After waking at 5am, feeding and walking Finny and the rest of the pack, we drove up to Heathrow so Fionnuala could fly to her new home. The trip to the airport took an hour by car, then Finny was able to walk around and play until the last minute before boarding. She had a seven hour flight which was the longest ever seven hours for me, then was offloaded and out through immigration and customs in record time. She was collected at the airport by her new family, and whizzed off home to be loved and adored, and where she is right now being very confident and enjoying being the centre of attention.
To say I and the rest of the family will miss her is an understatement...she along with all her siblings, have all gone to fabulous families, but a little bit of them will always remain in my heart. Sending pets on flights is not for the fainthearted here in the UK, it is a nightmare trying to find the correct info,and you spend so much of your time worrying in case something has been overlooked, and if the temperature is too high or low on the day, you run the risk of them not being able to travel....but, for Finny, she had a very pleasant and reasonably short journey as we took the decision to have her accompanied rather than using a courier company which meant much less time in a crate and unfamiliar surroundings.
So a quiet household here now in London, time for a little rest and some special times with Odo, Nelly and Mirabelle.