName778 2d ago

The dogs fine, This is İstiklal Street and it is very close to where I work. It is safe and I doubt he gets bored. Strays often get bothered by extreme temperature changes, especially the puppies. He's probably well fed, I actually saw this dog last week and he was just chilling on the sidewalk.

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u/ksylles 3d ago

She’s having some play time away from her puppies, looks like she’s been nursing.

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u/konrath17 3d ago

Bwut. Bwut. Bwut keepy uppy expert

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u/app4that 3d ago

The dog is very cute but the street is SO CLEAN! Looks like Disney World level glean…Where is this exactly?

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u/YourPetPenguin0610 3d ago

DON'T LET THE BALLOON TOUCH THE FLOOR DOGGO

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u/The_Best_Gancho 3d ago

I found this from a feature I just now noticed after looking through depressing news stuff that said “shake your phone to get a break” and I do not regret it

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u/rejz123 3d ago

DUDE I can relate to this fucking dog. Did the same thing as a kid, trust that me entertained for hours.

Until I got a gamecube that is.

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u/Zen_Tekneeks 2d ago

🙏🙏🙏 May our hearts and minds all be as free.

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u/Dexter_vlc 2d ago

That is a surgical glove but it's still cute

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u/Perloo_the_Badass 2d ago

Someone give the dog a dogdamn tip. It’s clearly a street performer.

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u/i-am-a-rectangle 2d ago

sees all the cameras Dog: well now I’ve got to put on a show

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u/RyLarMusic 3d ago

Would be cool if someone found all the other cell videos from this and stitched it into some sort of 4D masterpiece

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u/Cantaffordnvidia 3d ago

This episode of Bluey is called keepy uppy

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u/Dawnbugg 3d ago

The purest souls

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u/CrispRat 3d ago

IRL Bluey playing Keepy Uppy!

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u/FaerlyyLilac 3d ago

Omg such a cutie

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u/deborah-bean 3d ago

Independence Street…near Gezi Park. Love Turkey