Well after that outburst by Dursune on Sunday, I have now discovered...from her...that the chicken that Megan brought back to the gate in her mouth, wasn't killed by my dogs at all. It was one that had died and Dursune had AGAIN dumped it on the hill behind the house, even though she was asked not to after the last time.
Her ranting and raving it seems was because she THOUGHT that my dogs might kill the chickens, but it seems that they don't. They did of course kill one some weeks ago, but that was when the chicken came into our garden, so understandably they would attack something that invaded their territory.
However, I watched them closely today when I let them out for a run. There were chickens about, and the dogs completely ignored them. Megan will probably continue to bring home anything dead and decomposing that she finds. Disgusting though it is, I doubt she will get out of the habit.
Dursune is now behaving as if nothing untoward has happened, so I am doing the same. I guess my ranting and raving in retaliation probably makes me more acceptable to these village people...and so we move on.
It is just as well that she is talking to me because she has informed me this evening that the water will be going off again tomorrow....she thinks just for one day, but who knows? I am prepared though. All my washing is up to date. I have just filled a lot of empty containers, had a shower and washed my hair (which I usually do in the morning) just in case the water is off when I wake up tomorrow.
On Sunday, when I was making a fuss of Sammy, I noticed a growth just under his top lip, which started on the gums and was covering his front teeth. It is just flesh coloured, the same colour as his gums. It doesn't bother him and doesn't prevent him from eating, and he is his normal lively self. However, I have sent a photo of it to Mehmet the vet and Mr A spoke to him. He immediately said that it was a wart. Well actually they are not called warts in dogs, but are known as canine viral papilloma. There is an article about it HERE, and in particular the last paragraph is interesting:
"Effective therapy for viral papillomas has been elusive though recently (May 2008) a study was published by a veterinary research group in Turkey found that a 10 day course of the antibiotic azithromycin was able to remove all lesions within 15 days with no recurrences during an 8 month follow up period"
So Mehmet is coming out tomorrow to check that it is what he suspects and because he is aware of the treatment discovered in this country, he is confident that he will be able to clear it up.