If any of my readers follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know that I’m still having problems transporting my English Bulldog to the United States. Flying him to Playa del Carmen, or more specifically, Cancun was so easy, but because of the health risks and breathing problems of English Bulldogs and short, snub-nosed breeds, many airlines have stopped all pet cargo transports. Even pet transport services have been of very little help.
Ace’s sad face….
Here are some things I’ve learned from this entire experience.
1. Trying to convince a large commercial airline that they’ve officially “screwed” you is very difficult. They also hate to say they are sorry… Thanks Frontier!
2. I greatly underestimated how much it will cost to get Ace home.
3. Driving through Mexico is always my last resort. No, walking across the border with a suitcase, a dog, and a backpack is my last resort.
4. Bulldogs just got even more high maintenance.
Aw… don’t talk about me like that Mom!
5. I would do anything for my dogs, even if it means shelling out thousands of dollars, driving 30 hours to get my dog home, arranging flights with any and all airlines who will talk to me, walking across the border, and putting my family through turmoil in the process.
Thanks to all my friends on Facebook who’ve helped spread the word that Ace needs help getting home.