Posts Tagged With: Doxie Pin

A Doxie-Pin in Northwestern Tanzania: Quantitative and Qualitative Results

My mom has been hogging the computer for over a week now working on a poster for the Experimental Biology Conference in Boston.  Her title is, “Cryptosporidium spp. infection in breastfeeding mothers and their HIV-exposed or unexposed infants in a peri-urban community in northwestern Tanzania”.  BOOOORING!!

I decided to show mom how it’s done and make my own poster for EB.  Guess how long it took me?  30 minutes!  Boo-ya!



And that’s how you make a scientific poster.  Wham, bam, thank you ma’am!

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Happy Halloween!

Mom tells me that yesterday was Halloween, which I suppose explains why she dressed me up in ridiculous clothes and paraded me around the house while she took pictures and Jill and Aunt Amanda laughed at me.  I VERY vaguely remember that around this time last year mom did something similar, but I was literally only 10 weeks old, so I could be wrong.  Anyway, first mom put my Cornell hoodie on me and told me I was dressed as a Cornell Undergraduate Student for Halloween.

I’m a Cornell Undergrad!

Then mom thought I’d actually go outside in the rain since I had some covering on, but NO WAY!  Rain sucks and I am NEVER going to change my mind.  I’ll poop inside if I have to.

I’m much too delicate for rain

My next “costume” was a Lifedog, which consisted of my lifeguarding tank top and jean shorts.  I most definitely hated this costume more than the first.  I think I looked downright ridiculous, but mom and her friends sure got a kick out of it.  Especially that dumb tail-hole in my jean shorts.  I’m horrified.

This is what happens when there’s no boy humans in the house













So, from a humiliated doxie pin to you, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Tito’s Story

My Story:

It all began on August 29th when I was born in Marion, NY.

My First Voyage

My adoptive parents found me on and came to get me when I was 7 weeks old.  My maiden voyage was from Marion, NY to Ithaca, NY.  I lived in chilly Ithaca from mid-October until December 30th while my adoptive parents studied at Cornell University.

Me and my frog toy at 7 weeks

Me and my frog toy at 8 weeks

During those first few months in Ithaca, I hiked Taughannock Falls and graduated from puppy school at Petsmart.

Me, mom, and dad at Taughannock Falls

Puppy School Graduation

While I enjoyed my new life, and 2 kitty siblings, the cold  weather and snow was just not for me.

Me and my siblings, Michi and Fupa

First Snow, in my snowsuit

My mom decided that she would take me with her to Tanzania while she collected data for her PhD thesis.  Much time and preparation went into planning my international adventure.  My mom applied for, and received, an import permit for Kenya and for Tanzania so that she could bring me into Africa. I received all my shots and had check-ups and documents prepared by veterinarians at Cornell University and Eastview Veterinary clinic.  In theory, everything was in place for my first big trip!

My mom is packed and we're ready to go!

This blog tells the story of my year-long African adventure…

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