We arrived late Thursday night, made our way through Immigration (luckily we were at the front of the queue), collected bags and pets from the carousel with little difficulty, and after a half hour journey to the house we could finally relax a little!
My concerns over the import permit were unfounded, no one even asked to see it; it had already been used for ‘pre-clearance’, without any French signature on it at all. It all worked just as the Zambian Vet Liza had said, including the suggestion to try KLM instead of the other airline, as pets can travel as ‘checked baggage’ and avoid costing 3,000 euros to ship over here. What was I so worried about??!
The house is homier than expected, and the garden is gorgeous. The cat is driving everyone (OK, just me) insane already, misbehaving as only Ninja does. Jasmine, the dog is in her element, only missing a tennis ball or football to obsess over (as seen in the photo- that’s her ‘bored’ look). We can sort that one out for her tomorrow.
The temperature has been perfect today: a comfortable 26 C I would say. Not bad for winter…
We all hope the pool will be usable tomorrow – I have a test kit to use on it in the morning. Let’s see if I can work out how to read it! Fingers and toes firmly crossed.