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Archive for June, 2012

I’m back writing after a long break. Right now I’m in Marsa Malta working as a volunteer as Happy Paws charity Organisation ( http://www.happypaws.org.mt/). Happy Paws was founded in 2004, and works to help the people of Malta care for stray animals, by providing free neutering and promoting stray adoption along with other various programs. Apart from the resident Vets, the Organisation is run by volunteers, and finance the charity by charity shops, sponsorship’s, donations and fund raising events. Me  & Sydney meet in Malta on the 16th of June to work for two weeks learning how to spay and neuter at Happy Paws. Already 3 days in we have both done solo castrations under the supervision of two vets there> Victoria bondin and Louise Forrest.

Today after work we went took the Bus to Marsaxlokk, fishing village. this is a village filled with colourful boats, market and fish restaurants. After some icecream we then took the bus to Mdina, which is the old capital of Malta. Mdina is a medieval walled town situated on a hill in the centre of the iseland overlooking the whole of Malta. Saturday we went to Gozo to visit azure window which is a natural arch in the maltese island featuring a table like rock over the sea. This beautiful area was created thousands of years ago when two limestone caves collapsed.  We had to take the bus over an hour and then a ferry to reach Gozo, so by the time we got there, it was really really hot. We didn’t have much energy but to take the hop on and off tour of Gozo and go home. Sunday we went to Comino, this is a tiny iseland between Malta and Gozo in the mediterranean sea. Its has a permanent population of only four residents. Comino has a beautiful blue lagoon that we visited all day. just swam in the turquoise sea and relaxed. Syd managed to get sunburned even when she was sat in the shade all day under an umbrella. The 26th of june there was a huge concert. MTV Iceland Malta where artist like Nelly Furtado, Flo Rida, Will.I.am and Cassie played. We heard there were 50 000 people showed up. It was a lot of fun, with stands selling everything from food, drinks and ice creams=) The rest of the week we spent on our spot I Marsa, we also visited Valetta and had a couple of day trips to Siliema, where we took a boat trip to view Malta from the sea.  Malta has some beautiful architecture with lovely cosy streets. The last few days Stephanie and Sarah (also two Glasgow vet students) arrived. We went for dinner and tried to hit Malta’s party place paceville. Most of the people there were kinda young so we ended up back at another club in Sliema and had a great night there

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Ive gotten questions if this is a good spay/ neutering practice. I got to do mostly cat castrates at Happy paws, so if this is what your looking for go there. They do do a great job with the stray animals in Malta.

Talk soon

Love Annette

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