Friday, May 20, 2011

Simba Sanyang

Our new kitten has arrived! We wanted a cat to keep the rat/lizard population in check in our compound.  And our compound people don't like dogs.  Look how cute!
We named him Simba Sanyang and our villagers think its hilarious; they even come to our compound to meet him and laugh.  Sanyang is the last name of the people who founded the village back in the 16th century; half the villagers last names are still Sanyang. 
Getting Simba home proved to be an adventure. I traveled to Sibanor by gely with Sibou and Al Sana to go to the hospital (Al Sana was having some problems but is okay now). There we picked up Simba from another volunteer.  To get the little guy home, we arranged for a small boy to pick us up on the road to take us home! This is because Al Sana is too little and Sibou is too pregnant to walk the 6k to our village, and our village gely sometimes doesn’t get home until 10 pm.
Simba sinoola

Taking the donkey cart back to our village


  1. Anna & Daniel MarrMay 27, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    I am really hoping when Simba was named you held him up while singing Lion King.

  2. That's really funny. There's a motorbike called the San Yang Symba