when people heard we would be taking the pups
on our overseas journey
many thought we were
sometimes i thought we were crazy!
then the big day arrived
and of course
so did the hiccups
kinks, bumps in the road, call them what you want
but they came too
even riding with us
in the cabin
from dallas to baltimore
and i must say
thank you to american
they went above and beyond.
baltimore was a little more hectic than dallas
mainly because there is one area
for the military flight from baltimore
to ramstein germany
which meant one entire plane
with a lot of luggage
gathered in one area
the dogs did great
even a chief
stopped to comment at how well behaved the pups were
back to the point of the story
but in the end a blessing
we were delayed
and as i set up camp at the airport
yes, i've shown this picture a hundred times
but i can't help it
i adore it
we met louie, the captain, and chase
the captain and chase are louie's parents
i admit i stole this picture from louie's mom's facebook page
but it captures louie perfectly!
meet the captain
just going to put a disclaimer,
i stole all the pictures of louie the captain and chase from
there is something about dog people
we just gravitate towards each other
i am glad we did
ever since the hiccup in germany
we've become friends
we are hoping louie, maik, and admiral become friends as well!
chase and the captain
some of the best people i know.
they have never hesitated to help
kenneth and i
during this journey we call pcsing
in fact she shared some of the houses she found with us!
that's how we found our future *keep your fingers crossed* home
people thought we were crazy
for taking the pups with us
i wouldn't change it for the world
traveling can be chaotic
there is something refreshing
about coming off the plane
and seeing a wagging tail waiting for you
i figure if they can handle it being in a crate
underneath an airplane for 10 plus hours
how bad do i really have it?
traveling with the pups
became a conversation starter
we talked to people
we would have never talked to
we made friends
i am so glad we did
would i travel with the pups again?
so on this thankful thursday
i am not only thankful for my four-paw children
but for the captain, chase, and louie.