When Mustafa brought Zawaadi home, in Kileleshwa, September 2015, we did not know that she was pregnant. She was so active and loving.
In October she started behaving oddly. She dug up small trenches in the fence and would hide under the plants. One rainy night I heard low moans and yelps. She had given birth to five tiny pups. Carrying them one by one in her mouth she brought them to her kennel.
All the puppies fed on her but one by one she shunned feeding them. We tried feeding them ourselves but in a week four died to our dismay. Only one survived and that was Chaapo.
Zawaadi with her newly born pups.
Chaapo loved to be hugged
He explored the rooms but he was not welcome there as he would pee anywhere.
He was a curious bundle of joy.
Zawaadi wanted to sit in the lap too.
Posing for the camera...sweet Chaapo
Biggy got a bit jealous sometimes but otherwise he was fiendly with Zawaadi and protective towards Chaapo.
Chaapo grew so fast, soon he was looking as big as the mom.
Copying the mom.
Chaapo would do exactly what Zawaadi did...even the scratching!!!
Waiting for the feed
Getting to know Biggy
Such a darling!
Mom and baby
The cat would jump onto a safe distance when Zawaadi and Chaapo yelped at her!
Looking after baby!
we are friends!
Even the birds can share our food!
In september 2016 we came to live in Nairobi West
our dear pets also had to get used to the new environment.
Checking out the place thoroughly!
They never liked cats. This cat was so frightened of the dogs that he climbed the tree in the compound to a top most branch and stayed there for two days. We had to call the K.S.P.C.A. personnel to come and rescue the poor scary cat.
Innocent visitor hated by the dogs!
Even this huge bird had to take flight!
Biggy to our chagrin died of old age on 8th December 2018
Biggy and Chaapo...loving moment!!
Chaapo...after a hair cut!!
In the twilight...Chaapo and his glittering eyes!
Zawaadi...after a flea bath....snoozing in the sun!!!
to be contd.................
Zawadi s back wriggling
2nd March 2021 Tuesday
four cute puppies!
the two survivors...cuddling
poor chaapo waiting outside the closed door of the puppies room