Monthly Archives: February 2013

My Mom Went to Zanzibar and…

she left me home while she got to see huge sea turtles.  Look what I COULD have been doing:

Swimming with Turtles (in my imagination)

Swimming with Turtles (in my imagination)

I’ll sort of forgive my mom for the missed turtle opportunity since she was nice enough to ask Agatha and her family to stay with me while she was gone.  I had so much fun running and playing with Agatha’s 4-year-old son, Joshua.  I think I may have even lost some weight!

Hanging with my new friend Joshua

Hanging with my new friend Joshua

 

 

Running with Joshua!

Running with Joshua!

Joshua and I became so close that he even let me cuddle with him at night.  So next time my mom wants to go away for the weekend, I won’t be totally opposed, as long as my new friend can come stay with me again!

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Mwanza Mugging

A week ago, as mom was walking to work, she was jumped by a man with a knife who pushed her to the ground and then stole her bag which contained a laptop, her iPhone, her camera, her wallet, and her house keys.  Mom and I had always presumed Isamilo to be safe during the day, however I guess we were wrong.  The man was hiding behind the wall in the ditch where mom walks several times a day to and from work.  Poor mom, she was so scared and could only watch the man run away with all her things.  If I were with her this NEVER would have happened!

This is where mom was robbed at knife-point

This is where mom was robbed at knife-point

Mom was very shaken by this incident and I did my best to lick away her tears and comfort her when she finally got home from dealing with the police (who did nothing to help the situation, by the way).

So listen up thieves and other criminals of Mwanza, I have teeth and I’m not afraid to use them.  If you hurt my mom, I will hurt you back, and that is a promise!

See these teeth?  I WILL bite you.

See these teeth? I WILL bite you.

Also, we’ve beefed up security, Tanzanian-style, around the house by changing the locks, adding frosted plastic to the gate so you can’t see through, and putting tons of nails on the wall so no one can sit there.  We are SERIOUS about safety because getting robbed is no fun.

Beefed-up security

Beefed-up security

And if you live in Mwanza and happen to see a black HP laptop, an iPhone 4 with a ton of photos of mom and American music, or a red Olympus camera for sale, let me know so we can go reclaim our things!

Be safe out there!

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