Sunday, August 16, 2009
Good morning all my new doggy friends... this is soooo exciting. I just cant wait to get to all your blogs to see how, why, what and when you are all doing! But of course Mum tells me it's Monday morning and she has to go to work. Sooooo boring.
During the last year in Zimbabwe we faced terrible hyper inflation (that's what Mum calls it ...all I know is that the economy just seemed to crumble as the money printers made bigger and bigger notes with more and more zeros on them and each time Mum went shopping the bits of paper she had just bought less and less for us.) Like the humans here, the animals also suffered as the people tried desperately to hold value to their assets and their savings. As inflation struck and production dropped, food became more and more scarce. Our baby lions needed milk and eggs and meat and pro nutro and lots of cuddles. I gave the cuddles of course but Mum scrounged all over to find milk and food for our babies. The electricity became intermittent too as the national grid shut down more and more areas during the winter when demand exceeded supply. Very carefully Mum and Margaret and Miriam fed the babies every four hours and we watched them grow like spring onions. They slept in a lovely big basket made from mulala palm stems and recycled plastic bags (more about that in a later post!) next to the deepfreeze which purred all night! That let me have time off to go and cuddle up next to Mum in her room. Its tuff being the soldier in this house. I have to guard Mum and the lions and the oldies!
Have a lovely day... See you all soon!