My puppy died last night
It happened as soon as I got home
I wasn’t particularly sad
I did not cry
(BTW, I bawled when my dog of 10 yrs died in 2000)
I wasn’t really attached to it
So I proceeded to dig a hole
To bury his tiny lifeless body
In the backyard
My mum said to me, “We do not bury pets at home!”
Whoa? Superstition? Tradition?
I don’t know.
So I buried him on some vacant land
I wasn’t in the mood to argue
But I wanted to prove a point
So I asked her, “Where are the pet cemeteries in Accra?”
She couldn’t tell me.
Do you know? Have you heard of this “superstition” before?