Friday, 5 October 2012
Sultan the Shepherdess
Occasionally, like yesterday, one manages to get over the wall into our garden so we have to chase it out before it gets stuck into our fruit trees.
Sultan is 76 years old and she climbs that hill like a 16 year old. She has a daughter and a teenage granddaughter, and they take it in turns to accompany Sultan with the sheep. I always smile when I see that it's the granddaughter's turn as she looks like she has been dragged reluctantly out of bed and through a hedge. Hair all over the place and still in pyjamas sometimes. I guess teenagers are the same everywhere..they hate getting up early!
Sultan is the owner of the dog I mentioned recently who had been chained up outside their house. Mr A and I encouraged them to remove the chain and make sure the dog had fresh water every day, and is adequately fed. We treated him for fleas and worms and I supplement his food by saving some of Poppy's meals and give this to Sultan every couple of days. The dog is doing well and is much happier and healthier.