the new guys are here. the border crossing was a nightmare...at one point it looked like bob, the really nice transporter, was going to be sent back with the dogs. apparently canadian customs considers these dog a valuable commodity and we did not have the proper paperwork for importing commercial "things." i didn't understand most of what the officer was saying (it is my red tape and stupid rule disability) and always before the dogs were delivered straight to me so i have no idea of the processes involved. the officer was not impressed with my total ignorance. in the end they let bob and the dogs thru but it was scary just the same. i don't think i will do this again...it just upsets me inside to think of, refer to, or consider these lives as commodities.
anyway...nightmare border crossing aside..i do want to thank bob, tammy, nicole, laura and jenn for helping with their transition to here!
7 dogs arrived..one is a stop over for another rescue...her name is lila and really she is the only one to rock the boat around here. and she rocked it a lot on the bed last night..cute little thing but she is a mini phoebe!
taz the bulldog has already gone home with nicole...nicole fell in love as soon as she saw her so that was good for all of us. taz does have very sad eyes!
as for the golden-oldie others...tina-fey is a daxi (i thought she was a chi from her picture) very sweet! sweetie is a little cockapoo and is a bit overwhelmed, but she is a real sweetie. prince, the little caspar/cuddles like poodle is a very sick and frail little guy...he drank gallons of water last night and had a ton of blood in his stool. i am bumping sydney out of his vet appointment and taking prince in instead. alf is simply adorable, he is a chi/JRT cross, and hilda is lovely some kind of mop dog cross with an infected eye.
all of them learned how to be bed buddies last night..jenn spent the night with us all. the dogs slept pretty well, jenn and i not so much. i was up at 6:30 to get bob back down the hill and on the right road to abbotsford. and today begins the first day of their new life in rescue...i hope they all eventually feel at home and comfortable here.
ok...now i have work to do...yikes! 5 brand new saints and one cranky stopover dog!