Yesterday, Ma Da spent his last ever morning in Guangyuan. He spent his last ever morning with the disabled and pregnant/mother dogs and watched as they went about their daily business like always. He ate his breakfasts with them like always but as the afternoon progressed it was soon time to leave the shelter, and those dogs behind....
In advance of the departure to Chengdu, Ms Du took Ma Dan into Guangyuan centre to buy him a delicious departing meal. He ate and spent time with Ms Du and one of our volunteers who would drive them to Chengdu. He didn't know that this was the last time he would ever see Ms Du but he spent quality time with her and after eating they had a walk around.
Then, it was time to leave Guangyuan forever. Ms Du said that Ma Dan seemed to know he was going on an adventure and that soon he would leave China to start a new life abroad because he watched the journey from start to finish, like he was soaking up every moment of his homeland.
After over 3 hours driving time, they finally reached Chengdu Toll Station. Soon after, they met Mr Wang, a representative of the pet transport company.
Mr Wang brought with him a crate that Ma Dan would fly in. Ma Dan was a little nervous and although Ms Du told him to be a good boy and told him goodbye, it is understandable for Ma Dan to feel this way because he does not know that he has his freedom flight, that he has a forever home and will enjoy every minute of his new life. This is the hard part for Ms Du because each time she says goodbye to a dog, she knows she will never see them again, only in photos and videos. If only we could tell the dogs not to be scared, that their life begins now...
Ma Dan stayed with Mr Wang last night ready to fly to Shanghai this morning. He will stay in Shanghai tonight before meeting his flight volunteer tomorrow morning, before boarding the flight to his waiting family ❤