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Monday, 16 December 2013

The new boy

Tommy arrived today from Fethiye.  A very kind man called Clive brought him here, along with Kathy who has been looking after him, and her daughter Kirstie (who we first met when we collected Monty). 

He is a dear little chap.  Much smaller than we expected, but what he lacks in size he makes up for in personality and confidence.  We took Monty with us into Milas to meet them, and I think Kathy was a little embarrassed because from the moment they met Tommy started humping Monty, and this continued in the back seat of the car, and on and off for 3 or 4 hours when we reached home.  It's all perfectly normal of course.  Although he was neutered last week, testosterone remains in the body for a couple of weeks.  It's also a way of him trying to control Monty/

The two of them have been charging around the garden, each trying to assert their authority...Monty by nipping...and Tommy by humping.   The big dogs all looked on, thoroughly bemused, and I think quite relieved at the respite from Monty nipping their legs! 

They are now thoroughly exhausted and are both sleeping on my bed.   So much for their own cosy beds which I doubt will get any use from now on.

Here are a few photos (I've avoided posting any of the humping activity for those of a delicate nature).







Mr A is continuing to feed the village strays every evening down  near the teahouse.  The numbers are increasing, as we expected.  We are also feeding any others we come across when we are out and about.   If you would like to help us to continue with this, a donation via the Paypal button on my sidebar, would be very much appreciated.  No amount is ever too small to make a big difference.  A huge thankyou to those of you have donated.  It has really helped xxx

14 comments:

  1. Elizabeth Stephen16 December 2013 20:57

    Loved seeing the new boy's photos. Doesn't seem so long ago that Monty arrived but he's no longer the "new" boy!! Carry on your wonderful work. We admire you and Mr A greatly

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  2. Monty won't have time to chew anything now as he'll spend all his time avoiding Tommy's advances.

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    1. Very true BtoB. The "advances" seem to have subsided a bit. I shouldn't laugh but Monty looks horrified when Tommy mounts him :-)

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  3. They should keep each other occupied and leave Monty too tired to chew!
    It must be like living in a whirlwind as the dogs sort out the new pecking order....and how typical that they plump for your bed as the place to sleep it off.

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    1. Well they were certainly both very tired last night Helen. It was very cold and I became a sandwich between the two of them, like two little hot water bottles...quite nice actually. Not a peep out of either of them all night. Mr A is in the spare bedroom...very wise...we may take it in turns to have a bed to ourselves until they settle down a bit more.

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  4. He does look awfully sweet - I'm sure the humping is a nervous reaction...and as you say, it will stop over time. I think he will fit in perfectly - he obviously knows he's found a great place to live, especially if Mr A is making space for him!
    Good luck with all you do.
    Axxx

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    1. Thanks Annie. Yes he is sweet but very feisty. Monty has met his match I think. Not quite so much humping today thank goodness!

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  5. Gosh, Tommy does look tiny next to the other dogs, but he's obviously not letting that inhibit him. :-) I wouldn't mind betting he'll end up ruling the roost.

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    1. There's certainly a big brave dog inside that tiny exterior Perpetua!

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  6. Tommy sure is a frisky lil' guy....:-) All the dogs look so happy.

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    1. He is a very lively little dog Erica, but also very affectionate, and he does seem to have settled well with the others x

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  7. awwww he does look tiny and so so cute :)

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    1. He really is a sweet little boy Danni x

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