Camera : Kodak EasyShare C195 – taken in my garden in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa
Hi there! I am Jacko, a Fox Terrier/Chihuahua cross, living at Ga-Sethlong, a beautiful home on a small-holding on the edge of the Cradle of Human Kind in Gauteng, South Africa. I was born on the 1st September 2005, to a healthy litter of 7, with 3 brothers and 3 sisters. This is my story.
When I was about 4 weeks old, I remember catching a glimpse of the world for the first time – a confusing array of brothers and sisters and blankets (up until then, it was my Mother’s smell that guided me to her warmth and that wonderful, warm and satisfying taste of milk). There were strange goings-on, with faces popping in and plenty of oohing and aahing. For a couple of days this carried on, but this was home and was comforting in a strange way.
Then, when I was 5 weeks old, in the dark of one night, a hand grabbed me from my Mother’s side, whipped me into a bag and swiftly I was spirited off to a strange and unknown world. I was beside myself! Where was everybody? Where was my Mother?! I cried all night long, getting a couple of smacks in the process, to my utter horror!
Me on the lawn in the garden – not ANOTHER photo shoot!
(Also in this series : The Heart of a Home,
A Special Sanctuary,
Where and How Do You Do Your Art,
Bath Delights and
The Cozy Heart of the Home and
Mommy Bobby and her clutch of 10 and
Mommy Bobby – doing what chickens do
and maybe a couple more!)