I was asked by an online friend whether I was a “dog person” or not. I like dogs and cats. I didn’t grow up being close to either of them. My cousins had countless cats – they must have drifted into their house and liked the ever-growing company and decided to stay. My family had one dog at a time, meant to guard the gate.
I remember how each dog was lost and replaced. One day I’ll try and write something about them. And then another day about the ones I’ve had for my own family here in Cape Town.
Sometimes I think of nothing but ghosts and forget the living.