Thursday, December 31, 2009
Bye, Bye, Boris
Today was Boris's last day with us and I thought I would try to capture a few pictures before departure.
As always, he was a bit camera shy, but I did manage to get a couple of shots with his eyes open even though the morning sun was against me.
A little later I noticed he was taking a nap on the cane chair that was one of his favourite spots and seemed a fitting last shot to take of him.
The buyer had sent a cage for him and I was successful in placing him in it so my sister and I could transport him to the airport for a 40 minute flight to his new home.
He was not happy about the car trip one little bit but imagine my surprise when I turned in the car to see that he had forced the cage door open and was making a bid for freedom.
Oddly enough Bella had done something similar before she left us, forcing a bar in the cage to manage an escape before being recaptured for departure.
We were able to pull over in the car and get Boris back in the cage and I held the cage with him in it while we returned home to reinforce the door before embarking for the airport once more.
This time we were successful and after a bit of paperwork he was on his way. Last reports he was tentatively surveying his new surroundings.
Have a long and happy life, Boris, we wish you well.