Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Luck, prayers and positive thoughts.....

Quite frankly, I need all three.
Long story short......
Remember this information I gave you several weeks ago:


"Northwest personnel will determine if temperatures are within acceptable limits at time of check in. If your pet cannot be accommodated due to temperature limitations, Northwest personnel will work with you to arrange alternate dates for your pet to travel. Please remember, if Northwest determines that temperatures are unsuitable for transporting your pet, it is for the safety and health of your pet.

Temperature guidelines are based on the actual or forecasted temperature upon departure or arrival for each airport location on the itinerary. The temperature guidelines shown in the table below will apply to all accompanied pets traveling with your luggage. 85F / 29C Maximum for all pets."


Well........Our travel date is Thursday, April 24....
They just updated the DFW forecast for Thursday, April 24....
HIGH 86°
LOW 68°

I think I am going to be sick.

So, the 3 of us are now accepting any and all gifts of LUCK, PRAYERS and POSITIVE THOUGHTS that the temperature in Dallas Texas does not rise above 85F prior to our 3:05pm departure.



Would be nice if that was the only stress tonight....

Because I am me, I call the airlines an hour ago to confirm everything for Thursday....just to make sure I have EVERYTHING taken care of prior to our arrival at DFW the day after tomorrow. I confirm my forms, my check in process and my kennels...all based on the information provided on the airlines´ website. Albert´s new kennel is perfect. I RE-STATE what the airline personnel told me last month regarding Emmitt´s. I asked her about his kennel as it is only ventilated on three sides....because the web only referred to the rule that DOGS must have ventilation on all four sides. I asked if I needed to buy a new one and she said "NO, that rule only applies to dogs. Cats are fine with just the three sides." So I saved the extra $85 and did not buy Emmitt a new one. Good thing I called to confirm because the woman today said that rule only applies if you are flying domestic. Even cats need 4 sides ventilated on international flights.
So I loaded up Albert in the car, and headed to Petco.... and $85 later:

yes, you are correct...that is Albert sitting next to Emmitt´s brand new, ventilated on all 4 sides, $85 kennel!

So here the 3 of us are tonight....totally unaware of how bad the Mavs are losing while Albert is guarding the kennels, I am alternating between tears and nausea and Emmitt...well, Emmitt is Emmitt...no matter how much stress is going on around him! Life just keeps on going on, as usual. Oh, to be a cat......


-------------og nu....på dansk---------------
Heldig, bøner og god tænker..... jeg har brug for alle tre.
Husker informationen fra NWA/KLM om kæledyr flyver og temperaturen?
Kæledyr kan ikke flyve hvis temperaturen er mere end 85F.....

Se den nyt vejrudsigt i Dallas i torsdag, d. 24 april:
HØJ--86F, LAV 68F
Jeg tror jeg får syg............

Nu den tre af os har brug for HELDIG, BØNER OG GOD TÆNKER så det er ikke mere end 85F på torsdag. Men denne er ikke den kun stress i aften.....

Jeg ringede NWA/KLM i aften at bekræfte alting for torsdag....min papire, stedet hvor jeg bringer Albert og Emmitt og informationen om vores "kennels". Sidste måned en kvinde fra NWA/KLM fortalte mig det er nødt til Albert´s "kennel" at have åben aftræker på alle fire siden men en kats "kennel" har brug for kun åben aftræker på tre siden....så jeg køber ikke en ny "kennel" for Emmitt fordi hans er O.K. og en ny "kennel" koster $85.00.

I aften kvinden fra NWA/KLM fortalte mig det er forkert fordi vores flugt er INTERNATIONAL! DAMMIT! Så Albert og jeg gik til "PETCO" og købte Emmitt en ny "kennel" med aftræker på alle fire siden..$85.00.

Min aften er ikke god...... jeg føler syg, jeg græder, jeg er vred i den dum kvinde hvem fortalte mig den forkert ting og jeg er MEGET BEKRYMET om torsdags vejr.....
Men Albert er fin. Sidder ved siden af Emmitts ny kennel og Emmitt er i badeværelset, drikker fra vasken! Dyr er heldig de får ikke stress!!

8 comments:

journeyinfinite said...

My thoughts are with you and the sweeties and that it rains and a cold front comes in and that it is definitely below 86 on Thurs. And the boys have a safe, comfy trip!!!

urbnchic said...

yes, pray for rain tomorrow and that should cool it off! Lola is keeping her paws crossed for her furry friends.

Nichole said...

I'm doing my cold front dance!

Rachel said...

All 3 of you need to follow Nichole's lead and get in a circle and do the rain/cold front dance! I'm sure Albert would leave his guard duty of the kennels for this important dance.

I'll pray for a cold blast of air to keep the temps < 86!

p.s. Albert & Emmitt are so photogenic!

Mom said...

Of course your mother always prays when you travel for your safety...but I guess I can add the weather forecast to my request. Mike & I went by the apartment to say goodbye to the "boys" today after work. Emmitt was precious - he usually never gives me a second look as I am NOT A CAT LOVER and he knows it...but today it was as if he knew he was leaving - he snuggled up to me and let me hold him and pet him - that is a first! I think I will miss him when he moves to DK -of course I'll miss Albert -he's adorable.

HOLMES said...

I'll miss Albert and Emmitt!! I have faith that the weather will cool off and everyone will arrive safely in Denmark, ventilated on all four sides!

Emmitt only recently started speaking to me but he has always loved Phillip... and I adore Albert and his luxurious fur.

¡Buen viaje!

nettielouise said...

Deep breath....positive thinking...just keep telling yourself "things are going to go great tomorrow" till you believe it!

Kelli & Mads said...

My raindance worked !!! It is raining ... in Denmark! I hope that it works in Dallas too, so it will cool down and Kelli and the boys will be able to leave. I know that you will feel emty inside today Kelli. It must feel weird, but know that I am right here for you and the boys and I will try and do my part to make this as smooth as possible ...