I don’t have much of an update for today but I thought I’d share some pictures/slight news for everyone. There are a few new animals at casa mea gazda (my host house). The first was a few nights ago we decided that the cat was pregnant. The next afternoon we were walking home from class with another volunteer and we saw a very cute and very tiny kitten on the street. It was sad, but homeless animals in the streets are not an uncommon sight. The next morning, guess who I saw sitting in our outdoor kitchen…
Apparently our host sister saw him and gave him a bite of food and he’s been living with us ever since. Then, that afternoon we had another random addition to the family, which was competing with the tiny kitten for being the cutest creature in the world.
On a sad note, the chick was placed in the pen with the rest of the chickens and then the next day mama mea gazda (my host mother) said it was missing. The kitten is still around and doing well, though. It might be a bit young to eat anything but milk, but since he has no other choice, table scraps seem to be adequate enough. The cat we already had doesn’t seem to mind the new addition.
On to a bit of advice, since I know Bre and I came across many random blogs for many PCVs. If you are here for advice on a packing list for Moldova or information about the climate of Moldova or other countries in the area, you will see mountains of advice to bring heavy winter clothes, which is something I did, and I’m sure I’ll be happy about it many months from now, but the thing I don’t remember seeing is to remember to also bring clothes for a rather warm summer. I was lucky to have brought plenty of short-sleeved shirts which will help me greatly, but I definitely didn’t do it on purpose. I guess this also goes for any family members that want to ever visit the beautiful country of Moldova. If you come in the summer, expect it to still feel like summer.