I once felt an urge to enter a Goldfields Kennel Club dog show. What I mean is, I wanted to enter a dog, not myself. I wanted to enter Rags, our Maltese, in the Scruffy, Smelly, Downright Disobedient Mutt section.
I recall the club was seeking the Dog of the Year.
"Waiter! There’s a fly in my soup!” “It’s not a fly, Sir. It’s a stink bug and it comes with the compliments of our Venda chef.”
According to Joburg ecologist Cathy Dzerefos, who at the University of the Witwatersrand has just completed her doctorate thesis on edible insects, stink bugs are nutritious and can add flavour to stews.