Egg dog   3 comments

I was down in Kaş this afternoon enjoying the warmth when a big cloud came over the horizon to sit right on top of me. Just as I pushed the door to the bank to pay my monthly Social Security Health payment my phone rang. I saw that it was a friend of mine in my village and when I answered she had bad news for me. My white dog, Molly, was round at her house and had been chased there by a very angry village woman shouting and screaming.

Dogs that upset the local domestic animals don’t last long here, so I was dismayed to hear that Molly had been caught red handed, more correctly yellow mouthed by the owner of chickens. It seems she had discovered where the chickens laid their eggs and had been seen with yolk dripping from her mouth. Normally she looks as though butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth and won’t touch anything edible in my house unless I first put it in her dinner bowl or physically give it to her.

Molly

She has made a serious error of judgement this time.

Luckily the woman who owns the chickens (her name is Safiye) is a neighbour and friend of mine and I have bought some eggs to replace the ones eaten. I don’t know how many Molly ate but I bought a couple of dozen so hopefully that will placate Safiye and compensate her for the eggs.

Molly is going to have to have some training in order to teach her to leave the eggs alone, I don’t know how I’m going to do it, hopefully I can find some ideas or lessons on the internet but if not I’ll just have to come up with something myself. Wish me luck.

While I’m talking about dogs I thought I’d update the story last week about Aslan. I took him to the vet in Kalkan a few miles away for some tests and it was found that he has a disease called Leish Maniasis. This is a particularly nasty disease that dogs can suffer from and if not treated it can kill them. All the symptoms that he had are typical of the disease and Hasan the vet had no trouble in diagnosing him, he even had a little blood test specifically designed to confirm it. That was very disappointing but I bought the necessary medication from the pharmacy and started him on it then took him back to my neighbours and showed them how to administer the pills. There is sufficient medication to last for a month and I’ll get some more, it’s not expensive, when this lot runs out. We’ll just have to wait and see how he does.

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Posted March 21, 2013 by cukurbagli in Animals, Food, Medical, Neighbours

3 responses to “Egg dog

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  1. Beautiful photos. x

  2. Thank you Anna

  3. Eggs-akt-ley is my response. It is in their nature to eat those dee-leesh-us eggses. Does your neighbor have a “canavar” (monster) fence around her chicken coop where she keeps her eggs? Perhaps she could make a small entrance/exit portal that only the chickens can get in and out of?

    My curiosity prompted me to look this up. I found this solution on several pages, maybe it would work with Molly?
    “Make the eggs an unpleasant surprise. If you don’t want to use your own eggs, buy a few from the supermarket. Then poke a small hole on each side using a needle and empty the contents out. Fill the egg with some hot sauce. Do this with a few eggs and then place them where Rufus is more likely to look — for example, near the entrance of the chicken coop. Next time he bites into an egg, he’ll discover they’re not such a cool thing after all.”

    Good luck on your neighbors taking care of Aslan…

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