- Supporter in '13
I hope we made the right decision since we can't contact you directly to ask, ilumiari. Mr. Capybara was able to get through to your contact here in Seattle. What would have happened was, a driver would pick up Sooty and Smudge and take them to a boarding location. Mr. Capybara asked what that would be like, and they said it was just a boarding area for animals. The pigs would have food, but we thought after the stress of such a long trip, boarding at a strange area possibly housing barking dogs and other animals making scary sounds might not be so good for them. So, we arranged for the pigs to be dropped off at our house. We have a separate room where we can quarantine them in a large Marchioro pet store cage away from our pigs. They will have kleenmama hay and pellets, fresh veggies and water.
WICharlie and lisam can vouch for us that we are not crazy people that are going to kidnap your piggies! When you get into town (early tomorrow am, I'm assuming?) you can contact us and we can either have you come here and get the pigs or we can meet you at your place and drop them off.
Whew! I hope this is ok and you don't mind. We're trying to do what's best for Sooty and Smudge. I've sent you the same info on e-mail.
- Supporter in '13
I was afraid they might be terrified or lethargic after their long journey, but they are neither. In fact, as soon as they got into the cage they started squealing and chasing each other! I think they were just happy to be in a bigger cage and wanted to figure out who was in charge in their new place. They both started eating hay. They've also let us reach in and pet them already. I'd say they're doing pretty well.
Well, it's time to go make some dinner after our little adventure. (Actually we didn't need to do much other than make the arrangements. Sooty and Smudge came to us!)
That's why I keep telling people to have second emergency contacts who are local to each airport of your connection. If all else fails they can do just what the Capybaras did and save the day. :) I had my cousin in Huston and Bryan waiting in Frankfurt. Plus my parents to call in the states for info.