Life has settled and the minimal gripes and struggles of our overseas move are long behind us. We checked off our settling list: apartment… check, job… check, some friends… check! However, one, or should I say two things were still missing. Gouda and Bella, our four-legged, furry, full of love girls. We moved leaving open the possibility of shipping them out to Australia, but reality set in quickly. A long trip for the pups, a month-long quarantine, and the thousands of dollars it would have taken didn’t seem to add up to much logical sense… especially with the thought of turning around in a year and a half to send them back state-side.
But with our lives in order here, we noticed the furry friend void more than ever and we started entertaining the idea of having Bella, the smaller (and easier) of the two dogs sent over the Pacific or possibly adding to our doggie troop by getting a dog here. The latter of the two ideas won. Presenting Roo (aka Rooster) Guintu:
Roo is a 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who was a breeding dog in her former life. The breeder had to give her up when she became infertile and we happily became her adoptive parents. She has added so much love and laughter to our lives. I can’t wait for her to meet her sisters back home some day!
She really has helped complete our lives here. I can say with all confidence that life is good. Life is complete… for now.