Who let the dogs out?
So they're eventually caught, and brought back to justice (aka, hanging out under the trees and sleeping all day long). So I'm wandering through the small door that's in the gate one afternoon, and I catch sight of one of the dogs moseying on past me, towards the gate. Well, I had closed the door, so I wasn't too worried. But lo and behold, I hear this crashing, and the dog has managed to open the door and nose his way out!
I start yelling at the dog, but he's long gone. I turn around and Kimathi is standing there with a handful of collard greens just staring at me like I've lost my mind. Kimathi doesn't speak much English, so I try to compose my brain long enough to tell him what just happened in Kiswahili. However the only thing that comes out of my mouth is "Mbwa ametoka! Amepotea!" (The dog has left! He is lost!). Kimathi just starts laughing at me as he heads on out the door to chase the bad dog back into the compound.
So that's how the gardener on my compound came to think that I am a complete idiot. I blame the dogs. Naomi and I have a theory that they both have lady friends in the neighborhood that they visit occasionally. That could also explain the loud howling chorous that takes place late each night. I usually just lie back and pretend that I've got wolves outside my house, as that is the one thing that keeps me from acting on the impulse to go outside and throw things at them.