Would she have to be quarantined?
Would she need a lot of vaccines/medication?
Just a rabies booster and an EU microchip.
Could she travel with us?
No, but the company provided a pet transport service.
Today, I thought I'd give our littlest, furriest member of the family a chance to speak...so to speak.
|Smidgey on her throne.|
Me (Bridget/Dog Mom): What was your first impression of Switzerland when you arrived in August?
Smidgey: Barkity-bark-bark-yip? Woof bark woof bark. Yip yip, woof woof, ruff YAP-PITY YAP!*
*translation: We live in Switzerland? Huh, I was wondering why I hadn't seen any cacti or snakes. Mostly I remember you were with me and then you weren't and then YOU WERE!
Me: Now that you've been here 3 1/2 months, have your impressions changed? How?
Smidgey: Bark-bark, yip? Woof woofity-woof ruff. Yippity-yap-yip. Yap-yap-yip?*
*translation: Has it been that long? You haven't disappeared again so I am happy. In fact you take me on the train in my nifty roller box. But, what's with the dog sweaters?
|Roller dog = stroller dog.|
|Her eyes say it all.|
Me: What are the things you like most about living in Switzerland so far?
Smidgey: Yip, yap, yippity-yap. Ruff, barkity-bark-bark-bark.*
*translation: You, dad, and Maureen. Also, I really like all the walks you take me on because of the grass and the smells and the food I find on the sidewalk.
|Man's best friend...depending on the day.|
Smidgey: Yappity-yip-yap woof bark bark. Ruff, YIPYIPYIPYIP! YAAAAAAAAAAAP!*
*translation: I miss Colleen and my nephew, Loki.
And, I hate electric cow fences! OOOOOOOUCH!
|Who has the bed now?|
Me: What part of this transition has been the hardest?
*translation: Don't bug me, I'm sleeping.
I guess that concludes our interview with Smidgey. She has a
Here is my poem celebrating Smidgey's unique Rat Terrier nature:
with only two modes
turbo-speed or asleep
Smidge is either a lump
or taking a flying leap
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