Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rafiki is gone....

This is Rafiki (means friend). I got Rafiki about 12 years ago, from an American family who left Uganda. Rafiki was first at the YWAM base, until we started Amecet, almost 10 years ago. Rafiki has been a very good and gentle dog. She has been the leader of our dogs and I guess she has been teaching many puppy's how to guard the place. Recently she got sick and after that, one of our other dogs took her place as the leader of the group. She was not allowed to stay with the other dogs in the doghouse anymore. She became more and more lonely and was also walking badly and became skinny. Last week I asked the vet to look at her. He told us that she has a hip problem, which only gets worse, she must have a lot of pain and that is why she is hardly eating. I felt sorry for her and after talking in our team, we decided to ask the vet to give her an injection. That has happened this morning, we just burried her. I feel sad, it was such a nice dog, I am glad we burried her, that is normally not done here, you don't burry a dog, it is not a human being! But I feel that Rafiki earned that, she has served us well.

There will be other dogs coming and maybe even get the name Rafiki, but this Rafiki has been a true FRIEND!


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