Friday, 6 June 2014

Well that was difficult...

Hans just left for the airport, it's ridiculously sad. I managed to hold back the tears until the taxi drove away, got that weird feeling you get when you try not to cry - like you have been punched in the throat. I know it's only a couple of months until I see him again, and this will all be worthwhile, but man... this isn't fun. It's all the little things now;  the half-finished drink Hans has left on the side in the kitchen; I can still smell his aftershave, and oh of course there's a pair of scrunched-up socks on the floor. Normally that's not nice but today it's the saddest ball of socks ever. Jesus. Pull it together Becky! Hans was sad too, and it's hard to see him like that. Miss him so much already. Thank you Hans for doing this, I know it's been a very hard decision and a tough time for you, I'm looking forward to the life we'll build together in Norway.

Hans waiting for the taxi at 6.30 this morning. Bye angel, see you soon x
We also waved goodbye to the car yesterday - my first one since passing my test!
This has been a pretty draining week. It just happens that so many things need to be done at once; trying to sort the bunnies, packing, selling the car, recycling, charity shop trips, closing down accounts and putting others in my name, Hans going... I've been off work to knuckle down and get this all done, we've been working long into the night for the last 5 nights, going to bed on average at  3am and getting up at 7am. Last night we pulled an all-nighter to get things ready for Hans' departure. So very tired, I shall now go to bed for 4 hours or so - get up at 11 and get the packing inventory sent to the shippers.

Just had to post this, to take my mind of the sadness really. Will be back with more updates soon.

I'm really sad :(

Monday, 2 June 2014

No joy so far... and possible re-homing

So, we are still trying hard and doing what we can, but it's looking highly unlikely that we can't take our bunnies along to Norway. It's been a very stressful and upsetting week. Lots of tears.

We've been given the run-around really with Mattilsynet, sent from pillar to post and not being given the right information. I understand people are busy and this isn't their priority, but for us it really is. It's just such a shame that doing the right thing and getting the bunnies vaccinated against Myxomatosis and RVHD has ended up meaning we can't take them.

We are trying one last time for the dispensation, but as Hans is leaving Friday and our car is being as sold soon as possible, we have had to just grit our teeth and try to find them a new home. There is a group we have followed for a while on Facebook for a re-homing place called Cuddly Critters Small Animal Rehoming, we've always been impressed with the work they do so gave them a call this morning. It was a bit embarrassing, crying and blubbering away on the phone, but the lady was very nice and we are taking the buns on Wednesday (unless we have some good news from Norway tomorrow). Cuddly Critters are a not-for profit, home-run sanctuary and have a no kill policy for healthy animals, so if we can't take the buns and give them the life they deserve, at least they have a very good chance with Cuddly Critters.

I'm still confused as to why it's such a problem. Apparantly Norway doesn't really have a wild rabbit population, and they do not have Myxo or RVHD, but the fact that they're indoor bunnies and vaccinated surely isn't a problem? I don't understand.

Also, apparantly rabbits are classed as commercial import, not a pet like dogs, cats or ferrets, so maybe this has something to do with it.

Big sigh... Will update when I know more, we have so much to do and this is hanging over our heads and  we're not really getting sorted. At least I have this week off work, I hope things start to get a bit easier.