q: Bonding Sisters
Kang Kang and her Golden Retriever 'sister' Belle love to play. It's great to see her so settled and getting to know the dogs in Sheila's home although at the time this video was taken, Kang Kang's 'nrother', Golden retriever/Chow Chow, Buddy, let the girls play while he dozed in peace on the sofa.
Kang Kang's test results at the vet, Heart Worm and Fecal, came back negative which is good news.
Life is good for this sweet girl.
p: Shoe Stealer!
Kang Kang has been settling in to her new home very well. So much so that she took it upon herself to steal one of the family's shoes!! Luckily no damage occurred. Cheeky girl!
Kang Kang has also learned how to get on to the sofa and make herself at home even more!
o: Exploring The Garden
Kang Kang has been busy exploring the garden in her home and sniffing all the new, exciting smells! She isn't used to a collar being around her neck but a few scratches here and there will not get rid of it! So many new things.
Kang Kang is getting along really well her new fur sister and brother, Belle and Buddy. Below she is with Belle.
p: Bonding With The Family
Kang Kang is settling in to Sheila's home really well. She is learning to sit in line with Sheila's other dogs to receive tasty treats like cooked chicken! She also loves Sheila's 2 and a half year old son Zack. Below, she is trying to get Zack's attention to give him kisses.
n: Meeting The Vet
Kang Kang has met her new vet. As always she had a smile on her beautiful face! She had x rays and blood taken. The x rays showed that her knees are fused which means she has never been able to move her legs since she contracted Canine Distemper as a puppy. It also showed arthritis in her knees and ankles. The vet has prescribed Rimadyl, an anti inflammatory, tablet daily. Although she is not in any pain, it will manage the discomfort.
m: Las Vegas - Home!
We were worried how Kang Kang, with her disability, would cope with the few and long flights to America but she did great and now she has met her foster mom, Sheila, for the first time! Kang Kang will visit the groomer, like Jin Niu, to pamper her and give her skin and fur moisturizing treatments. She will be assessed soon by Bill Buckley of Pet Artificial Limbs and Support and we are very excited to see what he will decide is best for Kang Kang's disability. He works with a vet who specializes in difficult surgery so we could find out whether surgery to help her walk normally will be available. We know she will settle in well with Sheila and her family and that her Golden Retriever and Chow Chow at home will welcome her. We look forward to seeing and sharing updates of her new life.
After an over 12 hour flight, Kang Kang finally arrived in the United States of America, at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. It is a short stop over until her final flight to Las Vegas so she and Jin Niu will be given walks to stretch their legs and food and water. Their flight crates will be cleaned and they will be tidied up before their final journey. The flight to Las Vegas should only take around an hour and a half to two hours and then she will finally meet her adopter, Sheila!
k: Time To Leave China
The time has finally arrived for Kang Kang to leave China. We are very happy that she has been given this amazing chance at a new life and the best veterinary and prosthetic care. Kang Kang will live with Goldens Without Borders founder, Sheila and she will have 2 other Golden Retrievers to keep her company! Belle and Buddy!
She was taken for a walk, with Jin Niu, by the staff at the pet transport company, as the sun rose over Beijing. She and Jin Niu were then put in to their travel crates and checked in. Their flight wasn't delayed and they will now have a 13 hour flight to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. They will arrive there in the evening where they will have around 3 hours to stretch their legs and have something to eat and drink. Then they will leave Chicago and head for their final destination - Las Vegas!
j: At Beijing Airport
Jin Niu arrived safely in Beijing Airport and after having something to eat and drink, a walk to stretch her legs and a rest, she was ready to explore the pet hotel in the airport. She and Kang Kang had each other for company and were soon playing and treating the whole experience like a game.
i: At Chengdu Airport
Kang Kang and Jin Niu were flown from Chengdu to Beijing Airport on Saturday 11 March. Du packed them some food to eat and bedding to lie on. The flight was delayed for 20 minutes but was only 2 hours long. Both the girls will understand the procedure and sensation, on their next flight, a little better.
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