Then ….. A new dog turned up on the block !!!
We tried to ignore it and didn’t feed it although it was clearly ravenous. Our friends Florisa and Franco paid us a visit one afternoon, and when they saw it Franco bawled at it, hurled stones at it and chased it away up the drive, saying we really should not encourage it. Of course ten minutes after they’d driven off the cunning hound came running straight back.
Paul and I decided that as she didn’t look too thin she probably had recently escaped from somewhere closeby. Thus, Paul decided to take her for a “piccola passeggiata” in the car, and drove round to Valle Fredda a few kilometres away. Here he released her from the car and fed her, and then swiftly drove off back home.
I must say I was not convinced that this was the right course of action.
However, next morning when I stirred from my slumber I caught a glimpse of a dog running past the bedroom window …..
Yes, she had made her way back to us. Needless to say that, despite his vociferous protestations, Paul was the first to give in and feed her again, so now we have the round number of 10 pooches on our hands. Mamma Mia !!!
The latest arrival is now named Trixy, she’s a young dog with a touch of Alsatian in her. Fortunately we have found a new Vet, in fact he is our Doctor’s nephew, who generally works down in the Campania region. Thankfully, he is very sympathetic to our cause and kindly comes here to see the dogs, rather than us having to take them all down to Itri in the car, which is a real nightmare as many of the dogs tend to get very car sick on the bumpy, winding road down through the olive groves to the Via Appia.
Any Donations Towards The
“Tre Cancelle Dog Fund”
Are Always Gratefully Received !!!
All the other members of the “Woof-Gang” also wish to be mentioned in dispatches !!!