We are home!
Dogs and humans arrived back in the UK safely from Cyprus last Sunday night. We collected Macy & Bella from Gatwick the following morning and although the first 20 minutes – with Bella clearly very frightened – was a little traumatic for us, everything that has followed has made their few hours of air travel worthwhile.
This week, they have experienced many miles of running off the lead in the English countryside, through farms (Jim’s family’s) and across beaches (West Wittering) topped off with a warmth and friendliness from strangers that they have never really experienced. Sitting outside shops or on park benches, old ladies and children have approached them to chat and stroke their heads – a world away from the attitude of locals in Cyprus.
They also got to meet the other two family dogs who are both Border Terriers and by some miracle we actually managed to restrain them all for a photograph together with my niece and nephew.
Tomorrow they start another voyage – this time by car. Over two and a half days they will travel 12 hours up to the Scottish Highlands. This time I have no concerns about their welfare for the journey, both dogs love the car and Macy has actually been climbing into the boot this week for an afternoon doze, so I am confident they’ll get along fine. I’ll fly up and join everyone in the new house next Friday and the blog will be getting a mini overhaul and a new name….