Well, Hendrix and Janis finally found someone to bring Naicha as luggage to Canada! She flew on the 17th - I actually started a post that night, but then our piece of shit computer zapped me after 3 paragraphs...grrrr :fume: I didn't have the gumption to start over.
We got her export permit at the airport instead of the bureau in Taipei, as we didnt' have time earlier. Things were a bit hairy at the airport, to say the least. We were told where to go (a different building) for the export permit, but when we got there, no one could direct us to a door, there were no signs in English and no one spoke english who could help out. It was basically in one of the (dozens) of cargo bays, but which one, ..who knew?! Some security guards and 2 ladies from a different airline tried to help, but didn't get any answers for us. With about just over an hour left before our friend's flight, we gave us, she hadn't checked in yet. Hendrix gave it one more try at terminal two again, asking the office WHERE exactly we were supposed to go - and who could help us there. Luckily (a twist of fate I think), there was a guy from the office where we needed to go. He actually got in our car and took us back to the cargo bay where we had previously been. He then took us into a cargo bay, up a rusted flight of stairs to a messy and down trodden floor of offices, garbage and paper stewn about. Never would we have found this place - Unbelievable.
Initially the guy in terminal two had questioned (at 7:30 am) as to whether or not there was enough time to even get the paperwork done. This guy in the cargo office had the paperwork filled out in less than ten minutes, and sent us on our way back to Term 2, so we could check in. We had enough time to do that, pay the extra baggage fee of about 3400NT, and say bye to Naicha.
We are so happy for Naicha and have already heard from her new family in Canada. There's snow there, so I'm sure Naicha had some interesting surprises. They asure us she's doing well, and already being her loveable self. They promise to send pictures asap, and I'll post them when they do. We were really bummed when we thought Naicha wasn't going to make it on the plane on Tuesday. With a stroke of luck she did, and although we feel good about it, we miss her alot and are still wondering how we managed to give up such an incredible, perfect dog. I figure she's just too special to keep to ourselves. Her new home has no kids, 40-something owners who live in Port Perry, so she's lakeside in a cottage country type environment. Her new owners plan to open a bed and breakfast, and currently are able to bring Naicha to the office with them! How much better can that get?
Mixed emotions for us, but a great outcome for Naicha - who now hopefully has the best life that she certainly deserves.