We now have a couple of possibilities concerning the spaying of Megan. Arrangements are yet to be finalised, but it should happen within the next few weeks. I'll let you know more when the time comes.
Mr A went to see Mehmet the vet in Milas today. We wanted to check to see if he had dog food (complete dried food) at a more competitive price than that of the pet shop where we bought biscuits last week at 5 lira a kilo. He was happy to give us an excellent price on a 13kg sack for 35 lira...cost price so no profit for him. He also gave us spot-on flea treatment for Megan and Sammy, along with vaccinations which we will administer, and worming tablets. All this at far less than cost price.
Last year we bought a sturdy plastic kennel from Mehmet for Poppy to use on the balcony when we are out for longer than a few hours, but she has never used it. We paid 70 lira for it, and Mehmet agreed to take it back for the same price. He will even collect it from us when he is next passing. We thought it would be a good idea to get a carry bag for Poppy. They are a bit like a large padded handbag but with a zip along the top and a hole at the side for her head, together with a clasp to clip on to her collar. The idea is that we can get away with taking her on the bus in one of these...or possibly on the motorbike, between Mr A and I (if we and Poppy are brave enough!) All the carry bags I have seen so far have been too expensive, but again Mehmet produced one for us at cost price.
So after all this negotiation, we have ended up with all the stuff we need at the moment for Poppy, Megan and Sammy, without having to pay out too much money.
Progress on the internet front. Well I'll continue to touch wood for now. I don't want to tempt fate, but it seems to be OK today. However the phone line is still dead...but you can't have it all can you?
|Gazebo taking shape|
|orange tree and tomato plants|
|Mr A's wall around an almond tree|
|Such a beautiful wall..I had to post another photo!|
Tomorrow, Mr A is going to make a start on clearing the area at the back of our house. The partly demolished outside toilet will be converted into a brick built kennel for Megan and Sammy. He will also be informing the shepherdess that we are adopting Sammy because she has neglected him. If she objects, then I will have plenty to say about it. If we hadn't flea-treated and wormed him, and fed him last year...and also made them untie the short chain on which he was tethered...I doubt he would have survived. So now he is our responsibility, whether she likes it or not.