We're used to working with pet lovers, of course, but sometimes a client comes along whose dedication and kind-heartedness is simply unparalleled. Recently we were contacted about moving 12 pets -- 10 dogs and two cats -- from Thailand to California, and the more we got to know the pet owner Margot, the more we were in awe of her loving spirit.
Of course we knew this would be a great move to spotlight for our Pet Move of the Month. Read on to learn more about this menagerie of special pets... As you can see they come from diverse backgrounds and are all incredibly lucky to have ended up in the care of a compassionate animal advocate.
Meet a few of the pets:
Laisee was abandoned at a construction site and never had the chance to be socialized with people until Margot came along.
Arun is a proud and talkative tabby rescued from a Bangkok tourist attraction.
Phuan was a young stray with mange when Margot found him and nursed him back to health. He found his way into her garden and never left!
Bijoux is very friendly! This pup came from a breeder and was destined to be euthanized at the age of four due to bad skin problems. Margot didn't let that happen.
Doemer is an "ex-stray golf course dog" who decided that living under the shrubs of Margot's house would be a smart choice. Needless to say, she ended up taking him in.
As a kitten, Ketjil was dropped over the fence of Margot's garden in Bangkok and she's been part of the family ever since.
Dogs Duvel, Ukje, Setha, Lulu, Coco and Lily made the trip, as well. Margot is still busy settling in to her new home, but here are a few words from her:
I knew I was going to be in over my head taking on this adventure but didn't know how else to organize getting my animals to stay with me while starting a new life -- it'll all work out in the end and thankfully I could afford to have them transported by an organization like PetRelocation. I must admit that I did go through a phase of wanting to fly back and forth, taking them as excess baggage with perhaps Lulu and Lily having to be flown as cargo.
Tomorrow morning the movers will start to deliver the contents of the container shipped over from Bangkok with my furniture and all -- really exciting! There is a lot of work to be done yet, but nonetheless it's all moving towards establishing my new home in a very new part of the world to me, together with my beloved pets!
All the pet crates, lined up and ready to go!
In closing, I want to share with you that, while I'm sitting on a couple of dog cushions writing, a gas fire is burning. It's quite chilly outside and windy too, for us especially being used to the tropics. All the dogs are hanging out so very peacefully around me, with a little snore here or there. It beats music or TV and makes things incredibly cozy -- every night it's been like that. It's so very comforting during this huge transition. When I give myself a chance to be mellow, they follow suit and sigh a sigh of peace!
Many thanks again,
Thanks to Margot for sharing her move (and her story) with us. It was a pleasure and a privilege to help keep this wonderful family together. The PetRelocation team wishes them good luck with everything!