Well folks, we’ve done it! We have arrived in Curacao all in one piece, with Bailey in tow. She was absolutely amazing on the plane. She sat at our feet, calm as can be. The landing seemed to make her nervous; it was as if she could tell the plane was coming down and she didn’t know what that meant. She even yawned to clear her ears, just like people do!
People in the three airports (Vancouver, Dallas, and Miami) were in love with her. There were literally hundreds of people who came over to pet her, and ask about her. People told us stories about their dogs, how they missed them when on vacation, or how well, or poorly, they travelled. It was a great way to pass the time.
When we arrived in Curacao, we had lots of paperwork for her – to prove she had had her rabies, was de-wormed, de-loused, de-everything… When we got to Curacao, they never even looked at the paper work – in fact, they didn’t even look at the dog. We actually told them we had a dog with us, and he said, “Have a nice visit!” Entering the USA at Dallas was much harder, but not at all difficult, as we were sent over to the livestock section. They examined her papers, but it was a mere two minute stop over. Travelling with Bailey was actually a pleasure!
We were worried that our apartment might not be ready for us, in that our funds have not arrived from Canada. The owner was nice enough to let us stay in the place anyway, since we had wired them proof of payment. The picture to the right is from our deck, gazing toward the beach. As you can see, we do not have a view of the ocean, but it’s not like we’re looking at a brick wall!
Our posts might be a bit sporadic for the first while. We are having fibre-optic internet installed throughout our building, and while all the cabling has been laid, it has not arrived in every suite yet. It should be done by the end of the month, we hope.
Anyway – we’re here, we’re in one piece, and Bailey is loving it as much as us!