|Second stop. Time to walk.|
Chibwa was the name for a little dog in one of the books (Jungle Doctor On the Hop, I think.)
|Off on the trail to find our dog|
We just kept thinking about her over and over. We started praying that if God wanted us to have her, He would make it happen. We also asked Him to close the door if we were not to have her.
Getting her was an all day ordeal!
|Another home on our walk to find Chibwa|
"Look. You can see the beds."
|Chibwa's old home|
|There are beds in there.|
|The lady hiding under a cloth.|
|The trade-in puppy|
Many phone calls were made to the man on his cell phone. He was excited about getting his longed for dog. He was on his way. Well, "on his way" can mean a long way off sometimes. After waiting for maybe an hour or so, we had to leave. Our meetings were to start in 30 minutes and we hadn't had lunch yet.
|Home decor African style while we wait|
I was told that they would work it all out.
We had been searching for something to kill fleas. She was covered with them when we first saw her. We had spent time going around town looking for something. God finally sent us to the right person who had bought some sevin dust. She took Joshua to a place to get some. We had it before we even knew if we would get the dog!
During our health testing time, we kept getting calls from the man. We were busy and not able to communicate well with him. Then he was at the site, but no dog. We tried to get him in contact with our contacts who had the other puppy. Finally they must have gotten together.
At the very end of our health teaching time, I saw the car pull up and Emanuel and another of the guys that were searching for the dog got out. I finished my session, and Joshua asked if he could go find the news. I gave him permission.
He came running back saying "It's her! It's her! Do you want to come see her."
I ran with him and sure enough. There she was. And she was ours.
|We just got her. "It's her! It's her!"|
The first thing I did was dust her down well to get rid of the fleas! Then we took her back to the hostel. WE WERE SO EXCITED!
|First night with us.|
|Going for a walk our first full day together.|
She did eat some avocado.
Last night I found out she likes fruit! I wouldn't have guessed that!
She has been with us almost constantly since we got her Thursday.
|Don't forget me!|
Taking her on the bus trip from Dodoma to Iringa was interesting. She actually did very well. She didn't have any accidents. People have very different attitudes towards dogs here than in the United States. I was so thankful that the hotel didn't give us any challenges also!
We hope she likes her new home we are taking her to today!
Chibwa (pronounced chee-bwa.)
|She has adjusted to hotel life quite well.|