Just before we left the States, we found two kittens under the house. Raelee and I brought them inside and “tamed” them for a week, and then gave them away. We also had to leave our Minature Schnauzer behind and we were a little sad, but were praying that we would EVENTUALLY have pets again. Little did we know what was in store for us in Uganda! There was already a kitten waiting for Raelee when we arrived. Then a day later, a very nice lady – haha – at the supermarket asked her if she would like to hold the tiny kitten running around the store. As soon as it was in Raelee’s hands the lady said “It is yours, take it”! Great, now we have two kittens, one eating on its own, the other was being fed with a baby bottle! Oh the joy! I know Raelee is already known around the village as the crazy cat girl…here, they do not have pets, they have mousers, and guard dogs. It is very unusual to them to see someone holding the animals like a baby and kissing on them! But, Raelee is Raelee and I am partly to blame, animal lover that I am. Apparently it has become endearing to the people around us, because whenever the little kitten wanders off, someone brings it back to us!
I am a Jesus lover, wife, mother and grandmother. I live in Uganda with two of my best friends and get to experience God's love, grace and mercy everyday. This is my personal blog and posts, pictures and views don’t necessarily represent the views of our organization. They are from our personal experiences as missionaries. View all posts by rhondajwelch