Now its raining today and I'm Still Wet!

I want to tell you about a blog called Raffingora.  These folks did a few blogs last year, with the last one being in September of 09. They are located in Zimbabwe.  I knew that Caryl (Max's Mom) knew them so I wrote and asked if
she knew if they were OK.  She wrote back and said they were alright and glad that we missed them.

So today, we got a new blog from these folks and it is great to hear from them.  You will find a Mom who works, several domestic animals and the main guy being a boerbul called Musole. 

But what you really Have to Do, is go back to the first blogs they did,  Raffingora, and read about all the things that have happened to them in the last few years.  Then read the most recent one.  There are not a lot of them, so it won't take you too long.

Just for a teaser, I am going to tell you that they raised lion cubs for a local animal reserve and here is a picture of Musole and one of the cubs:

and here is a picture of the cubs and Musole  resting in their baskets.

I just think you will love this blog as much as we do and I hope you get the time to read it from the beginning, those of you who are new. 

Now we can think about this, My Mom was looking at this blog last night and wondering how everybuddy was, so she sent an e-mail to Caryl in Johannesburg, South Africa, who sent an email to Raffingora in Zimbabwe, and this morning I read their new blog!  Faster than fast!  I hope they stay with us, because it give us a look at a different life and locale, and the more we know about other people, the better off we are. The more people know about us, the better off we all are. 

Stella (and Jo)


Huffle Mawson said...

Lion cubs! I'm off to check them out right now.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a nice blog. We stopped in a left a few prints.. Sure hope they continue to update us... Thanks for introducing us Stella and Jo...
Jo, Mom just had to tell you that Louie's sisters (RIP BabyLove) Mom is fostering a deaf one eyed Australian Shepard. Does Stella need a friend? The blog addi is in our sidebar..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Dog Foster Mom said...

Thanks for sharing - that is very interesting (and the lion cubs are so cute!)

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Thanks for the heads up on the
raffingora blog. We will check it out!

Is the rain melting your snow?

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing!

We'll go on ovFUR and chekhk them out!

It will be khool to see another Boerbul - we love our other Boerbul blogging pal Africa!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Sue said...

That sounds like a very interesting blog. I'm going to read it this evening after everyone here is fed and settled down.

kissa-bull said...

aww those cubs look most cuddley
but mean mommish says we cant get one
imagen the evilness in that
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

The Thundering Herd said...

What a great blog. Thanks so much for sharing it.

The OP Pack said...

We have rain here too,Stella, and Mom is tired of it. And it has gotten cold again.

We will have to check out that blog, maybe not tonight but we will get there.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Stella, for letting me and my mom know about this bloggie. We will go check it out. Lion cubs look like BIG kittehs. I wonder if they would want to be friends with me?

Wiggles & Wags,


Samantha said...

Oh man, are you ever ON IT! It all sounds so incredibly right and I'm going there right now to check it out. As always Stella, you are so amazing to find out the rare and important things for us to know and realize.
Big Hugs oxoxoxoxox
Sammie and Oz

MAX said...

Thanks so much for doing this, Stella! You are an angel!

Raffingora's folks need all the cyber-support and upliftment they can get! It is so hard living in a strife-torn country! They are shining examples of the tenacious spirit when all odds are stacked against you! Thank you!
With love and licks

Gail in Aberdeen said...

Hi Stella and Jo
I'd been wondering what was had happened to the Raffingora blog. Thanks so much for letting us know. I'll go right over to catch up. I've been learning a lot about Zimbabwe just recently as I have a friend from Aberdeen University lodging with me at the moment who comes from Zimbabwe, where his father is restaurant critic for the main newspaper (yes really!). I think the father used to do more 'real' reporting but that became very dangerous. Apparently the family used to have two dogs - a Rhodesian ridgeback and, less predictably, a chihuahua! My friend finds Aberdeen very cold.
Cheers, Gail.
PS Still missing Hamish of course, but also weighing up options for the new blog and the new dog!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello stella its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow that is wun seeryus kitten they hav got their!!! ok bye

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow! Lion cubs! Those are some daring pups to raise some lions.


Martha and Bailey said...

Hi Stella, yes we remember that blog and it was very good with amazing stories.
It is strange when blogs disappear - you are always left wondering if everything is OK so good for you checking up on it.
Have a great weekend - with any luck it will stop raining.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxx

Bobby said...

That sounds so good we will pop over.

Mr Koda MD said...

cuddles with kitties?

Sounds risky!


Twinkietinydog said...

Thanks for a lovely blog presentation Stella (and Jo) I am definitely intrigued. You picked a great photo to grab out attention.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stella!
Yes! I saw they had a post last night and I was happy to know they are ok!
Kisses and hugs

Simply Simon said...

Thank you all for your concern, and Stella, thank you too for dragging me back to my blog. Musole and I are back on track!
lots of love to you all
Simply Simon

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Here you go Jo... http://www.babyloveupdates.blogspot.com/
She is adorable...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sagira said...

Wow, very cute photos of the lion cubs. Thanks for sharing the information with us.

Joe Stains said...

woah LIONS!? We will go check it out. I bet Ali Z likes that blog!!