Hey 31




Thanks for coming through. I really appreciate. I found a website that showcases dogs for sale. But their prices are just too absurd. I still imagine fluffy sometimes. She liked cushy surfaces. Sometimes I try to imagine what her killer looks like. I think he’s bald, and calculating. The kind that rarely talks. I then try to imagine why he hates dogs. Maybe he had a cute little daughter, the kind everybody wants to say hello to. And then a dog killed her. And since then he has made it his life’s purpose to kill dogs. Not just any dog, but the dog he connects with. Do you think she struggled? For how long? I can imagine how painful it is to die by drowning. I remember when I was little. Dad would bath us and when it reached my turn I’d wish I could just disappear from the surface of the earth. I hated water touching my face. When he poured some over my head, I’d suddenly feel as though I were drowning. My breath would suddenly cease as I wrestled for the downpour to be over so I could get a chance to breathe again. Poor Fluffy. She must have gone through worse. I hope somehow her killer is brought to justice.


Pig$ and Dog$

Some days ago I called an old friend just to catch up, and I asked what he was up to. He told me he was still looking for a job, but he has a business idea. What was the idea? He wanted to go into pig and dog farming. He said he was sure of getting capital from his dad. He told me of the untapped treasures in pig farming and how much a pig is worth.  I already knew about how expensive foreign dog breeds are in Nigeria. I wasn’t sure about the pork market though given all the unfavourable sentiments about pork.

Nonetheless, I set to work. I started researching about pig farming and the things I didn’t know about dog breeding. What I found was engaging; costs, business models, tips and so much more. I was enthusiastic! This could work! I was already thinking of planning a meet with him so we could iron out details. Yes, I had my own business I was running but you never say no to opportunity. I mean, if this guy could produce the startup capital as he said, then with our combined drive the rest is just see through.

Long story cut short, he quit. Yea, called him a day after my research and he told me he was going to scrap the business idea for a masters degree. Well, good riddance. Opportunity, they say, strikes but once. As long as there are more than a billion people on the planet, there are gonna be more than a billion ideas to drive at.