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Book details
  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Essays & Travelogues
  • Language:English
  • Pages:304
  • eBook ISBN:9780982653258

On a Mission from Dog

Walking Adventures in Africa

by Lorraine Chittock

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Overview
Warned about living in the country of her dreams - Kenya - Lorraine closes the door on adventure and buries herself in domestic life. Lorraine is lured outdoors by 'DOG', a flea infested mutt who arrives on the doorstep. DOG is comfortable in this scary new world, and as they begin walking together, the bond between them deepens. Realizing if she waits for her husband she won't go anywhere, Lorraine packs DOG into a 1983 Land Rover for their first adventure - Tanzania. Over the course of four years the pack of two encounter spitting cobras, drunken judges and other assorted wildlife, and Lorraine learns repeatedly that her anxieties are misplaced. Together, the author and reader discover it's the fears inside needing to be faced and vanquished, not the imagined demons of the outer world. While visiting nomadic tribes Lorraine ultimately decides, 'If I can't travel there with my dogs, the place isn't worth exploring.'
Description
Warned about living in the country of her dreams - Kenya - Lorraine closes the door on adventure and buries herself in domestic life. Lorraine is lured outdoors by 'DOG', a flea infested mutt who arrives on the doorstep. DOG is comfortable in this scary new world, and as they begin walking together, the bond between them deepens. Realizing if she waits for her husband she won't go anywhere, Lorraine packs DOG into a 1983 Land Rover for their first adventure - Tanzania. Over the course of four years the pack of two encounter spitting cobras, drunken judges and other assorted wildlife, and Lorraine learns repeatedly that her anxieties are misplaced. Together, the author and reader discover it's the fears inside needing to be faced and vanquished, not the imagined demons of the outer world. While visiting nomadic tribes Lorraine ultimately decides, 'If I can't travel there with my dogs, the place isn't worth exploring.'
About the author
Lorraine Chittock explores the bond between animals and people in different cultures through her photographs and writing. Shadows in the Sand is her epic tale documenting her travels with 200 camels along an ancient caravan route through Sudan. She also published, while living in Egypt for seven years, Cairo Cats. In pursuit of these feline denizens, Lorraine learnt to be a wildlife tracker in an urban environment. This skill laid the groundwork for On a Mission from Dog, a memoir which plots her new-found relationship with dogs and the conflicts they endured when living in East Africa. To complete Los Mutts, Lorraine embarked on a four-year journey through Latin America in an old Chevy van once used as a surveillance vehicle by the Arizona police, guarded by her Kenyan born ex-street dogs. The pack then hunkered down in a cabin overlooking Chile's Pacific Ocean and Lorraine consolidated her knowledge with what she'd gleaned speaking with other dog travelers, to create Dogs Without Borders—Tales and Tips from the Road.
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