Friday, 27 January 2012
Beki's new bed
OK the photos aren't particularly good quality, but as my camera isn't working, this solution is better than nothing.
My lovely Beki, who is now around 10 years old, suffers with arthritis in her back and hind legs (hmm I know how she feels). As those of us who are inflicted with this condition know, it's much worse in winter when it's cold and damp.
We found yet another vet in Milas last week. This one is definitely a keeper and I wish I had discovered him before Poppy had her op a couple of months ago. This new vet has a surgery which is clean and well stocked, together with a shop that has everything a dog could need. And a bonus is that he speaks good English and is very knowledgeable.
I spent some considerable time last week discussing my dogs with him and he suggested various treatments for Beki. To start with he gave me a 10 day course of tablets which have helped considerably and Beki is no longer yelping quite so much when she tries to jump up.
We allow Beki to sleep on our bed in winter because it's warmer and gives her some comfort. I know there are probably lots of people out there who don't approve of dogs sleeping on beds, but no matter...my dogs are part of our family and Mr A and I will allow them to do anything which makes them happy.
Unfortunately, it's becoming increasingly difficult for Beki to jump up on the bed now so we decided we must get her a warm comfy bed. The new vet ordered one for us and it arrived yesterday. It's extremely hardwearing and excellent quality. The vet only charged me 55 lira (less than 20 pounds) which is amazing as in the few places here that I've seen them they have cost far in excess of 100 lira.
Beki loves it...and as you can see from the photo..Poppy has taken rather a shine to it too! In fact every time Beki gets out of the bed, Poppy jumps in. Unfortunately Poppy does have a tendency to leap about a bit, which can be uncomfortable for Beki. Poppy has put on loads of weight since her op and has outgrown her own little bed, so I think I may have to get a new one for her too.
Update on Mr A. We had been waiting since Tuesday to hear about building work. Yesterday afternoon he received a call from Istanbul to start work in a carpet centre there immediately. I could scream...if only he had stayed there on Monday instead of returning home, we could have saved the expense of him having to go again. So he flew to Istanbul last night. Fingers crossed please that this is a real job and not another false hope.