Caryl and Jean Michel stopped by this morning. After much catching up and lots of laughter, the conversation turned to the immediate task at hand…..buttoning up the cottage up for the winter.
They departed a few hours later and, with plans firmly in place for closing up the cottage, we got on to the business of moving back to California.
When we booked Felix on our flight to San Francisco, Air France advised us to check the animal import requirements of our destination…..we did and found that as long as Felix looked healthy, we would have no problem bringing him back to the US. But, when we called Air France today to verify Felix’s reservation, we were told that Air France requires a “healthy pet certificate.”
Swell. What to do? Ah ha! Contact Chateau Miaou for help and advice? We did and were given the name and phone number of a veterinarian in Carcassonne. Craig dialed the number and hopefully asked, “Parlais vous Anglais?” Yes! There were English speakers there! Craig explained what we needed and procured an appointment for Wednesday morning.
After that, we scheduled appointments with the utility company and the moving company…..on December 23rd, we’ll be in our new home in California with lights, hot water and furniture. Everything’s falling into place for our return to California…..we should be thrilled, shouldn’t we?
“All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.” ~ Amelia Barr