Trip Start Sep 04, 2010
28Trip End Nov 02, 2010
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went to try to catch the dog at the side of the road. but it's still quite agile and we don't want to give the poor thing a heart attack!
finally figured out my mosquito net so i will create some way of holding it up tonight. It has gone very humid..well more than usual and there must be more around as a lot of people are creating little fire like things to smoke the air
pone pone said it was tumeric i think so the air is strange, smells quite nice but very thick.
we went over to the mon side to check on a dog Gemma had seen with cancer of the penis but we could not find him, it was incredibly hot so we'll try a cooler time. the mon side is like a different tribe across from here.
We went to a monastry where all the monks live to check on dogs there. Part of her routine.
The first we went to seemed like they were all fairly well fed. Again there were a lot of either pregnant or feeding mothers so you know there are maybe 5 more to worry about for each of them.
the monks kept handing us kittens, i lost count how many there were not to mention the dogs.
one was very sickly so we need to go back to check on it. There is an injection that can be given to the dogs that is like a contraceptive injection that lasts about 3 months that Gemma has given to a few of the dogs there before so the monks brought some dogs over too and wanted them to have this injection.
Gemma said we don't have it in england as it's just not very safe. It may not work and if they have it regularly they can get infections in the womb and cancer. But what else can she do.
It's getting increasingly frustrating the way the people are. Even the vets don't really care.
The stories Gemma tells me...I just don't know how she manages.
I'm going off a bit now. Today has had quite a lot of things for me to process so i hope this all makes sense.
so yes we said we would go back tomorrow to give injections and to check on the kitten who probably needs some fluids injecting but we can't anymore as i will explain shortly..
we went to another monastry which was huge, it was like a community of monks. And we were walking round when Gemma said here's one of the monkeys. I was like wow where! then she explained...
It was chained to a tree.
They told us 'it bite it bite' but it just looked at you and tried to come as close as it could with the short chain. it just wanted interaction and some form of contact.
What i saw next i was totally unprepared for.
There was this small cage. made of planks of wood so less open parts.
And in it was quite a big monkey.
Again 'it bites' ... i went over and it came to the side and we just looked at each other. his eyes were locked on mine. And then he put his arm through the gap and i held his hand. Like he just wanted to be touched. The little fingernails and fingers there in mine, god i cannot express what that felt like.
They kept telling Gemma it bites but it just felt like it knew we were safe. I don't know.
i honestly find it so hard finding the words to describe that whole situation. It's like filled my head so much that there is no space than just that image.
It's really late too.
erm so quickly to sum up things sick dog has gotten worse. i didn't think it were possible but there you go. So Gemma is taking him to kanchanaburi to the vets at 6 in the morning cuz it is 4 and a half ish hours away. I'm not sure if he will make it through the night to be honest.
So tomorrow i am babysitting! I will be up early to give them breakfast and then spend the day with them while she is gone.
quite nervous but i have lists of who needs what and so on. Fingers crossed!