Mojalefa Mashego
2 minute read
3 Apr 2020
7:00 am

If only the postman will come around again …

Mojalefa Mashego

Help whichever way you can, or just stay home. And we can hopefully start all over again ... and the bicycle can deliver the postman to my dogs to bark at.

Children pull faces from a window of a building in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, on March 28, 2020. South Africa came under a nationwide lockdown on March 27, 2020, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the continent. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)

My dogs have no one to howl at. No one to warn: Back off! Back right off! Blah-blah-blah ... The sudden disappearance of strangers at the gate must be bewildering for the dogs. Aren’t we all baffled by the sudden requirement to stay home – for God knows how long? It must be great for the dogs, though: we are around, all of us, all day and all night; yet funny that we’re not getting the leash and hitting the road. Who would risk the pain of being frog-marched and made to roll on the ground? Worse still, risk being...