Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Cats are now in Belgium

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our cats, Pi and Finnigan. They started their quest to be reunited with us on Thursday around 7am when my parents brought them to the cargo area. Where they boarded a flight to Newark from Raleigh. The Flight was delayed almost 1 hr. but arrived in Newark with almost 6 hrs until they were scheduled to depart for Brussels. There they waited at the kennel for the flight, which was delayed due to Cargo. Hmmm, wonder who that could have been?

(Pi Behind a Curtain)

Pi and Finnigan touched down in Brussels around 8 am our time (GMT +1) Friday. Jane and I had rented a car and where at the cargo area of the airport by 8 am. This being Europe we had to do some paper work. It seems the Vet was busy and then he had to go on lunch. In the mean time we had to run all over the airport and get this paper stamped and pay this fee. Then wait in this line to get yet another stamp. When everything was said and done we left with the cats around 2 pm!

(Finnigan on a Sweater)


Melissa said...

Oh! I was wondering if you took them or not. I've heard horror stories about taking animals overseas, with one month quarantines & such. Did you have to do any of this? A while ago I decided that my cats were more important than overseas postdocs, so I didn't consider applying to any of them.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you have been reunited with your family. I'm sure they missed you. Love, Nana.

deedee said...

Higgins and Magnum say hi from d.c. Tell finny that higgins is far, far away.

Mom T. said...

Just want you to know that we miss our little ones. Of course, we don't miss the early morning wake-ups, but I really did love have Finny on my lap at night.
Give them a snuggle for us.
Oh, we love you too, but you're too big to sit on our laps.

Heather said...

SOooooooooo cute..! They look very settled there already...! I bet that they can't wait to explore your new house - it must almost be moving day now..! Enjoy, good luck and I look forward to seeing more pictures (and visiting!!) very soon..! Love, Heather xoxo