Month: October 2017

Dog Licensing in Nairobi

This is a confusing matter! Yes, you need to license your dog. No, the process isn’t great. In fact, the whole ordeal has been in flux all year. We just put in for Oreo’s license. We went through the East Africa Kennel Club (EAKC) to do this. What we did was print out the appropriate forms (in duplicate), filled them out, and dropped them off at the EAKC. They will then drop off the forms to the right place at Nyayo House. (You can take the forms to Nyayo House yourself if you prefer.) As far as the rest of the process, here is the latest (as of writing this post on 19th October 2017): Forms submitted between now and the rest of the year will actually be for a 2018 license. The city is not issuing any for the rest of this year. There will be home visit by a vet. This visit must be prearranged. The vet should call you and make the appointment. DO NOT ALLOW IN ANYONE WHO JUST RANDOMLY SHOWS …

TNR Trust Dinner

A few weeks ago we attended the TNR Trust Dinner & Show at the Tribe Hotel in Gigiri. The event was a fundraiser for TNR Trust Nairobi, specifically to support their work¬†with Kenya’s stray dogs and cats and community outreach. Between the dinner ticket sales and raffles sales, the event was a huge success. The evening featured performances by Sitawa Namwalie and Alya Kassam. Also performing were musicians Willy Munga Mbaji and Boaz Otieno. I have to say, I am not a big poetry person. I enjoyed the first half of the performance (before dinner). After dinner, during the second half of the performance, we mingled with others at the dinner. That gave us a chance to meet and talk to some of the other people who helped Oreo. We met Laila, who rescued her from the street. We also met Gaynor, Oreo’s first foster mom. It was so nice to meet them and to hear stories of Oreo’s first days after her rescue. All in all it was a really fun night! I’ve had …