Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Old Pets - New Pets!
Meet Tater and Shana -our new/old pets!
Tater, the boy, has always been our pet. We bought him from a pet shop in Johannesburg almost 8 years ago. He looked like a little baked potato so we named him Tater. We had hopes of him being an inside/lap dog but he could never learn to do his business outside. He preferred the carpet! So he became an outside dog and later was joined by a big dog , Buddy.
Last year when we left Joburg we gave Buddy the big dog to some friends and a colleague took Tater to be a companion to her dachshund, Shana. When we found out our colleague was looking for a home for both dogs since she will be retiring to the U.S. next year, we decided to bring them to Maputo to be our new pets.
Tater and Shana seem to be happy here. Shana is a wonderful, sweet lapdog whose talents include singing (long story)and doing her business outside! Tater, wonderful in his own right, has matured some and has also learned to use the yard for a loo. It helps that he spends most of his days outside terrorizing our cats and only sleeps in the kitchen at night. And we have no carpet.