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Useful Acronyms

PC Peace Corps
ICT Information & Communications Technology
PCT Peace Corps Trainee (pre-swearing-in)
PCV Peace Corps Volunteer (post-swearing-in)
PST Pre-Service Training
CBT Community-Based Training

Paka wanalala

Tingatinga (who I now think is a boy cat like Pol) stands on my blanketed legs, mews a tiny disconsolate mew. I put down my book and pet him for a moment, talk to him, and he moves up to sit on my stomach and looks at me, then curls up in front of my nose. I gently shove him down to my legs again, where he stretches out contentedly. I pick up the book again, listening with half an ear to the mix I’m thinking about. Pol climbs the bars in the windows, reaches the top, turns around and climbs down headfirst. He joins his brother on my legs and they’re both asleep in seconds.


Comment from Annie
Time August 13, 2009 at 8:00 am

Now I’m confused: you said ‘his’ and ‘brother’ when referring to Tinga. Is she a boy?

Sophie is just as crazy as ever. I’m glad we don’t have bars on the windows to her to scale, though she does enjoy the screens!

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