Post # 1
As many of you know my husband and I just found out that we will be moving to hawaii in May. Well, today I was looking up what we need to do in order to move our dog with us and i realized that it’s a 120 day waiting period until you can fly your dog over to the islands.
I was really bummed about this because I love our dog and I hate leaving her even for a few days, but I have several friends that I know can take good care of her.
When I told my husband about the waiting period I got a text message that said “I’m so F-ing angry right now. I’ll call you when I’m better”
I seriously thought something awful had happened at work or his sick grandmas health had made a turn for the worst. I called his cell twice and he didn’t answer so I called his boss and had him transfer me to Mike. I asked him what was wrong and he confessed that he’s stressing about our dog. I told him everything would be ok and we would find a nice place for her to stay while she’s here, but he’s still unhappy about it.
I think the main problem here is that he’s already stressed about the move. We were supposed to have orders months ago which would’ve given us plenty of time to wait the 120 day waiting period and arrange for moving our things. Now we have to do a 4 month job in about 3-4 weeks.
I totally understand why he’s stressed. I just wish I knew a way to calm him down and make him happy 🙁
Sorry for my vent. I didn’t have anyone else to tell… other than my pug.
Post # 3
AWWW 🙁 I’m sorry about all of it but I’m sure your doggy will be ok with your friends! That does stink for sure though, and I’m sure my hubby would have reacted the same way (he does love his pets 😉 I hope your day gets better!
Post # 4
I’m sorry that it is so stressful. I know it’s tough but the government always seems to drag their feet on things so my husband and I have sort of come to expect it with his job. It will all work out fine.
Post # 5
I’m sure he’s just stressed and will calm down once he realizes there isn’t much you can do about it. I would be really upset too though if I had to go 4 months without my pets! Good luck!
Post # 6
If you don’t mind me asking what are you moving for?
Post # 7
Oh my goodness, that sounds so stressful. I would be angry too! I hope it all works out.
Post # 8
Thanks girls. I know it will all be fine I just wish he would realize that too. He tends to overthink things and stresses himself out more than necessary.
Post # 9
oh man that sucks!!! Its pretty sweet how upset he is about the dog though 🙂 I would hate leaving my dog behind for a while too. I wish you guys lots of luck on your upcoming (very exciting!) move!
Post # 10
O no! Sorry you guys are dealing with all that. We almost took a job in Hawaii and I remember looking into all the information about what you have to do to get animals over there and all the shots and the quarantine time, so happy we found a better job site in the states bc that was a little stressful. I wish I had words of wisdom to help you out =(
Post # 11
@CheesetomyWhine- My husband is in the Navy and we’re being relocated from California to Oahu.
Post # 12
I am so sorry! things will get better and good luck with your move.
Post # 13
I’m very sorry @bella 🙁 I wish I had some more advice then I do…maybe you could set aside some time tonight to talk it out…or let him talk and you listen. You could write down a little card for him explaining how your feeling and how you can be strong and get through it together. I know that won’t solve it but you two just got married and now it a perfect time to show him (even though he obviously knows) what a fabulous, supportive wife you are 🙂 🙂
Will your parents or friends be able to watch your pup?
Post # 14
Oh poor guy, I would be stressed too if I couldn’t see my little furball for that long–hell the week we are on our honeymoon I’ll be so glad to see him again!
So, let me understand this, he gets to stay with a friend of yours and not be quarantined in some kennel place somewhere, right? If so, then I would feel a little better he was with people and not locked up by himself. Reason I ask is because I’ve heard dogs have to be quarantined for awhile if they go to another country so that’s why I ask. But you are just going to another state, not country, so I don’t know if it’s different.
Post # 15
@Corgi- I thought it was sweet too. He adores our pug 🙂
@shannon- yeah, I had no idea it was such a difficult process! She has to be microchipped and updated on all of her shots and the vet has to fill out paperwork saying she’s rabies free and then we have to wait 120 days and fly her over and THEN she has to wait 5 days in quarantine. Poor baby 🙁
Post # 16
@curlysue and @sulli- if we get it in writing from our vet that she doesn’t have rabies and is OK to enter then she just has to wait the 120 days and she can stay with a friend, which is comforting to me. My sister has 3 dogs so I know she would watch her, but she has a baby on the way so I don’t want to burden her. We have a few other friends we can ask though and a really nice kennel in town we take her to if we’re going away on weekends (she loves it there- that’s where her best friend lives)