Saturday, June 18, 2011

The beagle has landed

From the desk of Kess' mama:

The long-awaited call came at midnight, "Kess has arrived. She's fine. We'll have her delivered to your home in an hour's time."

Finally, the beagle has landed. She survived the journey fairly well, with the exception of a little tantrum spell where she tore a rug we had put in her crate for her comfort.

The first thing we did when we were reunited was to take her for a walk. The pet relocation agent had let her out to stretch her legs and pee after she arrived at the airport but she needed a little reward for being such a good traveller. Here is a picture journal of her first 18 hours in Hong Kong:

Kess'first ride on the lift. She enjoyed checking out her reflection in the mirror.

Enjoying a liver treat (courtesy of Evie) after her journey

After checking out every nook and corner of our new home, Kess does what she usually does - groom herself. That's how we know she's totally settled down.

This morning, after breakfast, Kess checks out the Hong Kong city view from our balcony.

Kess' first experience with the muzzle, due to the cases of dog poisoining on Bowen Road...As expected she did not like it at all. In the end, we took it off because she was unable to pant in this nylon muzzle. In this balmy summer weather, we will have to look for another option. We've seen other dogs with a plastic muzzle with breathing holes. We'll have to look for that in the pet shops here. Meanwhile, we just have to be super vigilant during our walks.

Walking on Bowen Road trail, a lovely green oasis in the midst of tall Hong Kong skyscrapers.

A happy beagle after her walk!

Time for a snooze...

As Cesar Millan says, dogs really do live in the moment!


Amber-Mae said...

So glad to know she arrived safely! Looks like she's really settled well in her new home. I wonder if her eardrums are hurting after that flight. I've never been on a plane before but I heard for the hoomies, it will hurt & they will become temporarily deaf. Anyhoo, the basket or cage-type of muzzle will be better for her. Or you could always use a Gentle Leader or Halti on her. That way you will have VERY good control of her head & mouth. If she does pick up something on the ground, you can clamp her mouth close with the halti. That way it will prevent her from swallowing it. It would probably more comfortable for her than the muzzle.

Cinnamon and Mint said...

I am so glad to hear that Kess has reunited with her humans safely. Mint hates wearing anything on his muzzle. He just freezes when a Gentle Leader or Halti is put on it. I hate them too, but I am lucky as I am very good at pulling them off by my paws!


I can imagine your joy in having Kess home with you. It sure looks like she has view from really high up.


Molly the Airedale said...

What a view you've got from your balcony, Kess!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Agatha and Archie said...

Ww are so happy you are all together again PLEASE Kess DON"T EAT ANYTHING on your walk!!.. Archie is a nervous wreck now.. Love A+A

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I would SOOOOO spend the day on the balkhony with THAT view!

I'm glad she's made it and is settling in!


The Thundering Herd said...

Thank you for the kind words earlier this week. We really appreciate our blogging friends.

And that balcony might be the best snoozervising spot we have seen in a long time.

Sapphire said...

Kess! you have arrived safely! I'm just so happy for you and your humans!
what a view you have! hope you enjoy your new life in the city. we almost envy your 'adventure' ;)
hope you get a suitable muzzle- sniff safe!
loves from Sapphire and Sapphire Mom

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