Before the party started, the dogs up the street were going wild.

The vervet monkeys that live in the trees around the house here were at it.  And the neighbor’s dogs made Rufus and Millie start to go mad, too.

I couldn’t get any closer or it would scare them off — as it was I was across the street behind the gate (with Tony & Moira’s dogs) so they felt reasonably safe…even seeing the camera made the monkey’s a bit skittish.

And then a few photos from the “90th Birthday Party”, our casual celebration for SA friends of Nicki’s 40th and my 50th (later in May) before we head back home to the States.

It was a fantastic gathering, and ended much too soon.