Friday, 25 October 2013

Roadworks...

...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.

8 comments:

  1. Wow Mr. A sure has some serious digging to do....but I'm sure it will look awesome after all that hard work.
    Happy your doggy's have a new bedroom for the winter....but poor Sammy. I'm sure he will be ok. :-)
    Have a great weekend.....we are freezing cold here and some snow in the states below us already .....YIKES!!!!!

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    1. Yes there's an awful lot of work to be done Erica, but it will keep Mr A occupied for a few weeks. Sammy is on a course of antibiotic injections twice a day, an antiseptic spray for his mouth and Vitamin C tablets...just in case it is an infection rather than the worse case scenario. We will see how it goes.

      Don't envy you your weather!

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  2. I don't know why we've all got new roads around here and you haven't.

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    1. I don't know either BtoB. I feel it has a lot to do with the Muhtar, and his lack of responsibility. It seems like this village gets forgotten in the wider scheme of things.

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  3. Hope all goes well for Sammy and glad he doesn't have any problems eating...I should think Mr. A will be too knackeref to get to any weddings in the near future.....

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    1. Thanks Helen. You are right...Mr A didn't manage to attend the wedding yesterday...he was exhausted and fell asleep!

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  4. Mr A is certainly getting down to some hard work now he's home, Ayak. It seems a shame the Muhtar can't take a leaf out of his book and do something about the roads.

    Sorry to hear about Sammy's mouth and hope it isn't the worst-case scenario.

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    1. There's a lot to be done to keep Mr A occupied for a while Perpetua. Sammy is still eating ok and behaving normally so I'm trying not to worry too much xx

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