It’s been a hectic year but I’m back.
We recently visited the beautiful island of Curaçao for a bit of a disconnect. It was a fabulous place to flop and you can read more about our trip in a post I’ll have done shortly. One thing we noticed, as in Puerto Rico, was the abundance of stray dogs. At first glance, these did not appear as neglected and abused as in Puerto Rico which was a terrible place for dogs; there is hope however.
A day or two after we arrived, we notice a tiny dog slinking around our place. She was gun-shy and skinny but had a bright eye and wanted to play. Two other women at the place noticed her as well. Little did I know that Josée was talking to both of them as well as a local animal rescue and shelter, CARF Curaçao. A little later in our holiday, I bumped into one of the ladies, from Croatia, who exclaimed “Oh you’re the Canadian who is rescuing this dog!!” Scheming Josée had worked some magic behind the scenes, setting the wheels in motion for the grand affair.
I’ll have a movie up soon with the whole story but basically within another couple days, we captured the dog, took her to the shelter, had all her medical requirements met and arranged the paperwork to get her on the plane to her new home in Canada. Westjet was great and waived all the transport fees so on our last day, we collected the dog at the airport, watched as she was loaded on board and then eventually welcomed her to our home in Comox. We named her Haven – as in ‘safe haven’. Hopefully she will have a long, fun, safe life with us on the farm.