photos from this afternoon's play date with our niece Gabriella
I am relieved to announce that the dogs' health certificates were approved by the USDA this morning. Not knowing what to expect, I arrived as soon as the office opened armed with a stack of books and a fully charged cell phone, anticipating a long wait. Luckily these weren't necessary as the entire process took about 25 minutes. The hard part isn't over yet, but I feel like a lot of stress has been lifted from me by getting through this red tape.
There's no time to relax though. Tomorrow will be spent taking care of loose ends, packing the rest of our belongings, and saying good byes. Thursday we'll begin the hardest part of our journey home.