06 August 2012

{06aug2012: Free at last!}

Ok ok, I skipped the last few days of Darwin's quarantine. We did go every day we could, except once, on the 4th of July we had house hunting appointments and all the appointments happened during visiting hours. I can tell you that the remaining days were more of the same, show up at 4, let Darwin out to a run shortly after for 15 minutes, go back to her room and cool off in the a/c, petting and massaging, then another trip outside around 545 (technically you are only allowed one outside time in the run, but if it was slow they were nice enough to let us go out - which was most days - so Darwin could get one more potty break before we left).
Fast forward to Friday July 6. Release date.
Release time at quarantine is between 10am-12pm and our pet movers handled all of that. They told us they'd come by our house around 11 with Darwin. So at 1030 we left work and headed to our place. As we  got off the bus and were walking to the house we saw a van parked out in front and Darwin being walked around! (sorry, no pictures, they were early and I wasn't ready for them.)
After handing over their payment and getting all of her things (paperwork, bedding) we took her up to our temporary room to get her situated.
checking out the bathroom and kitchen...

getting comfy... 

really making herself at home...

We headed back to work once we saw she would be okay. And now that she's out our real adventures begin.


  1. Once again, all is well in Darwin's World!


  2. Hi B: this is really good. Darwin's free. Do you have more room now versus what you had in Seattle? It looks like Darwin is able to finally relax (stretched out on the bed :)) - it'll be fine B, one step at a time. Darwin will be a bit of a novelty due to her size. I am too because I'm on wheels, but we all adapt.

  3. You should have asked me to go on your behalf to visit Darwin at the quarantine station. Oh well. Glad all is ok. :)


  4. So glad she is home!

    Stop on by for a visit

  5. You are certainly turning into an international dane. I am so glad your trip went OK and that you are finally out of quarantine. I can't wait to hear about your new adventures in a new land.


    Maxine and Rocco

  6. Yea! Thank goodness you were released from jail
    Benny & Lily

  7. YEA!!!! As we say here in Kansas, there's no place like home!!!
    Play bows,

  8. Well Darwin looks like she is settled in on that last picture. Glad she is home. Let the games begin.

  9. Yeah! Freedom! I'm so happy you arrived safely and you didn't have to stay in that tiny room any longer. I am surprised at how narrow your crate was. My leggies would have went to sleep. I like to stretch waaaay out ;)

    Darwin that's a very good spot you have chosen for yourself. The bed is one of my favorites too.

    Let the adventures begin. Can't wait to see how you like your new home.


  10. I can't wait to see how she's enjoying your new home!

  11. HURRRRAAAAAAAAHHHHHHhhhhhhhh......well done Darwin...now get those diagonals going on that comfy big bed...good girl!