Looking back, it is hard to believe we picked up and moved from Indiana to Colorado 9 1/2 years ago with our little girl Addie. At the time, Addie had a little white on her chest, but not the gray she has today. But she wears it well and with pride!
It is now time that we start the next phase of our life and Addie of course is coming with us! In January, we will be packing up and moving to Costa Rica.
We have been very apprehensive about the move with Addie. We have been considering it for over a year, but now the time has come. My concerns were of course for her health. Not only was she diagnosed with cancer – hemangiosarcoma 3 1/2 years ago, but she did just turn 14 in October. But she has been doing wonderfully. We spoke to both of her vets (I still laugh internally when I think about the fact that Addie has TWO vets!), and they both agreed that although it would be a little stressful for her, it would not be a problem. We made sure we did find an airline that had a direct flight from Denver and is known for being wonderful when it comes to flying our furry friends (Frontier Airlines). I have spoken to them no short of 4 times now regarding taking both dogs and they have always been great.
I was also concerned about having to give her all kinds of shots prior to leaving. But Costa Rica only mandates rabies vaccinations, so my worries were greatly alleviated. She had her rabies shot about a month ago. The last step is for her to have a heath certificate completed within 10 days of departure, which just means a general health exam and a form to be completed.
Addie has never seen the ocean and although it may seem “cheesy”, we can’t wait to take her to the beach and let her play in the Pacific 🙂