...I wish! Sadly the roads in the village are still in an awful condition. Mr A has been stirring things up on the village Facebook page and also in the teahouse and with the Muhtar, about the state of the roads. People are gradually taking notice, and it has been said that new bricks for the roads will soon be on their way from Mugla. I won't hold my breath. I'll wait until it happens before I believe it.
In the meantime, the dogs now have their own cosy bedroom in the front of the old house, in the room which was formerly Mr A's shed. It has carpet on the floor and a sofa bed opened out. I also put down two large comfy blankets for them to sleep on, but Freddie and Blondie had a game of "lets rip the blanket" so these have been removed.
There is now no need for the temporary shelter at the side of the house, which was fine for the summer but no good for the winter, so this has been removed. Mr A has decided that this would be a good area for parking his truck, so he and Mehmet have been digging and levelling the ground so that he can drive in straight from the uneven road.
The dogs still have their area at the back of the house, but it is now cut off from the side. There is still lots to be done. The wall has to be built up surrounding the driveway, and metal gates installed to make it secure.
Sammy and Poppy visited the vet yesterday. Poppy had general anaesthetic to have her teeth cleaned. What a brilliant job by Mehmet...no more smelly dog breath! Unfortunately, the tumour in Sammy's mouth has grown back. Mehmet is not convinced now that it was a papilloma virus. It could be cancer. At this point in time, it doesn't cause him any problems with eating and is not painful, so we are going to leave well alone. I don't want him cut about unnecessarily. If it gets worse, we will deal with it. But for now, he is happy.