We heard that Blondie's operation had gone well, and Mehmet said he would bring her home today.
After an hour or so, Sammy got up and with me holding his collar was able to wobble down the balcony steps to go to the toilet. Obviously in discomfort, he wobbled about and finally settled on some grass. A little later he ate a small amount of food. Eventually he returned to the balcony to settle down next to Megan.
Megan was very drowsy. She sipped some water, but carried on sleeping. I noticed a few spots of blood coming from the sutures and Mr A phoned Mehmet who said it was nothing to be concerned about, and he would check on her today.
I decided to sleep on the sofa as it is near the window looking out on the balcony, so I could keep an eye on them both. I popped out several times to check. Sammy had moved position but Megan was in the same spot. She seemed ok.
At around 5am, as it was just starting to get light, I went out again and there was a lot of blood all over the towels. It looked like it was coming from the sutures.
I panicked and immediately had flashbacks to Beki's awful situation last year before she died. I was absolutely distraught, woke Mr A up, and he phoned Mehmet. He said he would come out immediately.
By the time he arrived, Megan had got up, walked down the balcony steps, and been to the toilet. On checking the sutures, there was just the tiniest spot of blood.
Mehmet explained that when he operated on Megan even though there were no outward signs, she was about to come into season, so blood had to be removed, some of which was still leaking out. The fact that it looked so bad was because she had been lying in the same position all night. Had she moved about it probably wouldn't have been so horrifying. He had actually told Mr A about her being due for her season, and had I known this I probably wouldn't have panicked. But yesterday Mr A was so focussed on getting three dogs to the vet (one of which had to be found first) that he probably forgot or didn't hear.
Mehmet was very kind, and said he could understand my panic and upset because of Beki, but this was totally different. In the meantime, Sammy was starting to lick his wound, so Mehmet put a "bucket" on him...he is really not a happy boy about this and keeps glaring at me. He is fine, having eaten this morning and barked at a few passers-by.
Megan has a big bandage around her body to stop her touching the wound. Mehmet thought this better than distressing her with a bucket. They have both had antibiotics and pain relief. Megan will take a bit longer to recover but Mehmet assures me she will be fine.
Blondie will be coming home tomorrow. Mehmet is very busy today, and as he has now checked on Megan, he can do so again when he comes tomorrow.
Before he left we sat and had coffee. He tells us that Megan and Sammy are around the same age, about 10 months to a year old. Maybe they could be brother and sister, as they seem to get on so well. He thinks Megan would have had her first season early at perhaps 5 months, and become pregnant immediately.
Now for another shock:
According to Mehmet, our Blondie is an Akbas Kangal. She is about 6 or 7 months old. Here is a picture of an Akbas Kangal fully grown:
What have we let ourselves in for???