Thursday, March 20, 2008

Donkeys' Rights

Donkeys work hard in Niger

"My" dog, the lovely gal who has one puppy, is so skinny from nursing that it is painful to see her. Haoua gave me permission to bring the dog food/leftovers, so I've been trying to load her with calories every night. At least her puppy is fat and healthy; he's two weeks old now. His black coat has turned to beige, and he has white feet. He looks like a little blob...no personality yet. I've grown fond of the mom; she's such a good dog, all things considered. She comes close to me and eats out of my hand when no one is around, and tonight she even wagged her tail. I still haven't tried to pet her, and haven't named her. It's very different here, but so far I haven't been surprised at the perception of animals. You prepared me well. I've "taught" the little kids in my family that they aren't allowed to handle the puppy, and so far they listen to me. And Jennifer has acquired the mission of Donkey Liberation, or at least Donkeys' Rights to be Free of Corporal Punishment. We'll see how that goes...

3 comments:

Kerry said...

Bob and Ginny, I am posting this one especially for you!

Bob and Ginny said...

Kerry, Thank you we are both sitting here shaking our heads, smiling, and not at all surprised. I just don't want to be in the sandals of the next person who violates a donkey’s rights....

Om. said...

Niger news on http://www.niger1.com
My email is niger1.com@Gmail.com
Thank you for posting those pictures we are out here in nYC in the cold