Dogs, veranda roof   1 comment

My neighbour Mustafa came past the back of my place the day before yesterday so I told him about his dog. He said that four or five dogs had been killed by the poison so somebody is going to be on the receiving end of some retribution when they find out who did it. While we were talking I took the opportunity to ask him if there was any spare milk now that his cow has had a calf. He told to come and get some so I went yesterday with an empty five litre yoghurt container and his wife Hanife filled it up for me. It costs me six lira and it’s lovely milk.

I’ve been repairing the veranda roof for the last three days. I painted all the wood that I got with stain on Thursday yesterday started to lay the shingle roll. With a superhuman effort I finished this evening at six and tidied up a bit, fed the dogs and went to get a well-earned beer from the fridge. No cold beer! I’ve had to put a couple in the freezer so while I’m waiting for them to cool I’m writing this, then I’ll have a shower and they should be just right by then. I’ll have a beer and a good sit down as my old Granny used to say.

Posted March 6, 2010 by cukurbagli in Animals, Building

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  1. Dear Chris: Do send me some email. Glad your dogs survived the poison attack. In Cyprus there was big problem as far as feral dogs and cats were concerned. A large population roamed the hills at night and attacked the garbage cans. The Humane Society (being run by some Brit ladies) was working hard to contain the problem but it was fighting a losing battle.
    Some good news from here. My book (“Well Met in Cyprus”) has been accepted for publication by a publisher in Delhi. The New York publishing industry seems to be in rigor mortis. I was not getting any response from the agents there. Do write back soon. Cordially, Javaid.

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