Arose bright and early this morning.
Fixed breakfast for the fam bam.
Did a little Face Book.
Got the boys off to school.
Then we got ready to go on the two hours drive to Frankfurt.
Yep out the door we went.
My Driver Ed. Oh I mean my hubby Ed.
Fog up ahead
GPS - now this technology we don't need in Guam but a must have in Germany.
We are in the fog. Not so bad.
I make sure that on long road trips I have something to do. I brought my crochet work.
We arrive at the Frankfust Cargo Center
Through a tunnel
Oh Me Oh My - a Continental Flight landing. It must contain the pugs. My heart goes thumpity thump thump
Despite the detailed directions from Continental/United airlines on the procedures to collect the Pugs - it was not an easy task.
We made so many wrong turns, went into so many dead ends, but the tenacity to just go with the flow paid off. I must say, anyone we stopped to ask for help - helped us.
The customer service is okay but this is what we had to do
At United we collected the documents
Then we had to find the veterinarian
We found customs who helped us on where to go which was to Lufthansa Cargo
We go to Lufthansa Cargo and collect paperwork and then go to the veternarian to clear their office
The vet wanted originals so we go back to Lufthansa to retrieve the originals and then go back to the vet
The staff at the vet office shuffled through the paperwork, filled out forms and then said
"You may sit outside and when I am ready for you I will bang on the wall"
So we waited outside and the moment I heard the bang on the wall I go back in and paid a fee and then back to Lufthansa
Lufthansa shuffled through their paperwork and gave us directions to Customs to clear their office
We walked to Customs they shuffled through the paperwork and send us back to Lufthansa
We walk back to Lufthansa - filled out more paperwork and the new guy being trained takes the fees we had to pay there and gives us the paperwork to take to the Animal Lounge where we could retrieve the puggies.
Ed and I were too consumed with all the steps we had to take to. And we got a little frustrated too because the directions from the airlines didn't exactly put us on the right track which resulted in needless run arounds. We just didn't take photos of that misery.
So now to the happy happy reunion.
'Awww look at the puggies.
Okay here is a calm photo.
Blog Buddies - my heart goes out to all of you who wished the puggies a safe trip to Germany. It was indeed a long wait, a long journey, and a long process just to get them out of cargo. It simply was worth it. They are with us now safely from their Guam family to their Guam family living in Germany.
Until next time I leave you this prelude to Shady taking over the next blog.
PUG HUGS TO ALL.