Cyprus 1982 - A toddler on a mission:
"Mommy - now THAT's where we're heading."
Cyprus 1983 - Too young to known that pigs are "low status" animals in most parts of the world. In my eyes, they were gorgeous!
Zinder 1987 - A rare picture of me in the background (where animals are concerned). Monkeys were definitively a little more frightening; especially those that jumped and bit. As the youngest in the family, I was also the easiest target for Sandy's hierarchical ambitions.
Zinder (Niger) 1988 - When one of the Eden volunteers got herself a dog, everybody knew where to find me...
Tjömme (Norway) 1988 - For some reason, my younger second cousin was slightly less enthusiastic about these marvelous creatures! However, today, she is a cat person, which explains it all.
Stavanger (Norway) 1990 - Always loved visiting relatives with dogs. This collie was actually a model, so I wasn't the only one who found it beautiful.
Stavanger 1990 - "Now this is tricky... Will it fly off me if I move?"
Falkenberg 1991 - Posing with Chaski, the father of Bamse. A great working dog who always asked for something to do. If there was no tennis ball in sight, he would bring whatever was available; from golf balls to rotten apples.
Zinder 2000 - Bamse, daughter of Chaski and just as intelligent. Unfortunately, with her mother being a Bernese Mountain Dog, she was little preoccupied with doing what she was supposed to and I am quite sure that in her eyes, I belonged to her and not the way around...
Zinder 2001 - Rediscovering my love for Barbs (well, that actually started in 1998)
Zinder 2002 - Moving on to new challenges, although I have made up my mind not to have my own baboon as long as I keep traveling the way I do
Niamey (Niger) 2005 - It must be universally known by now that animals make a great complement to any picture!
Zinder 2005 - It's unfortunate when you have to say goodbye though. This was the last picture of Bamse and me; she died three weeks after I left for Sweden (nearly fourteen years old). She had a good life and we had lots of fun together, but I still miss her though!