They do say patience is a virtue — well, by now we're all feeling pretty virtuous.
Last night, after supper and an evening walk for the dogs, Animalcouriers had to leave the van at Mersin port in police custody and go to the nearest hotel. This morning we were back at the port bright and early.
A new police shift had appeared and were initially reluctant to let us into the port.
We know they are often referred to as “Man’s best friend” and it certainly proves that fact each day when I return home from my day at the office.
Indiana (Indie) a cross-breed and our oldest dog is now around 10 years of age. We brought him with us from UK when we moved to Cyprus on a permanent basis a little over 9 years ago. He was a rescue puppy from Warrington Dog’s Home where we got him a month or so after our other dog died at the age of 8 years – that was George, a Rottweiler cross with a wonderful character.
It was never our intention to get another dog before we moved to Cyprus as we knew it was inevitable we would “collect” one at some time after we arrived. But, I found it an impossible task coming home to an empty house and missing very much our old faithful that we succumbed and that’s how we found Indie. We needed a puppy because we already had 2 older cats and wanted to be sure they were brought up together from an early age.
The cats always ruled the roost in our house anyway, so Indie joined the bottom of the queue and soon got used to it. Now he’s the “top dog” but he still likes his love and attention. So every night, I get a few moments fanfare to sound that finally, everyone in our household is back in their rightful place.
Yesterday I managed to capture those moments on video with my Samsung Galaxy Ace without him realising. (He hates having his photo taken)!
We booked this hotel by chance after receiving a Daily Deals CY offer by email. We take advantage of these offers on a regular basis, so when one came along for 1 night for 2 people on B+B basis at the Ambilikos Hotel in the Troodos mountain for €48 instead of €84 – we jumped at the chance!
It couldn’t have come at a better time as we had been bombed out at work the week before so spending all day and last night at this unusually laid out hotel, it was manna from heaven as it meant I stayed away from my pc keyboard and screen which was just what the doctor ordered.
The hotel is just on the outskirts of Potamatissa village in the foothills of the Troodos mountains between the inland villages (agrotourism) of Pelendri and Agros.
You can read my full review on TripAdvisor:
Yet again, four footed defenceless friends and family pets are being poisoned in Cyprus
- When will these monsters be stopped?
- Is it going to take the murder of an unsuspecting child to touch the poison and die before the Cypriot authorities finally sit up and take a firm stance? Yes, that’s how vicious and fast acting this poison is!
- If so, bring it on……
Please don’t think this is a “one off” incident – it happens with sickening regularity here on what’s referred to as “the Island of Love“… Yes, it may be the island of love but sadly it HATES animals!
You can see just how often it occurs by visiting the “Skippy Kit” Cyprus Poison Alert Facebook page which was set up by the owner of Skippy, their dog and best friend who who was poisoned in Cyprus in 2010.
This is what it says on their Facebook page “My beautiful & intuitive Skippy didn’t die from old age or bad food but from poison that can be found & picked up from anywhere anytime. Don’t let this dreadful death happen to your baby. R.I.P 24th October 2010“
Also visit the Cypriot Police and Pet Poisioning blog page for more details and how to report it.
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