Alan, with his cop-look on and his Big-Baby-Boy Koda.
Alan sent Koda in his fancy leather collar to Michigan, in a brand new crate, along with his puppy toy that was shipped with him at 8 weeks old. Thank you Alan! Koda was suppose to fly into Kalamazoo but turns out he needed to be shipped in a 500 series crate and the plane flying into K-zoo was not big enough to accommodate the crate. So Koda landed at Detroit Metro instead. Nick (Evey’s Dad) drove to Detroit Metro to pick up Koda, brought him to his house in Ypsilanti were Koda meet Kelly and Evey. Nick and Kelly bathed Koda and cleaned out the crate. Thank you Nick and Kelly! Koda was then picked up by Crystal in Ypsilanti and brought to Marshall. Thank you Crystal! Koda got out of the truck and had a potty break and then meet Dr. Mos and Tiffany for his first set of Xrays. Thank you Mos and Tiffany! Lynne, Irene, Carolyn, Collin, Monica, Karen, David, and myself all waited for the results. Everyone was relaxed except for me, I had a nervous stomach and a tension headache…you think I don’t get nervous about these things? The radiographs were perfect, normal elbows and good hips. Thank you God! Koda, who is very sweet and friendly, got some loving from everyone there. Thank you everyone! Doped-up on Acepromazine (a sedative to facilitate taking the radiographs) Koda, with his huge head, floppy ears, wrinkles, and droopy eyes looked like a bloodhound, only making him all the more adorable.
This morning Crystal drove Koda back to Detroit Metro. Thank you again Crystal! Not so luckily, Crystal got to stand at the cargo counter for an excruciating hour as a new person struggled through the process…while Crystal watched other agents putting through other dogs in 10 minutes time. At this time Koda is on his flight to Dallas were he will be met by his new mum Josie. At least we hope he is on his way as I guess the cargo agent forgot to scan the paperwork so he is not officially on the plane. But we are guessing it is ok since Delta cargo hasn’t called to tell us differently……
Most of all…. THANK YOU ALAN. We all have a small idea of how hard this was for you to do and especially at this time.