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When Dogs bark [A Dairy of an ailurophile]

*** I used to love dogs, but I’m an ailurophile now. When I say “I used to love dogs”, I mean- from the Chihuahuas, Poodles and Pugs totted around by Hollywood celebrities in movies and red-carpet events, to the giant Alsatian my friend Kuby Uyanga keeps in his house (that dog consumes a carton of … Continue reading When Dogs bark [A Dairy of an ailurophile]

The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 1: Our Class Teacher, the Rabbit Lover

We all knew about the rabbits.  It was not a secret.  Every student in my Primary 3 class – 5, 6, 7 year olds just like me – was aware that Miss Agbo, our class teacher, absolutely loved rabbits. The first clue was the picture alphabet chart celotaped to one of the orange walls of … Continue reading The Day I Will Never Forget, Episode 1: Our Class Teacher, the Rabbit Lover

1, 2, 3 Disappear: Part 6

Bade laughed a warm, hearty laugh and told the man that it would not come to that.  His confidence must have reassured the man who assumed a relaxed pose and obeyed Bade’s instructions.  Bade told him to clap his hands and circle around the woman three times.  He did. He had barely circled her the … Continue reading 1, 2, 3 Disappear: Part 6

1, 2, 3 Disappear: Part 5

  This was not the first time Dotun had seen a creature like this.  He was aware of two major reasons people kept such animals: as pets, and for food.  However, what astonished him was that this man in Sabo market was not using this animal for either of those purposes.  Instead, from what he … Continue reading 1, 2, 3 Disappear: Part 5