We have had an update. Our 3 cats, and one of our dogs, Wednesday, are in Tasmania. The other 2 dogs are in Melbourne. By tonight, all of them will be in Launceston, Tasmania. Tomorrow morning between 8 and 8.30am they will all arrive on the island in the mail plane! I am so excited, I really can't wait to see them all again.
I spoke to the wonderful man who collected them from kennels in Sydney and put them on the plane there. He said the cats all appeared well, and the dogs had enjoyed a long walk with him, and they were all very bouncy and lively.
The mail plane's take off time is heavily dependant on the weather, high winds or mist and it doesn't so the trip. So please will you all send really good weather thoughts this way until 11am tomorrow our time, after that it can snow for all I care.
Dave and the boys are out in the dark with headlamps getting the fence ready to keep the dogs from getting at the cows on one side of us, or the sheep on the other. Yes, I know, we have had 5 months to get it sorted, but somehow we kept thinking there was plenty of time. Also I was being a bit superstitious, as in, 'if I prepare for them too long in advance they won't get here' which was really silly. But what can I say, I am female!
So I am currently 'alone at home' and 'keeping the home fires burning' literally, I am making sure they have a warm house to come back to.