Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Being disconnected also makes me realise how isolated I am, and how I have come to rely on the internet for social interaction. I really do need to get more of a real life.
Thankyou for comments on my previous posts, and apologies for not replying to them. I have a lot of catching up to do, so forgive me, and I will get back to normal as soon as possible.
The village dogs: There are still 5 dogs in the village. Either the others were taken by the Belediye to the shelter, or removed or worse. I have no idea because no-one is talking. The dogs that remain have certainly not been to the shelter and neutered as they have no ear tags. I am continuing to feed them and hoping to find a solution as soon as Mr A finishes work in a couple of weeks.
So...fleas. All of my 9 dogs have them. Lots of them. There seems to be a new type of flea this year. A super flea which is indestructible. I have used sprays, spot on solutions, shampoos, paraband collars, etc etc. Nothing seems to be working.
I had a long conversation with my vet last night to see if there was any other way to deal with this problem. He has recommended another spot on treatment which is more effective. I am getting 15 doses of this because Monty and Tommy will only need half a dose, so I will have enough to do the village dogs. I'm also getting two kinds of liquid which have to be mixed with water and sprayed inside the house and in the garden.
I am collecting all this stuff from the clinic this morning. At this point in time I have no idea what it will all cost, but it's a problem that needs immediate action.
My fund is more or less depleted. I recently bought up the last of some 15kg sacks of dog food in Tansas which were on offer at 39.99 lira a sack. It was too good an opportunity to miss and I have enough to hopefully last for the next couple of months.
Thankyou again everyone who has donated. Without your help it would be impossible to continue. If anyone else would like to help, you will find the Paypal button at the top of this page. Anything you can manage, no matter how small, will be so gratefully received. Thankyou.