Sunday, January 24, 2010

Speaking of animals

Many of you have asked about Transformer.

We put him on a nice tree in Kampala to feed for a few days, but on the third day, he was no more.

Thankfully, Caleb wasn't too sad. I'm hoping Transformer just wondered off to get some bugs, and he found a happy home. We will look for him on our return trips to Kampala.

I feel that it is a mixed blessing. In Arua, the Lugbara people believe that chameleons are evil spirits, and they hit them out of trees and beat them to death. Maybe that's why there aren't many chameleons up here??? Transformer might not have made it long, and a death-beating would have been more than I could handle, I'm afraid.

We get two dogs next week. I'll let you know how that saga goes. Also, the previous owner left a cat that has started coming back around. I haven't fed it yet, but it would be good to figure out what to feed it so it will stay around and help with mice and snakes.


Stefanie Kellum said...

Oh, wow. Hope Caleb's not too sad, but it sounds like Transformer could have been a detriment to your ministry haha! Post pics of the doggies when you can!

Laura said...

Want us to send you Buddy? I'm not so sure he would help with mice or snakes. In fact, he'd probably run from them. But he'll do a lot of sitting... and eating...

Micah said...

Laura! Poor Buddy. He is so unloved.

I guess Doug will have to get over his hatred of cats since in Arua a cat serves a real purpose - like keeping mice and snakes away. That is much more functional than just eating and sleeping.