expected to depart in 7 minutes... flightaware tp217-- OK... WE ARE ALL SET...I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SOMETHING BESIDES BLACK RUNNING AROUND MY FEET.
TEH REASON I CHOSE THIS KENNEL, IS I HAVE WATCHED "CLAUDIABOHEMIA" DOGS FOR YEARS AND THEY SEEM TO BREED CHAOS SHAPE DOGS.. BROAD IN THE BEAM TYPE..-- THEN I FOUND PETAIR WAS ACTIVE IN PRAGUE, AND IT BECAME EASIER.. WITHOUT PETAIR, I DON'T THINK I WOULD BE IMPORTING QUITE SO OFTEN...
I MUST WRITE THEM A LETTER... ON LETTERHEAD...TYPE...
starting with buying any animal is a crap shoot-- however....I FIND BUYING A DOG IN EUROPE-- ESPECIALLY GERMANY- IS ALOT EASIER AND BETTER THAN TRYING TO BUY ONE HERE---- COUPLE PROBLEMS-- SO MANY BREEDERRS HERE IN TRYING TO BE "LEGITIMATE" HAVE A BUYING CONTRACT-- TELLING YOU WHAT YOU MUST DO WITH THE DOG YOU HAVE JUST PAid for.-- some even try and dictate what food you will feed...-- you will not have complete registration papers- but a limited variety not allowing you to show or breed- or at least register anything you do breed with the AKC. the concept is to try and prohibit teh uninformed from breeding dogs-- there are too many--- however if there were better bred dogs in the usa i would try more rescues, but i do watch what dogs are available IN RESCUE and they are not the right shape for work... in my opinion... i use the basketball player vs football player concept to illustrate teh difference-- well the dogs from claudia bohemia kennels look like wrestler types..
we will see... as i say it is a crap shoot-- walter has HAD pups in teh same litter of all types-- so it can happen-- i will taKE OUR CHANCES WITH A PUP- WHERE THE RELATIVES ARE A BUNCH OF DOGS WHO LOOK LIKE TANKS. I WISH SHE LIVED IN GERMANY ONLY BECAUSE OF " GERMAN REGULATIONS" ABOUT FLYING OUT OF FRANKFURT. .
GOD BLESS THE GERMANS AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS.
SO HELP ME--- WHEN I WAS THERE, THE TRAINS RAN ON HOURS/MINUTES/SECONDS TIMING... AND THEY DID !!- TEH OTHER AMAZING THING WAS... I SAW LITTLE KIDS --7 -8 YEARS OLD-- WITH BACK PACKS GOING TO SCHOOL-- STANDING ON THE STATION PLATFORM---AND HOPPING ON THE TRAIN TO GO TO SCHOOL. WHICH REALLY WAS NOT MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE SCHOOL BUS ROUTINE HERE... I DON'T KNOW WHY IT WAS SUCH A SHOCK TO ME... BUT IT STILL IS.
IN THIS COUNTRY A SCHOOL BUS WILL WAIT WHILE SOME KID RUNS OUT THE FRONT DOOR WITH AN ARM IN ONE SLEEVE, A PIECE OF TOAST IN THEIR MOUTH, SHOES UNTIED AND DROPPING BOOKS AS TEHY RUN... I KNOW -- I HAVE SAT BEHIND SCHOOL BUSSES AND WATCHED TEH PERFORMANCE MANY MANY TIMES.. THE WORLD WILL WAIT FOR ME IS NOT SOMETHING THAT GETS YO TOO FAR IN REAL LIFE. ONE MINUTE LATE FOR A TRAIN IN GERMANY MEANS YOU WALK.
GET 'EM YOUNG AND TRAIN 'EM EARLY.
TODAY S FYI
THE ONLY FLY IN THE OINTMENT IS PAYPAL-- I AM ALMOST TO TH E POINT OF NEVER AGAIN-- THEY WITHDREW FROM MY BANK ACCOUNT ON 5/23 AND MARIKA DID NOT GET MONEY IN HER ACCOUNT TIL 5/30-- WHICH WAS EVEN ONE DAY AFTER THE FINE PRINT SAID SHE WOULD.... I HAD CHOSEN TEH "DRAW MONEY DIRECTLY FROM THE BANK" OPTION WHICH IN THE TINY GREY TONE PRINT SAID MONEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN 6 DAYS--- WHICH STILL WOULD BE OK BECAUSE SHE WOUDL GET THE MONEY BEFORE TURNING THE PUP OVER TO PET AIR... BUT SHE DID NOT-- SO ANOTEHR 2AM PANIC AND SENDING ANOTHER CREDIT CARD NUMBER SO SHE WOULD HAVE SOME MONEY BEFORE GIVING UP HTE PUP
.WITH THE 6 HOUR DIFFERENCE IN DEALING WITH THIS TRANSACTION PROBLEM, THE ONLY GOOD THING IS WHEN YOU CALL TEH 800 NUMBER AT 3AM THERE IS NOT A LONG WAIT FOR A PERSON TO ANSWER.
2 KENNELS AND 2 TRAVEL PAYMENTS WITH 2 BEING SCREWED UP-- THAT IS A 50% SCREWUP RECORD FOR PAYPAL.
PLUS NOT MUCH SLEEP FOR ME IN THE MEANTIME.
P.S. IF I WENT THRU A CREDIT CARD-- MONEY WENT IMMEDIATELY-- WITH HIGHER FEE... GOTTCHA
I HAVE HAD ALOT OF COMMENTS ABOUT OUR MULE "MO" FIRST OF ALL MO IS A GIRL SHE SPENT QUITE A TIME LYING DOWN LAST NIGHT-- IT WAS A LITTLE STRANGE, BUT... SHE WAS BREATHING AND FLICKING FLYS OFF HER EARS-- IF SHE WAS IN TERRIBLE PAIN SHE WOULD NOT DO FLY FLICKING... SO SHE WAS COMFORTABLE AND FINALLY DID STAND UP AND GO OUTSIDE.
WHICH BRINGS UP ....THIS MAY MAKE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT.... SHE WAS LYING RIGHT INSIDE THE DOOR-- A GOOD CHOICE IF SHE WAS TO EXPIRE... BECAUSE EVEN THO HER "SPIRIT" HAD LEFT, THERE WOULD BE 1800 POUNDS LEFT BEHIND-- DYING OUTSIDE IS AN EVEN BETTER CHOICE....BUT STILL WOULD INVOLVE A BIGGER TRACTOR THAN THE ONE WE OWN... JUST A FACT OF LIFE ON THE FARM,