Following on mom’s harrowing mugging experience, we’ve continued to take security at our house even more seriously. Mom lives in constant fear, which is really hard for me to watch since I love her so much. It’s funny, here in Tanzania, people are more afraid of me than they are of her. I mean, I suppose I do have big teeth and four feet with claws, but COME ON people. Mom weighs like 54kg and I weigh like 8kg. But, whatever works when it comes to security, right?
So, my friend Colin came to visit last week and he brought us some signs to put on the gate. I’m pretty proud of these signs because they officially make me a guard of the house! Look and see what I mean:
We’ve got them in English and Swahili and there’s also a picture of me looking really mean just in case the burglar can’t read (Side Note: only about 60% of people in Mwanza can read so this was really smart of Colin to include a picture).
It was a team effort making this Security Improvement. Colin and the Maasai guard worked together to complete the task:
Colin hanging the Swahili sign
The Maasai hanging the English sign
I practiced showing my teeth while the humans hung my signs. I look really scary, huh?
TEETH (and tongue)
So to all you loiterers, thieves, burglars, and other bad guys take a second, look at our signs, and STAY AWAY!
Bad Guys Beware