"I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded…"

07.04.09 4th of July

Posted in personal by stuart sia on July 7, 2009

Ugh, apparently, the update i had intended for 4th of July never uploaded…oh well. Anyways, I just wanted to let everyone know that Hermy died last Sunday. I came back from the city and found her cold and barely responsive. I tried passively warming her, as recommended by my EMT book, and she seemed to be getting better, but I was tragically and pathetically mistaken. A couple hours later she stopped breathing, and i tried doing tiny chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but she died anyway.

I buried her that night with her blanket.

I just wanted to say thanks to my friend, Laura, and to my family for calling me and cheering me up. And, thank you to all my friends who said Hermy was cute. She certainly was.

Happy belated birthday, America; I hope the fireworks were spectacular :)

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  1. Dodo said, on July 7, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    im so sorry :( :( :( :( rest in peace hermy :(

  2. Damien Dziepak said, on July 16, 2009 at 6:17 am

    Thank you for rekindling my love for both Botswana and the Peace Corps. You are a gifted writer and speaker. I too had a dog for three years while serving in Serowe. She was the best companion i could have had and also the runt of the litter. One of my first students endowed me with her. Bina was her name. She was quite the dancer and a beauty. When I returned on a private contract I reacquainted myself with her only to learn she had puppy aids(a uterine cancer) and had to put her down that same day. Continue on with your blog and the beautiful words with which you deliver imagery and hope to an issue and country that too few people clearly understand. Jangwana signing off. My students gave me the name and told me it meant baby eater in the context that I indulge myself in the ways of children in a way that too few adults do. Tsala ka Pula!


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