Saturday, December 16, 2006

December 15, 2006

These two guys, Scotty and Davy, are coming with us to Costa Rica. Getting them there is going to be one of our biggest problems. We have to cross 7 borders with them one way and every border crossing requires us to check them in and check them out to say nothing of paying various fees.

They each got an inspection and vaccinations from our vet (Ginette's brother, Pierre). Each dog got two papers; we took those four documents to the Montreal office of Agriculture, Animal Export Control where they stamped and signed the 4 papers (at a cost of 80 $ ! ). Now we are attempting to have these papers "authenticated" (read "pay for more stamping) by the consuls of the various countries involved. Even with these papers in hand we understand that each border crossing will require more stamping and paying.

When asked why we are taking these dogs on the trip, Michael and Ginette can only shake their heads. "They are going to love chasing chickens."

4 comments:

Uri R. said...
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Uri R. said...

Hey, I love your profile photo.
Welcome to Tiquicia.

Pura vida!

jim said...

Well I quess your on your way I envy the adventure before you the life in the tropics is incredible as ginette knows i lived in barbados for 10 years.

Christopher said...

What a trip ahead. I hope the dogs know how lucky they are. Can't you just put them under the seat on the plane?