So lots of people have been asking me how we took our dog over from the UK to Finland via flying. To answer a few questions:
1) Yes, we flew.
2) Yes, he came in as hand luggage, which means he just goes under our seat.
3) No, its not expensive. Only 40 euros. and lastly;
4) Yes, it can be a bit complicated with all the paperwork required, etc. Especially on returning to the UK!
That all said he was simply the best traveller! All that early socialisation and getting him used to all sorts of transport really truly paid off! He didn’t mind one bit, not a single peep. He just slept and one looked up for a little scratch. Trip through the airport was easy too and for once I saw the security guys smile and be nice (I think we can all agree on how un-friendly they can be..). It was such a great trip I really didn’t want to start work again and go back to reality! More pics to follow from our little vaca later on 🙂 And if ANYONE has ANY questions on how to fly, etc, with their dog, please feel free to ask! It can really be quite a hassle in the UK if you don’t know what to do. I’m so happy we can travel with our little Boston Terrier 🙂 He’s such a braze good boy! ❤
P.s. Below are pics of Oscar in his SturdiBag! The bag is AMAZING. Finnair only has 20cm of room and this bag really used all the room possible! Oscar didn’t feel uncomfortable at all. If anyone out there is trying to think of a bag to get, I couldn’t recommend the SturdiBag more!! We have the large black version as you can see. It was so flexible, super light, and not that expensive. We paid £44.91 for it from Zooplus! It has tons of ventilation, great zippers that even lock so if you have cats they can’t get out, a soft pad attached with velcro, a comfy carrier strap, and best of all Oscar took to it immediately. The installation was minimal and as you can see form the pics below it fit in the plane just fine. I think Finnair tends to put pets in the middle seat as they are a tad “wider” in the foot space area. And because the SturdiBag smushes when pushed, but retains it shape, it simply becomes flatter, but wider. So our Boston Terrier still had plenty of room. Well, as plenty as a plane will allow 😀 Even us humans are sardines in them.. Anyway, if anyone has any questions about flying like I mentioned before, or about the SturdiBag, then don’t hesitate asking! Us pet lovers gotta stick together! 😛
Sorry for the radio silence everyone! Been on holiday at our Summer House in Finland in Rautalampi.. almost smack in the middle of Finland. So you can probably imagine how little of any source of technology worked there. We are finally back after one of the most gruelling trips back ever (thats for another time, believe you me). I thought I’d share a photo today that just makes me smile and laugh every time I see it! Oscar is slowling growing up, and as usual he was a hit everywhere he went. Here he is running through the house as the happy Boston Terrier puppy that he is 😀 Ah, I do love him, I do! ❤ Thank you Harvey for taking all the wonderful pics!!
Our wee baby Boston Terrier, Oscar, is now officially at that awkward stage where he doesn’t fit an XS harness, but isn’t big enough for a S harness… so what did I do? I bought him a new collar! It’s huge as well, but its so cute and finally makes him look like a boy! Its a leather collar with little bones all over it, so cute! And yes, of course I got him a harness as well 😛 He’ll grow into it 😀 Next thing we need to get him used to is a winter coat, lol!
I’ve been dying a slow painful death today via hangover.. And finally when I thought my day was saved by pizza and a movie night in… I get locked out of our flat while taking Oscar out for his walk… I asked myself while sweating, shaking, and suffering from heart palpitations “Why God, Whyyyyy?! Why today? Why noooow??”, but Thank heavens for best-friends and spare keys! This is a shout out to all those people out there that have best-friends that are willing to travel through London to let you in to your flat again! Thank you Jaakko for being such a wonderful person and a good friend!! ❤
He’s done it! He’s graduated! Our baby is growing up so fast! He was the only puppy to have known as many tricks as he does. Only puppy to never have peed or pooped in the class! Only puppy to get along with everyone and in general was just the most chilled and beloved 😀 I am so so so proud of our little Boston Terrier, Oscar ❤ First milestone done, but the work doesn’t stop here, still lots to be done! But lets all get together and give the lil guy a high paw!!
I am so in love with our little boy it’s hard to even put into words. ❤ But sometimes.. I love him even more when he sleeps 😛 (aka mama can sleep or FB as much as possible in that time and not have to worry about piddle alert)
Everyone say Hi to Oscar 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤ (Whom I accidentally keep calling either Oskari or Oskar – Finnish for Oscar 😛 )
Our wee Boston Terrier’s first encounter probably ever with a mirror… I died. Still thinking of names btw! 😀
So… Uhm… I came home.. and this is what is waiting for me 😀 Our very own baby boy ❤ Cuteness and happiness overload!!! P.s. What should we name him?? The hubs is all for “Peanut” 😀 😀
Oh thank the heavens above. I am SO happy it is Friday!!