Welcome my friends I have not been able to write my blog on the computer for some time because my paws are getting very creaky these days and I can’t manage the keyboard so well, but more about that later.
This dog is called Karabortlen, one of our new friends that came to us at the shelter quite recently. As you can see from the pictures the poor dog had such terrible mange that his fur was almost completely gone.
He came to our caring vet, Aynur who did a great job with Sina’s help giving him lots of special medicine to start making him into a proper dog with fur again. Although he is now with us in the shelter he is still being given a lot of very expensive medication to make him into a perfect brand new dog. If you could help us with a small donation we would all be so grateful.
Karabortlen is such a lovely dog considering all of the terrible treatment that he received from bad humans, we are all amazed that he is now such an affectionate happy dog that loves to meet us dogs and humans too.
Back to my creaky paws again. I am afraid to say that I am getting quite old now and I cannot do as much as I could. I keep falling over and my bones are very creaky. Don’t worry as all my kind human friends look after me very well and I get pain killers which fix me up pretty well.
It is very hot here at the moment but I can lie in the shade with lots of cool water to drink. I think I prefer the sun to all of the terrible rain that my human friends have had in a place called Europe.
You will remember my friends the story I told you last time of Sevda the poor dog who was so badly stuck in tar that she could not move and had to be rescued and cleaned up by kind humans.
As you know after that terrible experience she spent some time getting better in our shelter then she was lucky enough to fly to Germany in the search for a new home. We have just heard fantastic news that she has now found her forever home with kind humans to look after her for the rest of her life. Isn’t that good?
See her in the video below playing with toys in her new garden, and a picture of her in her new bed, doesn’t she look happy?
By the way I know that a lot of you have asked about the poor tortoises that were stuck in the tar with Sevda. They were all taken to a special hospital to be cared for but sadly two of them were too badly injured to survive. Happily I am pleased to say that the other three are alive and well.
Today’s story starts in a very bad way with a poor friend of mine called Sevda.
Sevda and some tortoise friends of hers were found by lots of human friends stuck in a big pile of sticky black stuff called tar. I don’t know what tar is but my human friends at the shelter say they make something called roads with it. Poor Sevda could not move because the tar was so sticky and she had to be dug out by a big noisy thing called a digger. Then humans were bashing all around her with axes and spades to help her escape. She must have been very very scared. Watch the video below to see how she was dug out.
When she had been dug out she was still stuck in lots of the tar so she was taken to our lovely vet called Aynur who spent a lot of time with her helpers cleaning and freeing poor Sevda. These are some pictures and a video of her being cleaned up.
Once they had fixed her up she looked like she had been pulled through a forest backwards and stuffed in a washing machine but she was free and healthy as this picture shows her with us just afterward in the shelter.
Many weeks passed of her having loving care from my human friends and look what a lovely beautiful dog she turned out to be.
The German association Glücksfelle e.V and their supporting friends, supported Sevda’s treatment by collecting donations for her. Thank you so much on behalf of Sevda and all of her human friends in Gocek to Glucksfelle e.V and friends.
Now the best part of the story begins because Sevda is flying in a big noisy fast thing called an aeroplane to meet her new foster parents in Germany. Isn’t that good? Here is a video of Sevda walking in the airport on her way, she looks as if she has been calmly travelling through airports all her life.
That my friends is how a very unlucky dog turned into a very lucky dog.
My human friends tell me that the world (whatever that is) is having a big problem with something called a virus. I don’t know what a virus is but apparently it makes humans sick and lots of them have had to go and see their human vets to get better.
One of the things that us dogs in the shelter have noticed is that there are a lot more dogs and particularly puppies around here than there used to be. This virus thing has stopped lots of my friends going to new mummies and daddies in places called Germany and Holland because the aeroplanes have not been flying.
If I tell you that our shelter was built for 170 dogs and now we have 310 and of the 310 we have 55 puppies under 8 months old.
These puppies may look very nice and cuddly and sweet, which they are of course, but they do take a lot more care from us dogs and humans.
They have to have special rooms to live in so that they are safe and they have to have special food which has a strange name called ‘very expensive’. We are always falling over them and they go to the toilet far too often which takes a lot of cleaning and polishing to make things nice for us all. Because they are babies they get sick more often and have to go and see Aynur the vet to get better. They cannot drink our well water so they have to have special bottled water like my human friends do.
The humans tell me that all these extra dogs and especially the puppies are costing us a lot more of something called money which is apparently very important to keep the shelter going but I have no idea what a ‘money’ is?
My human friends have asked me to ask you all if you can give the shelter some of this money stuff to help us through this difficult time at my shelter. Please help, here is something called a ‘donate button’ and you have to press it to help us out.
Today my dear friend Sina came in her car very early in the morning when it was still dark. Then my other friend Murat came as well and started moving great big boxes around. Then would you believe it they put my friends Lalique and Maya into two of the great big boxes and then Sina drove off with them in her car. Apparently they are going to a thing called an airport in somewhere called Dalaman to get on a big noisy thing called a plane which will go very fast and take them to a place far away called Holland. They told their friends in their kennel that Sina had told them they were going to get what is called ‘a new home’. Apparently this means they will do things called playing and cuddling some humans called ‘new owners’. All sounds a bit scary to me but Murat said they will have a wonderful time for the rest of their lives so that is perfect with all of their friends in the shelter.
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Then it all went wrong, Karine (their Flight Mother) and Sina came back with Lalique and Maya in their boxes. Then they went back to their kennels 🙁 Karine and Sina told us that the thing called a plane was cancelled because it was doing a thing called snowing in a place called Istanbul! They said that snowing is a thing where white stuff comes down from the sky a bit like rain, but its very cold. I am not sure we would like that but some of my friends think it might be fun.
Murat, and Sina and Karine say they will try again tomorrow, we will keep all our paws crossed that it does.
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Hurrah everything has worked, Karine has gone to Holland with Lalique and Maya. Hopefully we will get some nice pictures of them when they arrive, watch this space.
Lalique Looks So Happy
She is in her new home with her new humans, doesn’t she look happy?
Come on humans at the shelter, lets get working on the next dogs to pack their bags and fly away 🙂
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