He and 7 other men from the village are collected at 7.15 am and returned to the village around 6pm. They are to be paid weekly, at 45 lira a day. This is around £12. Not much, but people are so grateful for any work they can find during the winter. No food or drinks are provided, not even water, so they have to take a packed lunch and water with them'
He is still owed 60 lira from the previous job, but yesterday was so busy that he didn't have time to collect it.
We fed the industrial estate and village dogs at 6am yesterday. When Mr A arrived home at 6pm we set off to Milas to do some food shopping and to see Mehmet the vet. We had a long discussion about how to keep all these dogs as healthy as possible. The pups are the priority. We have come to the conclusion that we cannot vaccinate all these dogs. It's an impossible task, so we are going down the prevention route. It we can boost their immune systems, they are much less likely to get sick. In this respect, we have bought some special paste to add to their food which will boost their immune systems and also some syrup which kills all parasites and is also an immune booster.
We treated ourselves to pide as it was getting late and we were hungry. This is still such good value for money. We had a pide each, with a large salad, cola and water and the bill was 13.5 lira (approx. £3.50!). Then on to the supermarket for shopping, finally getting home at 9pm.
The puppies in particular need this treatment urgently, so this morning we set off again before 6am. It's difficult to administer these treatments to all the dogs when it's dark, but with Mr A working we have to go when we can. I was up at 5am to feed our dogs, and to prepare portions of food containing the paste and syrup.
These prepared portions were given to the 2 black pups living in the oil drum, three 3 female pups who have the kennel, 1 larger black pup, and also to the brown mum and pup. We are delighted to see that the mum and pup are now sharing the kennel with the other 3 girls and all getting along well.
There were a few more dogs there this morning. We fed a total of 26 dogs today. This container
holds around 7 or 8 kilos, half a sack, and this is now empty. Any village dogs will be fed this evening.
We will give the paste and syrup to all the other dogs on a day when the weather is bad and Mr A is unable to work, so that we have daylight to see what we're doing.
|Dog food, portions containing treatments, and some of the paste and syrup|
Another busy, but very satisfying day.