Two years ago, my son’s dog daughter, Nebula, ‘adopted’ me as her human parent.
She seems to have claimed me even more after he left for the army last year and I became full time parent…or…Nebula adopted me as full time parent… whatever.
Basically, I had no choice. I was forced into parenting a dog, that’s the bottom line. She is adorable, yet clingy. Most times she gets judged according to human standards by the boys at the block. Then, THEY get scolded by me for being perched so far up on the human moral and ethical pedestal that they can’t see that a dog acts on instincts…
…and loves unconditionally. Important.
Nebula, according to the boys, is a class of her own. A princes and not fit for the male block dogs that breach territorial boundaries in search of her female companionship.
There was a security breach in 2019.
…and there was another security breach a few months ago. Nebula was impregnated. (We still don’t know who the father is).
But long story short… While I was working on putting together content for Josephstaal, the New year and Sir Mek’s funeral, Nebula gave birth to five tiny puppies.
When I went to my block to give a few packets of nails to the carpenter working on my house, my younger brother, came to me and said, ‘Nebula karim puppy insait lo tent blo yu na mipla no rausim em yet.’
Nebula hadn’t seen me for days. She was overjoyed as she welcomed me, oblivious to the fact that I would have to evict them from MY tent, and reclaim MY boarding rights and get rid of my extended dog family including five great grand dog sons and daughters, if there is such a definition in human-dog family relationships. I don’t know.
I have not issued an eviction notice yet. I’m not as heartless as the National Housing Corporation. I will find a box for them and place them in it. Then, wash and disinfect my tent, my bedroll and mat.
For those wondering why I live in a tent… short answer is: House is under under construction. A tent is better than a mosquito net. Nebula thinks so too. But she is getting the boot. Soon.