“Whachu lookin’ at?” Author’s Photograph of a brilliant specimen

You Think You Want a Pet?

Think again

There’s something about carrying a puppy mid-pee to the designated spot that shows you the kind of person you are — or could be.

Where I was born and raised, pets — especially dogs — were not exactly part of the family: they’d have their own wooden (or iron) crate out of the main building. They’d feed mainly on leftovers.



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Kamga Tchassa

Kamga Tchassa


I write for immigrants (and people who would love to understand them) about how to adapt, build relationships, and thrive through the challenges of a new home.