Gladys her son & Hippo, Takkies, Vutha and Peaches
Although I am from Emvembili community, I felt I should not lose this chance because I have had a spayed dog before and I know the beauty and good works of a spayed dog. For this reason, I asked a special request to be allowed to bring my dog to Mshingishingini community spay day.
My dogs have always been in good health but it helped me to get them spayed because there is peace at home now. Visitors would get no sleep due to the noise caused by the dogs that have come for the female dog on heat (estrus). It was also wearing for me to feed puppies because they ended up being too many and selling was always futile; people wanted them for free: Five of my goats got mauled to death by the dogs attracted by the female dogs, so I told myself that I want to be “stress free!” and spayed all my dogs.
On another note; I have the Jack Russell type of dogs, now that they are spayed they have developed a new habit; I do not buy weevil tablets for poisoning rats anymore because in the morning when I wake up, I find dead rats lying around on the yard. My dogs catch and kill rats, even the big rats. To me each day is like Christmas because I spayed my dogs.
Narrated by: Gladys
Mine lokuphakulisa ngakuhawukela kuselapha khashane ngatsi nome kusengakefiki Emvembili sangakami akungangendluli ngobe ngasengike ngaba nayo inja lephakuliwe, ngabubona buhle bayo nemisebenti lemihle leyiwentako.
Tativele titinhle tami tinja kodvwa kwangisita kutsi tiphakulwe ngobe nyalo sekunekuthula lekhaya.
Nawuvakashelwe bantfu abalali nakunenja lekhwelwako ngenca yalomsindvo letiwubanga ebusuku. Besengikhatsele nakondla lemidlwane, ngobe nayo igcine iminyenti kakhulu futsi nawutsi uyayitsengisa bantfu abayitsengi bayifuna mahhala. Netimbuti tami letisihlanu tadliwa tinja tasemtini letindvuna lebetiphekuta kuleletinsikati; ngavele ngatsi “stress free!” ngatiphakula tonkhe.
Ngineluhlobo lwetinja lolutamaku, loku setiphakuliwe seticale lomunye umkhuba, kusa tidzaceke emagundvwane labaleni ngoba tihlala lekhaya busuku bonkhe. Mine nje angisawatsengi emaphilisi engobolwane kutsi ngitowubulala emagundvwane ngawo. Tiwabamba tiwabulale ngisho nalamakhulu langaka. Cha vele kungukhisimusi onkhemalanga kimi kuphakula tinja tami.
Ibhalwe ngu: Gladys
Vusumnotfo collected Glady's story 7 months after the community spay day at Mshingishingini, through the use of Most Significant Change methodology.
In response to the many requests that both Swaziland Animal Welfare Society and Vusumnotfo are receiving, with your support, we would very much like to carry out two more community spay days in 2015.