The man at the industrial estate who took a pup home yesterday, realised this morning that it was in fact a girl. Shouldn't make any difference should it? Well it wouldn't to most of us, but Turks don't want the girls. Too much trouble.
So Mr A was right after all, there was one girl in the litter, and like him, the man clearly couldn't tell the difference when he took her home yesterday.
What happened next has really angered us. The man brought the pup to our village this evening and just dumped her at the teahouse. Someone phoned Mr A and he went down there immediately. An hour ago he brought her home. We have called her Melek (which means Angel in Turkish).
We have fed her and reunited her with her two brothers. There has been quite a lot of squealing, but it's now quiet.
I could swear profusely at this point, but what's the use? I am not surprised at the behaviour of this man. I've grown accustomed to the attitude towards animals here. I think it's fate. We thought he was a nice man, but he obviously is not and I'm glad he made a mistake and took the wrong dog, because he clearly shouldn't own a dog. So we are keeping her.
We have called the two boys Chas and Dave. The names suit them. This morning we gave them a warm gentle wash with a mild shampoo and flea combed them. Then later they went to see our vet Mehmet for a once-over. He says they are very strong and healthy and seem older than 4 weeks, and he felt it was not too soon to give them their first vaccination. They weren't the least bit fazed by the injections, and have had no adverse reaction to them. The second vaccination will follow in a week's time. They are greedy little boys and have eaten quite a lot today. Their poo is normal, no sign of worms, and they are very lively for their age. We will take Melek for a check-up tomorrow.
So now we have 9 dogs. Are we mad? Probably!
Do you want to see some more photos? Here you go then............
|Chas & Dave having a cuddle with Mr A after their wash|
|Chas with Monty in the background|
|Dave with Monty (he just has to be in on the action!)|