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We are moving

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Hi Jennifer,

 

So, Britain, huh? Wow! I can certainly understand your apprehension as well as your excitement. I'm glad your husband will be able to get back to help you and your "babies" make the move. Once there, he will also be familiar with things which I think will help you. This is quite the opportunity......hang in there. I think you'll do a lot better than you think getting ready for the move and also once there.

 

xoxo emmie

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Piper...

The dog thing has been the most stressful thing. To enter the UK from US, dogs do not have to be quarantine if they go via the PET travel scheme. I'll have to do a series of things such as iso standard microchip, rabies again, rabies titer, and wait in US for six months, then take the dogs over. THEN, they are only allowed to fly in the cargo hold, not in the cabin, even if they are small. Believe me, I've called and researched for one week straight now, and there are no exceptions to this. Can you imagine a 6lb and 12lb dog down in the cargo where it is cold, dark and loud?? No way. Today we had to get creative. Now, we may be going on the Queen Mary 2 from New York. It arrives in Southampton. It is a 6 day trip to UK and the dogs are allowed on the "pet deck". We are allowed visitation for about 6 hours through out the day and they are also walked by a kennel master. It is still not ideal, but it is much better than trapping a dog in cargo for a ten hour or more flight. The problem with this is that we have to drive from Arkansas to New York (19 hours approx) then find a vet that can do a tick and worm test which is another requirement that can only be done 48 hours to departure. Now that you all have had your vet lesson for the day....and how does this relate to sclero? Because my dogs are definitely therapy dogs. They've been my salvation.

Thanks everyone for the best wishes. It's so stressful. Today I sold my car and it's becoming very real.

xoxo

Tangelo

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Hi Jen~

 

Wow that is exciting news. I'm excited for you and your family. And to think that I was worrying about moving to N.C. from Ca. What a great adventure your in store for. I wish you all the best in your move. I'm sure your babies will do just fine just as long as they have their mommy close by.


Take care and stay warm,

 

Michelle

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Hi Jen ,

 

First, congratulations on the upcoming job for your dear husband and glad you are eager about the move.

 

As for the dogs, my dear husband was offered a job 20 years ago in England and I wouldn't move over there because our dog and cats would have had to be quarantined in cages for 6 months. No way would I do that to my pets. Glad to hear the rules have changed.

 

As for flying with pets, we took 2 cats and a dog from Pa to Ca. They had to be below in cargo and it was April. Anyways, we gave them the sedative in Pittsburgh expecting the 4 1/2 hr flight to LA. Well.....lets just say it was a day!! It took us 12 hrs from Pittsburgh to LA that day because it was the first day of the Rodney King riots. When we finally got to LA 3 hrs late, the plane flew right over it and we had to go to San Franscico because they were shooting at aircraft coming into LA and we had to wait till the winds shifted at night so we could fly in over the ocean. We were so close to the ground that you could see all the fires burning. When we got to SF....I was schizo and demanded to see my pets....they had already been 8 hrs below. All in all, we finally got to our new home and the pets did survive and were not as traumatized as *Mom* was. Fortunately, pets do not dwell on past experiences like people do.

 

Take care, Everyone.

Margaret

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Wow, best wishes on your move! I hope that you find that the change makes you feel so much better! I found that moving sent me into a slight remission...it took a while, but my body caught up. Please keep in touch with us!


*WestCoast*

 

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Tang, I'm glad you're glad about your upcoming move. I wish you the very best as you settle there.

BTW... so sorry to be replying so long after you posted your thread... I was on vacation and this is my first day back to my 'puter :rolleyes: !

 

Lovin' Hugs,

Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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