Tuesday, 24 June 2008

And then there were 2....


So the next greatest thing to my furniture arriving…Buster is now here! For those of you who haven’t had the kind pleasure of meeting him, Buster’s pretty much the coolest dog ever…I mean EVER known to man. I may be biased, but whatever.

After 4 months of fat camp and relaxation at my parents home back in the Midwest (he lost 3-5 lbs!!!) he’s journeyed 1 long car ride, a night in a kennel, 2 plane rides and about 3 hours in customs at the London Gatwick airport. Happily enough, he did remember me (I think!). The whole process of moving a dog overseas is quite interesting….

Apparently the UK has never had any rabies on the island, so they are very strict about letting pets in. In the past dogs have been required to be in quarantine (i.e. doggie prison) for 6 months upon arrival in the UK. It took one mental image of Buster in a striped prison jumpsuit locked up in a cold damp cell to make me think about not taking the little guy over here with me. Luckily, the rules have changed and he just had to have some tests done back in the states before he could come.

So, that being said, all is good in my life now. It actually sort of feels like home, which is a big improvement. Before long, Buster will have marked (peed) on most of this island! I'm not sure if England is ready for this little guy!

3 comments:

mike said...

That photo of Buster reminds me of the Rob & Big promo opener for some reason. Must be a GREAT dog if he would sit through that dressing room session and photo op! Life must be infinitely better on the isle now that your true homeland security has arrived.

Love ya
Deak

stella1224 said...

Glad to see Buster made it over safely....I know someone in Mishawaka is missing him. Anyway- belated happy birthday! Steph

Susans Stupid Moment of the Week said...

Buster's the law of this town. He likes the feeling of the wind blowing by when he's wearing his chaps. Dead sexy.

Steph--I give them less than 6 months before they have a dog of their own!