And then they say life is like a bowl of cherries...
When the owner of one of our progenies, Orchidee Blanche,
Ms. Hanny del Borgo of Canada decided to buy another one of our female puppies
it was decided that Tiare Blanche will be the one. As two of her brothers
from the same litter, Toutou Blanc and Theodore Blanc, were supposed to travel
to Mr. & Mrs. Johnson of USA at the same time, we agreed that they will
travel together to Toronto, Canada in view of the long 9 hour flight. There
the boys will have some rest and continue from there to their new home in
the United States. A large comfortable crate was purchased for the 3 pups
and the trip should have been without any stress for the little travellers.
The departure from Prague was as expected without any problems.
Well, a little bitty tear fell here and there you will surely understand,
but at that time we didn´t suspect that the date- the 14th of August 2003
was quite obviously suggested to us by the devil if not by Lucifer himself!
Nobody could have imagined how dramatic their arrival in their new homeland
On that particular day and at that time the electric power
just went out not only in the USA but also in Canada, leaving some 50 million
people without electricity, as darkness was soon to approach. And with that
power failure all computers and other electrically operated devices just went
out of commission. Even cell phones didn?t function properly.
And as people were primarily afraid of further terrorist
attacks life was at a standstill even at the airport. This whole affair put
our little travelers into danger and their fate wasn?t all that certain; who,
how and when can liberate them from their crate? Those were very stressful
moments for all of us, in Prague as in Toronto, believe me! And now we are
all grateful to their Angel Guardians that their aircraft touched down about
12 minutes before the power collapse, as later aircrafts were diverted into
other provinces of Canada, where electricity was still working and passengers
were stranded there for a couple of days. Had their aircraft been diverted
as well ? that would have been sheer horror for all of us.
Luckily, human solidarity and understanding knows no bounds
and so it was that a kind older customs officer, with a heart of gold and
a love for dogs sent away the other men without understanding, when he saw
the frustrated and unhappy new owners of the puppies who had been waiting
for hours to get their little darlings out of their prison, in which they
were now for 17 hours. With pen in hand and by candlelight he did all the
paperwork that was necessary and soon the little angels were wheeled out of
the Cargo shed into the dimming light of the Canadian sunset for their new
owners to see for the first time.
They were showered with love and great joy and soon the
little travellers were able to rejoice of their new homeland, whose charm
they could only appreciate in the daylight of the following day.
My dear little ones let this good fortune
never leave you
for as long as you live!
Your loving breeder in Prague.