One of the misfortunes of moving at the beginning of June was the loss of Maxi the dog. In the turmoil of getting all items – including pets – out of the compound he went missing and we couldn’t find him.
This isn’t the first time of loosing a dog – when leaving the old compound near the lake, about six years ago, another favorite dog – Hindy – went missing (more about him, later). Dogs out here on the Imbo Plain tend to meld into one or another of the wild packs that roam the area, so we thought that Maxi had similarly left his happy home for life in a wild dog pack.
The other two dogs at the house were moved to the village, where the goats are kept, to join the two dogs who lived and worked with the goats. Then yesterday morning, in going to visit the goats and dogs, there was Maxi! He’d found his way to the new location and was quite happily greeting the other four dogs. Terribly thin and suffering from a bad case of mange, which will now have to be treated.
So ended Maxi’s safari on the Imbo Plain, as he apparently deciding life was better with his relatives, a free feed, and guarding the goats.