There is a sense of fulfillment in our world. Della has arrived safe and sound just as we had left her as promised by Jeanette, her Carer, and George, her Exporter. Della is now a tangible part of the Avalon Mist Adventure. We have pictured having her on AM and now she is here!
It was human to visualize her voyage to the
UK. We are
forever grateful to Jeanette who cared for Della as her own, and followed up
with sending her to us when the day arrived. Thank you Jeanette. Della appeared
in front of us at the Animal Reception Centre at
– a bundle of joy. She did what we wanted to do to her – she bounded between us
with joyful squeals and kisses. Four hours later we were back on AM. Heathrow Airport
Della dozed, for most of the car journey, on my knee. The last ½ hour she was alert and looking out the window, with interest, and took in the moist smells. It was raining! The predicted drought may be over. Della tentatively walked the slatted L-shaped pier to AM. She followed our instruction…’stay close’ …..’careful’…. Chris has secured orange plastic thick mesh fencing around the edge of AM’s stern (rear end of a boat). She went down into AM at the Stern end. We opened the door, and she stepped – no missed the second step – I mean slipped down into AM.
Anyway Della is now on board and has settled immediately. Her new bed, given to her by Sonya and Ian, is well padded and looks like the most comfortable ‘chair’ in the room. “Possum” and “Ballduck” are nearby, but she is not taking much interest. Routines are getting established.
The layout of the
gives us a 1 mile walk door to door and there is a well marked path down to the
Trent and .
So we will all be doing walks galore. Today we drove to find the woods covered
with bluebell carpets. We let Della off the lead and she tiptoed through the
bluebells! Back at the Merina I took her into an adjacent field, without the
sheep, and gave her a workout with the ball thrower. Well that was my intention
but she was keen to see what was happening back on the boat!! Mersey Canal