Thank you, K’s Path!
Today we drove out to Wafra with my cousins to attend K’s Path Open Day. Although the drive was a little long (by Kuwait standards), it’s not bad at all if you’re carpooling – it’s even better if your barely-articulate four and two-year old cousins were trying to teach your American friend Arabic. And not any Arabic, their unique amalgamation of several Arabic dialects and a smattering of English. It was rather entertaining and distracted us from the vast nothingness stretching on either side of the road.
We got there at around 10:40 am and the kids were clearly a little confused because they kept asking about the sharks. No, that’s the Scientific Center, I told them. We’re here to see the cats and dogs.
And there were so many cats and dogs! And falcons, donkeys, turtles, tortoises and hares!
From the moment we got there, K’s Path team was extremely welcoming and helpful. We were greeted and the activities were explained to us. The kids run around trying to look at the animals and we at 11 am we were taken on a tour of the shelter by one of K’s Path employees. I was so impressed by the overall management and organization, it seemed like everyone knew what they were doing and were happy to be there. It didn’t feel like a sad animal shelter at all. The place was radiating with positive energy, the animals were accustomed to people (even to the little kids running around) and the volunteers were patient, knowledgable and friendly. My only concern was the electric fence enclosing the donkeys – there wasn’t a sign and it was almost pointed out to us too late. Our tour guide yelled out not to touch the fence just as my little cousin put his hand out to touch it. Thankfully nothing happened because that would have been a real bummer.
We spent the day playing with the animals and it felt really good. I’ve been telling people about K’s Path and speaking highly of them even before I saw their HQ – now I can praise them based on my firsthand experience. K’s Path is one of the organizations who do weekend beach clean ups in Kuwait and I already met a couple of their amazing employees. I was glad to see them today and chat with them briefly. It must take a lot of passion and dedication to drive to Wafra on a daily basis.
Here are a few pictures I took of my cousins.
Thank you SO much K’s Path – keep up the amazing work. We had a great time and we can’t wait to visit again.