I have dedicated a whole blog to Jackie previously, but I think she still warrants some more cyber space! She is probably as old as Bonjo, our beautiful Labrador, that is 11 years old – I say probably, because if you go and read my blog about her, you’ll see I adopted her and the vet estimated her age when I took her for her first check-up. But she is so lively, strong and has turned into the most amazing companion. Since we have moved to Kigamboni, she has taken on the role of leader, guard-dog, and nothing will move outside without her giving is a warning.
We love all our dogs equally, each has his / her own personality, and just like children, they each have a spot in our hearts. Bonjo, the big white boy, is a softy at heart and will come and say hallo to his dad with a wet nuzzle of the nose through the mosquito net every morning. Whiskey, the small black terrier, absolutely amazed us with how he allowed me to train him up to almost the same level of obedience as the other two. He loves me, and totally sees me as his leader. This was no mean feat, and I thought he would get the better of me when we first got to know each other – you see, he was still a pup, a bit unruly due to no master at home during the day, and free to chase the cows and get up to all sorts of mischief. But the I arrived in the men’s lives (the men being Kobus, Sakkie, Alleycat and of course Whiskey), he learnt, and today he adores me and will come and lie on my feet, not next to, but on top of it, when we sit and watch T V.
See Jackie’s digging skills: (note Bonjo gets to eat the crab!)
- Sunset Strolls in Dar harbour with canine kids (suletta.com)