Got some wires crossed, or I would’ve (should’ve) posted this earlier. Latest updates on the newly-renamed black maybe-not-feral Merlin, from Edith:
Laura is flying on the 12th. The total is $479. She has access to a free car rental so we don’t need to add it to the total, but it would be faster for her if a local Juicer could drive her…
And from TomatoQueen, in Virginia, who is adopting Merlin:
Edith’s black kitty, Merlin, is ready to come live with me. Travel will be from Minnesota to Virginia in December. The flight parent is Schlemazel’s niece LauraToo, who is presently visiting Australia but will be home in time to bring me Merlin on December 11th. Here is the PayPal link to help defray the cost, so if you all can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
Haven’t done the donations quite this way before, but I sent a test payment, and it went through without issues.
Let me know in the comments, or at annelaurie.bj (at) gmail.com, if you have any questions.
It worked for me!
Knowing how the jackals always respond, how do we know when we’ve met the goal? I don’t think the PayPal app provides that.
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Hooray for Juicers – and Merlin, and TomatoQueen! Note that Edith said in the previous thread that there’s enough $$ in the kitty now
ETA: and that excess will go to the Pets of BJ fund, so it’s all good.
I seem to be having problems with my email. We have enough already to cover his transport. Thank you so much jackals for being so generous. Tomato Queen has promised pics of him in his new home.
@Edith: Well, buy the litter critter a few cans of cat food with the pittance I sent.
Sent a little something.
Oh, ok! I just sent a more because I’m a little flat after my trip this week, but expected to send more tomorrow. Glad Merlin’s journey is covered, and thanks to LauraToo for being our transport angel!
I hope Edith and Merlin have a happy partnership. I had to kick in a few bucks. After all, you are the wonderful people who gave me Orville and Wilbur.
This is such great news!
From Minneapolis to Virginia is quite a change in climate – please let us know how he responds to being in a non-arctic zone :)
Assume that a mushy overly emotional statement about faith in basic human kindness went here. I love you guys.
Yeah…Merlin has a new home :)
We expect pictures when he’s adjusted to his new home :)
Yay! Schlemazel would be so happy to know that LauraToo is now a pet-transporting jackal. One of us! One of us! Gooble-gobble, one of us! ??
You know, when you have these pet transfers, you might want to also ask for airline miles to donate instead of cash. I have hundreds of thousand American Airlines miles (which I assume would not have been useful in this case because I assume they’re flying Delta). But there might be a Delta flyer who has extra miles.
Just a suggestion for future pet transfers.
Thank you everyone for your generosity and good wishes. I do hope the work computer will settle down and let me post this at least, its petulance seems to increase with every line over two or three. Pics will happen also, I shall borrow one of those gadgets. Lots of change and adjustment coming for Merlin so with a little patience there should be a cuddly boy soon.
Hello all you lovely people. Thank you all so much for donating. The fund total keeps going up, and I just wanted to repeat that all his transport costs have been more covered. I’ll be donating all excess to the pets of BJ calendar charity.
What wonderful news.
Since it’s Laura Too, niece of the beloved and missed Schlemazel, is there any interest in doing a DC/VA meeting if she’s available??
@Elizabelle: I’m afraid it’s a quick in and out as I’m just off a flight from Melbourne and I had to go back to work. I would love if there is anyone to ferry me from airport to TC’s and another airport. I can give details if needed. We are off shortly to a long drive on the ocean road so I will check in tomorrow. I leave & get back on Monday (so weird to be meeting myself on the way back) but it just worked out this way.
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Thanks!! We do expect pet pics and melin appears to be an extremely photogenic kitty.
@Laura Too: Oooh welcome home. I wonder whether STEEPLEJACK is available?
Update: we seem to have a flight date discrepancy which I’ll try to resolve. Am also trying to find Steeplejack or Another Scott or any Alexandria/Arlington/NoVa person to get LauraToo and Merlin from National to me and then from me to Dulles Airport. Weather forecast is deteriorating of course but not yet dangerous, just ugly and inconvenient. My lack of mobility (I’m in a wheelchair and have no vehicle) precludes driving unfortunately.
UPDATE: As of 8 pm EST, Merlin is resting comfortably at the vet after his snip. Meanwhile, Laura’s car did the dead parrot thing, so her auntie, Schlemazel’s wife, will retrieve Merlin and take him and Laura to the airport in the morning. Steeplejack will do the honors from National to me to Dulles. Merlin will sit in his carrier to decompress for a little bit, then I’ll let him out. All the moving parts are meshing together, in the face of this that and the other and of course snow here overnight, which is promised by the CBS affiliate to be gone by 9 am tomorrow. It’s happening. Also reposting this to the nearest current open thread.