Well, I think we all knew this day was coming -- and I was just hoping I could ignore it, and it would go away (which is how I like to solve all my problems, frankly) -- but the Embassy has found out that we have been harboring a pack of dingos in the housing compound. Apparently, that is not allowed on USG property. So, we have to now either take them into our houses and let them out only on a leash, or find them homes.
Yes, you heard me. Apparently, we have leash laws in Sudan now too. Soon, they won't let us drink and drive here or self-medicate on prescription drugs you bought at the local pharmacy because you saw an ad on the internet where the people looked like they were happy and thin. (Now I realize that I should probably READ the articles where it tells you what the drug is FOR, but I'm more of a big picture person. I can't let myself get bogged down in the details.)
Normally, you'd think I would be despondent. I have about 10 days to find homes for 6 stray dingos. Some of you new to this blog might not be aware that I am a crazy dog lady and wouldn't remember that I actually got into a HUGE fight with my hubby when we watched a Discovery channel special about a super-volcano eruption when he told me that, No, he wasn't going to get a "special mask" for Kernel and Jack to use when we had to walk to Ohio to save ourselves. I KNOW! RIGHT??
Shit! I'm still mad. HATEFUL!
That reminds me, I really should get a special mask made for doggie noses and send them to the guy who is taking care of the boys in the States. You never know when a huge volcano will erupt and you have to walk to Ohio.
So anyway, I'm actually NOT despondent because I have a plan. Well, a few plans. (My plans don't always seem to work....) I've already convinced the local guard who loved the Smelly Pirate Ho Mommy Dog to take her and the babies. (And a 50 lb bag of dogfood). So there's three down in just one day. Now we intend to harass the others (who like the babies) to take them home with them and just let them run around their yards. I can totally do this. Even the local guards are freaking out that we cannot let them run around in the street because the Sudanese Government will have them killed. Someone will take them.
Who wouldn't want little Pippy, Riley and Jinglebells?!?!?!
In hindsight, we probably should have trained them to do some kinda circus tricks so that they could earn a living.
Sometimes? I'm Judgmental. Also, Seattle!
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