Friday, 29 March 2013

Operation Day

Today, Mr A went on the motorbike to Mehmet's surgery, collected Mehmet's van and returned home to pick up Megan and Sammy for their operations.

The van will only take two of our three large dogs, so when Mr A brings Megan and Sammy back home, he will then return the van with Blondie.  She will stay at Mehmet's clinic for a couple of days and he will fit in her operation as soon as he is able.

There is a slight problem here though.  Blondie is nowhere to be found today.  She comes and goes, and it's becoming increasingly difficult to keep tabs on her. 

She still isn't happy being confined, and goodness knows how she manages to jump chicken wire fencing to get out, but she does.  The main problem I think is that she feels intimidated by the other two, because they had already established their territory before she arrived.  I think she would have settled fine with just one dog, male rather than female.     Megan and Sammy don't attempt to escape,  because they are quite happy in their new environment.

I'm hoping the ops will help them all settle and that Blondie may stop escaping.  We have already heard comments in the village about her being a nuisance and it worries me greatly that someone might shoot or poison her.  We may have to think long and hard about another plan for her, maybe someone to adopt her away from the village (although finding people to adopt dogs here and actually care for them is much like looking for a needle in a haystack). 

I just want her to be safe.

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  1. it is difficult blending new animals into a "pack" and an animal who has always been free sometimes finds it difficult to be contained, you're trying your best to make life safer for Blondi...could she have other dogs she hangs out with elsewhere or could someone else be feeding her or could someone be letting her out of the fence? perhaps she's a climber...the K9s I've had were climbers, diggers or both, thankfully I've never had a jumper...Baron (dachshund) would be a digger (since that's what his breed does) but alas (or thankfully) he has no yard :)

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    1. Theanne she may well be hanging out with other street dogs. She does seem to like other dogs and is very soft and the least aggressive dog I have ever known. She is definitely not being fed elsewhere...I can tell by how hungry she is when she turns up here, and to be honest no-one other than me or Mr A in this village will feed any stray dogs.

      She is a jumper most definitely, and the fence is firmly fixed so no way anyone would let her out. In any case Turks are generally scared or at least wary of dogs so that's unlikely.

      We won't give up trying just yet!

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  2. Good luck for the ops, (and finding Blondie)

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    1. Thanks Annie. Blondie found and had her op this afternoon. She will be back home later or tomorrow morning xx

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  3. So glad Megan and Sammy will be sorted today... and wishing you lots of luck with Blondie. Dont go chasing her her to catch her though... rest that foot. Love Jx

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    1. I sent Mr A off to chase Blondie Janice, and he found her thank goodness. Trying to rest the foot, but not easy today with two drowsy dogs to look after xx

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    2. Such good news that Blondie has been "done" as well. Congratulations to you, Mr A and Mehmet. x

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  4. Let's hope she turns up while the others are away or recovering....the comments from the village aren't encouraging but may be more a way of expressing disapproval of you two rescuing dogs.

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    1. Mr A dropped the two off at home and then found Blondie after searching the village so she's had her op too. Sammy up and about but a bit unsteady. Megan still very drowsy and relaxing. They'll be better tomorrow I'm sure.

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  5. Such great news.....Blondie was found and all had their surgeries. Happy they are all resting,and all in the "recovery" area. Poppy must be wondering what is going on everybody is so drowsy.

    You and Mr. A have a heart of gold.....to go through all this trouble.
    Take care....XXXX

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    1. It was a difficult day Erica...more about that later x

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  6. Glad to hear the good news that they've all had their ops. I hope this brings you a little respite as they should be a little too groggy to be a handful. I hope you are getting a bit of rest too.

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    1. They are groggy Vicky but I am too anxious to rest at the moment x

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