Our first week in the big city was anything but relaxing! We had a lot to do upon arrival, not the least of which was getting Mongo on a plane to his new home in San Diego. What on God’s green earth ever made us think this was going to be an easy task?
We failed. Mongo missed his flight on Saturday because the retarded agent told us the flight left at 1pm. Turns out it was 1am. He also forgot to tell us that there were 1000 steps we needed to take before getting him on the plane. Oh, and at the last minute we found out that none of it mattered anyway because the airport customs office was closed all weekend for Patriots day, a key detail also left out.
I was pissed, but Stevie was happy since we got to keep Mongo for a few more days.
That happiness faded on Monday when she returned to the airport alone. I had a doctors appointment for my ear and was not able to go, but we hired a driver to go and help out. We figured it was only going to take a couple hours. She spent over NINE hours at the airport trying to get him on the flight.
It was hell. She compared it to trying to cross all the borders in Central America in one day. Ouch. This just in… apparently flying a Peruvian street dog alone on a plane to the United States Of America isn’t a walk in the park.
I felt bad for the driver who signed up for what we thought was a 2 hour tour. This photo was taken in the customs office about 6 hours into the day. The look he is giving Stevie as he babysits Mongo says it all…
What the f#ck did you get me into Gringa?
We ended up giving the driver a hundred bucks and he was fine, but the day was a complete shit show. Eventually Stevie got all the legal paper work finished and said goodbye to Mongo. She was a champ. I love my girl.
One more time, a special thanks to the dozens of people who donated to pay for Mongo’s passage. Well played.
And so, one chapter closes and a new one opens. As someone recently said on Sprinter Life,
“It was so nice of Mongo to adopt Malia and Matt.”
Take good care of him guys. He’s a winner.
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