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Karlin
26th November 2007, 08:55 PM
This is to announce a new member of my household: Lucy! :)

She flew back with me from the US and has her own passport now to the Flying Paws Club on Virgin Atlantic. :lol:

My father has had a year in which he has had surgery and been unstable on his feet. So Lucy has come over to stay with me for a while as it has been difficult for him to have a small dog underfoot. We got her a real pet passport (to travel internationally without quarantine) so that she could travel with mom if they wanted, and after dad's surgery we thought if needs be she could come over to stay for a while as we weren't sure how he would do. She's flown before and loves her crate and is very relaxed, so I knew she'd mostly sleep on the journey over, which was a smooth trip. We arrived in Heathrow and she was processed through very quickly. She has been settling in well here and to my surprise is totally indifferent to my cats! The boys love her; Lily had to make her usual 'statements' for about half a day, but they are all fine and sleeping in a pile on the bed now, leaving me about a foot-wide sliver. :rolleyes:

I highly recommend Virgin for anyone travelling with a dog or cat -- she had her own assistant assigned to her from the moment she arrived at Virgin Cargo til they closed the cargo door and she was met by another at the plane on arrival, and whisked off to be fed, watered and let play at the Animal Reception Centre.

She had a lot more care and attention than the human passengers!

Leo and Lucy:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2396/2066907972_9257fc9f75_m.jpg

Lucy:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/2066907856_6acf1a49f9_m.jpg

ourempire
26th November 2007, 08:59 PM
Welcome Lucy! You couldn't get a better home :)

Chelle & Rex
26th November 2007, 09:11 PM
Oh she's lovely and Leo is looking cute as ever :D

frecklesmom
26th November 2007, 09:16 PM
The more the merrier.....:razz:. she looks so sweet with those wonderful eyes. Hope your Dad gets better soon but, in the meanwhile, Lucy has the perfect vacation home.

Charleen
26th November 2007, 09:52 PM
Lucy is so cute. :luv: I am glad she had a good trip and she is fitting in well at your place.

Karlin
26th November 2007, 09:58 PM
Some folks are already friends. :lol:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2143/2067101902_681f61f484.jpg

misty
26th November 2007, 10:02 PM
awwwww :) :). She's lovely, Karlin and I'm pleased she had a good journey.

brid kenny
26th November 2007, 10:08 PM
Oh Karlin that's great news. Glad they are all getting on well.

Lynn
26th November 2007, 10:28 PM
She's so beautiful and looks like she must be a real sweetie. I am sure that she will be loving every minute she has with you and your whole crew. What a lucky one Lucy is to be able to travel the world!

Hope your dad gets back on his feet soon.

Karlin
26th November 2007, 10:42 PM
Thanks all. I have already had the suggestion to rename Jaspar 'Laspar' so they are all 'L' names....:rotfl:

Jen
26th November 2007, 10:57 PM
Great to see pics of her in her new home, and to hear that you all made it back safe and sound. Jaspar looks so comfy with her, I'm sure he's so happy to finally "match" with someone else in the house besides Quincy! :-p
Speaking of which, has Quincy smothered her yet??

Elaine 2
26th November 2007, 11:15 PM
Welcome Lucy, she's lovely I'm glad she enjoyed her travels

pinkpuppy
26th November 2007, 11:16 PM
Guess she will be giving you those big brown eyed looks longing for treats by her crate! Better yet snuggling quietly along your side. Lucy is such a doll!:luv:

Karlin
26th November 2007, 11:18 PM
I'm sure he's so happy to finally "match" with someone else in the house besides Quincy!

:rotfl:

Quincy was already eyeing her up hopefully this morning, and went to sniff her nose but that was all he dared try. You could see he was dying to try to bump heads! :lol:

Jen
26th November 2007, 11:21 PM
:rotfl:

Quincy was already eyeing her up hopefully this morning, and went to sniff her nose but that was all he dared try. You could see he was dying to try to bump heads! :lol:

:rotfl:I love it! He's so funny!!

Cleo's Person
26th November 2007, 11:27 PM
Karlin, I hope your Dad feels better soon. How wonderful Lucy was able to come home with you! Delighted to hear she has settled in so very well. The photo of herself and Jaspar is gorgeous!

jld
26th November 2007, 11:38 PM
Lucy knows she is loved and must feel so comfortable in her new home. She is so lucky to have you and "vacation" with you and your lovely cavs. Hope your dad is much better very soon. I am sure they miss their little girl, but feel so blessed she is with you. Judy and Dixie PS Just wondering, how old is Lucy?

Karlin
26th November 2007, 11:49 PM
She's 8. :)

Maxwell&me
26th November 2007, 11:49 PM
What a cutie pie she is ....I hope your Dad is feeling better!

Cathy T
27th November 2007, 02:37 AM
Awww...welcome home Lucy!!! You now officially have a "housefull!!" Karlin. Lucy is adorable and couldn't be in a better home. How nice that your folks will be able to keep informed about how she's doing. A great solution for all of you.

Ste
27th November 2007, 10:47 AM
I hope she's enjoying the Irish weather, it's just as well you got that quad lead:dogwlk:

Karlin
27th November 2007, 12:04 PM
Well Quincy couldn't resist -- Lucy got her official welcome from him last night when he insisted on rubbing against her and even tried to curl up with her which elicited a few quiet warning growls. Quincy: official fan of and pest to cavaliers.

Harvey's Mum
27th November 2007, 12:30 PM
She is beautiful Karlin, I don't know who's the luckiest, you for having Lucy to stay, your parents for having such a caring daughter like you, or Lucy, with having you to look after her and your gang to play with. Guess you all are!!

Hope your Dad has a speedy recovery.

Anna (Mum of Harvey & Rudi)

Debby with a Y
27th November 2007, 01:30 PM
She is simply lovely and I'm glad for the tip to fly Virgin!

Praying for your dad's swift recovery. :xfngr:

sannie
27th November 2007, 02:27 PM
congrats on the new arrival! you sure have your hands full....enjoy

BostonGirl
27th November 2007, 05:54 PM
Congrats - what a lucky little girl she is :)

Gem
27th November 2007, 06:08 PM
She's beautiful. Hope your Dad feels better soon. :flwr:

Thelly
27th November 2007, 07:26 PM
I had the pleasure of meeting Lucy today and she is the cutest girl. A real doll. She'll have a ball in your home Karlin!