Well we made it safely to Taiwan with a smooth flight with very little turbulence. We flew EVA Air and have really enjoyed this airline in the past, but this flight was not up to par. For a new 777 aircraft, the economy seats were most uncomfortable. The food was less than sub-standard, and overall quality of service was not consistent with the many other EVA air flights I have taken.
arrival, we collected our bags and dogs and went to the Animal
Quarantine office to process the paperwork for our Italian Greyhounds.
To complete the process, they need to scan the dogs for their microchip
ID. MayMay scanned quickly...and No problem....But, KoKo 's microchip
could not be read or found. They tried multiple scanners and still no
luck. We were told they would XRAY our dog, but if they cannot find the
microchip, they will send the dog out of Taiwan.....ir worse. Panic
started to set in.
Our dogs were sent to the quarantine
animal hospital in Taipei, and we had an appointment at 3PM today. We
were worried about KoKo, as we took a taxi to the hospital. We went to
the 6th floor and as soon as we entered the quarantine area, we saw KoKo
and MayMay and they were so very happy to see us. Immediately the Vet
told us they found the microchip without an XRAY. it turns out the
scanner at the airport is either outdated or not functioning properly.
Now we can take care of our personal issues, our jet lag, and rest
assured our puppies are in good hands for the next 3 weeks until they
release them from the quarantine animal Hospital.
They are not too happy spending all this time in their cages, but once they get settled in the quarantine animal hospital, they will have a larger kennel, and plenty of play time during the day.