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Archive for the ‘dogs’ category

  • How to take your dog from Uganda to the UK

    Jul 31, 13 • 3941 views 3 comments

    How to take your dog to the UK from Uganda This is a guide to taking your dog from Uganda to the UK, based on the personal experience of Adelaine Williams, an expat resident in Uganda. Much of this information will be relevant to international pet...

  • The Kingfisher and I

    Dec 8, 12 • 4731 views 6 comments

    I love this time of day, walking with the dogs before the sun goes down. There’s something in the air tonight. A pair of African Grey parrots fly overhead, squawking all the way to their roost in the big tree behind us. The Ibis congregate on...

  • Down in the slum, after the rain

    Jul 14, 12 • 4878 views 8 comments

      The air is damp and heavy, the air is cool and last week’s fine dusty fine marram earth is compacted beneath our feet. Limbs have been torn off the Pawpaw tree the other side of the compound wall and a single giant leaf, over four metres...

  • Bukasa stand-off, doggy style

    Jun 3, 12 • 3686 views 6 comments

    Morning walks with Baldrick used to be so fun and easy. Percy the puppy is now the same size – but with a brain the size of a pea. It’s not just that he’s a puppy, I’m sure he’s a bit dim. Half kangaroo / half dog, he...

  • Percy the Rescue Puppy – the first 24 hours

    Sep 21, 11 • 3543 views 8 comments

    Within just one day, Percy has snapped two leads, something that Baldrick hasn’t even attempted in two years, has chewed up and destroyed the doormat, several banana leaves and the lower leaves of the avocado tree. Possibly the first time...

  • Last days as a volunteer . . .

    Sep 18, 11 • 1312 views 1 comment

    “Watch that binge drinking!” warned Mum, on our last phone call. Fact is, I’m making up for the binge working I’ve been doing recently: trying to tie up my last projects with UCF, recruiting and training my replacement, and looking for a...

  • Early morning sights and sounds

    Feb 4, 11 • 2911 views 7 comments

    A parrot just flew overhead, its unmistakeable call heralding fun. It’s a misty morning but you can tell it’s going to be a bright day. As we walk up Muyenga Hill, a glimpse of Lake Victoria in the distance never fails to lift my spirits. It...

  • Prizes for my “indigenous mix”

    Nov 21, 09 • 1852 views 2 comments

    Baldrick, star of the USPCA Dog Show! From the gutter to the Kabira Club, what a true star my mutt Baldrick is. And what a fantastic advert for the work of the USPCA, the Uganda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Found as a pup...

  • Count yourself lucky

    Oct 24, 09 • 2727 views 6 comments

    This week we’ve been busy: straining to glimpse African Presidents flying overhead in their Chinooks and swerving off the road as the Presidential motorcades plough past, to and from the African Union meetings being held in Kampala. It makes me...