It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:22 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:33 pm 
Offline
Senior Bengal

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:59 am
Posts: 56
Location: Texas
Well, I've started the Foreign Service Selection process, so basically long enough to look good for the selection committee. I guess that would be a year. But really...I'm not here to torture myself.
Plus I just found a coworker's resume online and none of it coincides with what he's been telling us his work experience has been. He's completely off his rocker and I'm getting anxious about working with someone like that.

point is 1 day at a time.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:55 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 8150
I hope you're not going to have to deal with this person for an entire year! Start counting down the days .........


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:30 pm 
Offline
Senior Bengal

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:59 am
Posts: 56
Location: Texas
Leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again. (hopefully never)
I put in my walking papers, booked my airline ticket, and I'm taking Lola (the dog) and Dahab (former Bengal) to the vet tomorrow to get their certificates of good health and get their endorsement from the Vet Directorate here in Erbil, Iraq.

Bye-bye Iraq! Hello US! and then in 2 more months, hello Shanghai!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:50 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 8150
You are quite the world traveler and your babies will be as well. Travel safely!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:05 am 
Offline
Senior Bengal

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:59 am
Posts: 56
Location: Texas
Update: According to Chinese customs regulations, they only allow in 1 pet per passport. As I have a dog and cat, this was not a feasible option. (And there were only 3 airlines where I could bring my cat on as excess baggage.)
So, I've opted instead to start grad school in Australia (so I could start in July).
My dog and cat are currently being watched by a friend from high school who has 3 dogs, 4 cats and 2 foster kittens. (which really makes me happy because then my Lola and Dahab will get socialized!) I've already done their rabies titers tests. Now we wait until October to apply for their import permit.
I've been having ghost impressions of Lola and Dahab sleeping with me in be. :(
October can't get here soon enough!!!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:09 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 8150
Love that you came back and updated us! Australia -- quite a long ways away! But at least happy you can have both of your babies with you. October is just two months away at this point. Time will fly! Good luck.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:14 am 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:08 am
Posts: 1723
Location: Melbourne, Australia
ooh, where in Australia are you going to settle?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:20 am 
Offline
Senior Bengal

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:59 am
Posts: 56
Location: Texas
Amaroo, near Canberra.
I'm getting my Master's in International Relations at ANU. I started classes and jumped into working straight away so that I can to get my lovies over here. (I even tried calling a no-kill pet shelter before I left and I was such a disastrous mess that I decided that I'd rather have them with me and be in huge, massive debt than to be without them.)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:47 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 8150
Aww, you don't want to lose your babies!!! It's not their fault you decided to move to Australia. They have been world travelers with you. So happy you've decided to allow them to join you. Good luck with your studies.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:32 am 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:08 am
Posts: 1723
Location: Melbourne, Australia
lolandahab wrote:
Amaroo, near Canberra.


Oh lovely.
You'll love having them with you, I think it's so worth it.
Friends of mine just moved to Singapore from here and she took her cat & dog with her. I'd do the same if I had to.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:55 pm 
Offline
Senior Bengal

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:59 am
Posts: 56
Location: Texas
Thank you everyone for being so nice to me.
Really! Everyone here is SOOOOOOOOOO nice. I feel like I'm in the twilight zone.
I applied for Lola and Dahab's import permit last week. We just have to pay for it and reserve their space in quarantine. 2 more visits to the vet and then I'll get to see them again!!!!!!
I've been missing them so much!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:59 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 8150
Really appreciate all the updates!!!! Sounds like you will be reunited soon with your babies. Hope all is going well and you're loving your new country and home.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:42 pm 
Offline
Senior Bengal

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:59 am
Posts: 56
Location: Texas
Well here's a fun update: The vet in the US has found a lump in my cat's abdomen. This was the text I woke up to on Friday morning. Then his neutrophil count is drastically high and his liver is shutting down. That was the text I woke up to Saturday. NOW, he's getting a feeding tube put in and an IV.
If I were with him, I would be able to take care of him. I feel so miserable about the whole situation.
I had to tell the pet-sitter to try and let's see if he'll improve with the feeding tube but I don't want him to suffer needlessly.
He's only 8 years old. It's not even fair that I'm in Amaroo and he's in Houston.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:00 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:03 pm
Posts: 1048
Oh I'm so sorry he's gotten sick. I hope they can get him well :sad:

_________________
Dallas, TX USA
Diesel - snow Bengal born 09/01/2013 adopted Feb 2014
Tuck, Chloe, Buddy, Lewis & Tia - rescue kitties
Clyde, Bleu & Coal - Great Danes


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:33 pm 
Offline
Asian Leopard Cat

Joined: Thu May 23, 2013 2:21 pm
Posts: 8150
Oh, this is so very sad. I am so, so sorry to hear this. I know you feel helpless. You want to be there with him. It is not uncommon for illnesses to pop up when an owner leaves and the cats feels that loneliness and abandonment. Even if he improves with the feeding tube, it will be difficult for him to fly where you are -- that's a very long trek for him as he would still require attention. I know this is not what you need at this point when you are just starting your life in a new country. Hugs and Prayers go out to you. Hope he improves. I am so very sorry.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by meemonkey