|My baby girls|
After all the papework, everything else fell into place and all I had to worry about was getting on that plane.
From the time I got to the airport at NAIA Terminal 1 in Manila until I arrived at JFK here in NYC, it was relatively painless and surprisingly effortless for me. No questions asked after I presented all my documents. It also helped that I came in very prepared when it came to my cats. I had to pick out the right carrier, have it modified, get the cats their important shots and health certificate. Im glad I took the time to research and get everything ready before my big flight. I was a nervous wreck and a mess from several sleepless nights worrying over whether the cat carrier is airline approved, or if its huge enough to accommodate both cats. I was also worried sick after I read countless stories of animals escaping in other airports or worse freezing to death in the cargo.
I was really lucky I didnt have to experience any of that. My husband also made it a point to get me a very good seat on the plane, by the window with extra leg room (despite my protests that I didnt want him to spend a great deal of money on that). Man, after that ride, I had to thank him profusely for thinking ahead. My plane ride experience was so comfortable. As a bonus also, there were no other passengers seated next to me so I got to enjoy a very wide seat aside from the extra leg room I was already having.
I will write more about the visa process and cat preparation next time but right now all I can say is, Im very very happy to be home. Its going to be an exciting chapter for me, my cats and my wonderful husband.
here are some photos of the first few things that got me excited=)
|first squirrel sighting|
|Dapper enjoying the bed|
|thumper basking in the sun|
|cats at the balcony|
And of course the welcome dinner for me:
|steak, baked potatoes, mushroom and corn on a cob|
|Green Bean Casserole|
|sweet potato souffle|
|Homemade pumpkin pie|
I think I need to do double time on my running now. It'll be hard not to get fat. The food is seriously very good! =)