The dog from Istanbul |

The dog from Istanbul

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:Oh yeah, there’s still magic. Jake is sure of it. He can’t believe his good fortune: a loving family, all the food he can eat, a new canine buddy and wonders of wonders, a sea of grass.A few months ago, Jake was lying under a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey: a starving, dehydrated puppy afflicted with a myriad of infections and most certainly a dismal future.In one glorious, serendipitous moment Jake’s fortune changed. An Aspen family happened upon him. He glanced up at them, and in that instant, a bond formed. The family agreed, they would bring this puppy home. The hassles associated with geopolitical boundaries, quarantines and customs would be transcended – this was meant to be.Jake arrived in Aspen on July 11. Oh yeah, there’s still magic.Judy VannSnowmass Village

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