Firstly, before I write this post, I seem to have deleted my previous post about waiting for the vet visit. Goodness knows how I managed to do it. I blame the heat which seems to have affected my brain. If anyone knows whether it's possible to retrieve a deleted post on Blogger, please let me know.
This afternoon my kitchen became an operating theatre. I cleared everything out, leaving the kitchen table in the centre which doubled up as the operating table.
Mehmet arrived, as usual out of breath and rushing from one job to another. The poor man always seems to be working. So to save time, instead of him having to take Freddie and Poppy to his surgery and then return them back to the house, we decided to carry out the procedures here.
It was fascinating to watch him castrate Freddie. He works quickly and efficiently. I would have liked to have taken photos of the operation (for those of you who are not squeamish) but I was too busy acting as his assistant. After the op, we transferred Freddie to the sofa on the balcony to let him sleep off the anaesthetic.
The kitchen then became a grooming parlour for Poppy's haircut. Again, Mehmet made a wonderful job of cutting her hair. She does have some kind of skin allergy at the moment and has been chewing her feet and scratching. (Mehmet thinks she is possibly allergic to chicken), so her hair is very short now which will make it easier for me to apply cream to her feet. He also cut her nails.
He is reluctant to sedate her to clean her teeth, because she is getting older and he is concerned about her reaction to sedation, so he has suggested I try cleaning the teeth with hydrogen peroxide, which should help to break down the tartar.
Freddie is now awake and has wobbled around the garden, bucket on head. He's a bit unsteady on his feet but he has had his first wee, so I know everything is working properly. Mehmet tells me he is about 18 months old...older than I thought...so he won't be growing any bigger.
The kitchen has now been thoroughly cleaned and is back to normal use. I am about to make some very easy chocolate brownies. The recipe uses just 3 ingredients and this is the first time I've tried it. I'll see how they turn out and post up the recipe later.