Meet Moe and Molly. They're both Australian Kelpie/Border Collie crosses. True Australian mongrels. And they're coming with us to the UK.
"Are you insane?" is the usual response we get when we answer the question "And what are you going to do with the dogs when you go?" This of course, is the non-dog lover response.
The dog lovers will say "Really? Isn't that a little expensive?"
Well, yes, but could you look these two in the eye and say "Sorry, girls. It's been fun for the last 12 years, but we're off."
Here's the reality: It's costing more to fly the dogs from Australia to the UK than it is to fly us. They have to go through inoculations and vet checks in Australia and London; but there's no lengthy hold up in quarantine any more. The journey could be traumatic for them, but our loving vet doesn't think so and I'm happy with that.
Bottom line: They're family, and family sticks together. Anyway, they're two of the most adventurous dogs I know, and they're going to love England.