The Ramazan drummer no longer comes up as far as our house. I'm relieved about this as it would be absolute bedlam with all 10 dogs barking. However, it's now 4.45 am and the dogs have been restless for the past half an hour. There are dogs barking in the distance and roosters crowing. For some strange reason they start doing this around 2am in Turkey.
There are lights on in houses all over the village as people force themselves to eat a large breakfast before sunrise when the fasting begins.
And talking of eating and fasting, the four little dogs haven't eaten much this past week. The heat seems to cause them to lose their appetite. Instead of feeding them twice a day as usual, I've put down a large dish of dog biscuits so they can help themselves during the day. The six big dogs just eat everything I give them. I've noticed them getting fat. This started when I was away in the UK in April. Mr A always overfeeds them when I'm not here. I'm trying to cut down on their food and hoping to achieve feeding them just once a day. Megan in particular has arthritis so extra weight isn't good for her.
There is no news on the old man's two missing dogs. Mr A would have heard from him if there had been, and the son doesn't appear to be around so no opportunity for Mr A to have a quiet word. If I hear anything I will of course let you know.
This week Melek and Chas had their booster vaccines, and all 10 were wormed. I also had to replace three Paraband collars as the previous ones (a different make) had broken and I managed to retrieve them before they were chewed up.
Yesterday I spent a very enjoyable afternoon with my friend Fleur who had driven over from Kusadasi to meet me in Milas. As usual when in good company the time flew by. We don't see each other often because of the distance but we plan to meet up half way in the next week or two at a restaurant overlooking Bafa Lake, where she tells me they serve an excellent breakfast.
Fleur brought some treats for the dogs and present for me...thankyou very much Fleur xx
There are storms due tomorrow and a drop in temperature, which I am looking forward to. It will be a pleasant relief for a day or two.
Ramazan mübarek olsun
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