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shrox
10-02-2008, 06:01 PM
I might very well be moving to the UK from California in a month, has anyone here done that move with pets? I see there are services that will, I wouldn't want to lose or traumatize them.

george49
10-02-2008, 09:57 PM
I haven't done this move with pets, but I do remember while stationed in the UK during the mid-90's that there was a mandatory quarantine period of several weeks (or possibly a couple of months...can't recall with certitude). For some family members it was quite upsetting not being able to take their pets with them right away.
George of the Marina

Andrew March
10-03-2008, 12:55 AM
Yep quarantine is mandatory for Dogs and Cats entering the UK.

http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine/factsheet/eufactsheet3_050907.pdf

meshpig
10-03-2008, 02:15 AM
Yeah, but the eventual reunion is priceless. I've done a move to London in the middle of Winter, don't expect to see the Sun for a month:).

starbase1
10-03-2008, 05:48 AM
I might very well be moving to the UK from California in a month, has anyone here done that move with pets? I see there are services that will, I wouldn't want to lose or traumatize them.

Well, turn up at the London Lightwave gatherings, for some lovely warm beer!

meshpig
10-03-2008, 06:18 AM
Well, turn up at the London Lightwave gatherings, for some lovely warm beer!

Blurk! Warm beer? Are you mad Sir?

... it was 95 here at 6 pm, "gotta be a cold one".


64180

flakester
10-03-2008, 08:21 AM
Blurk! Warm beer? Are you mad Sir?~64180

Oh man, only the best ale is served warm. Preferably in a wooden mug! :D

flakester.

starbase1
10-03-2008, 08:31 AM
Blurk! Warm beer? Are you mad Sir?

... it was 95 here at 6 pm, "gotta be a cold one".


64180

I'm not mad, I'm British!
(There is a subtle difference but it escapes me right now).

And it should be served in a pewter tankard!

flakester
10-03-2008, 08:41 AM
~ And it should be served in a pewter tankard!

Actually, yeah - it should. A pewter tankard with a glass bottom if you're the nervous sort! :p

flakester.

shrox
10-03-2008, 11:25 AM
My recruiter says there is no quarantine anymore for dogs and cats the have up to date vaccines and and embedded ID chip. That was nice to hear.

Bog
10-04-2008, 06:21 PM
I got the living **** beaten out of me in the UK by a group of youths about two months back. That's why I'm not there anymore. Really, consider carefully. Socialist countries are bloody dangerous, and the law will screw you if you fight back more often than not. My skull was bounced off a parked car, then stamped on by this group of about a dozen 18-20 year olds, and my brain swelled up so badly that it was two weeks before I could verbalise a complete sentence. The gang who had at me felt utterly safe doing so because, as I said, if I'd fought back they could have sued me for assault - possibly of a minor.

Don't go there. Whatever they're offering, it's not worth it.

rakker16mm
10-04-2008, 06:49 PM
My recruiter says there is no quarantine anymore for dogs and cats the have up to date vaccines and and embedded ID chip. That was nice to hear.

Hey congratulations on your new position!

Anyway that's good news about the quarantine. Traveling is already stressful on pets as it is.

shrox
10-04-2008, 08:34 PM
I got the living **** beaten out of me in the UK by a group of youths about two months back. That's why I'm not there anymore. Really, consider carefully. Socialist countries are bloody dangerous, and the law will screw you if you fight back more often than not. My skull was bounced off a parked car, then stamped on by this group of about a dozen 18-20 year olds, and my brain swelled up so badly that it was two weeks before I could verbalise a complete sentence. The gang who had at me felt utterly safe doing so because, as I said, if I'd fought back they could have sued me for assault - possibly of a minor.

Don't go there. Whatever they're offering, it's not worth it.

I didn't know that had happened to you! I am glad you recovered.

I did turn down an offer as art director in India. I would have had a house, a cook, a driver and a bodyguard. I really didn't want a job where I would need a bodyguard.

Oedo 808
10-04-2008, 09:10 PM
really didn't want a job where I would need a bodyguard.

So you've changed your mind about coming to England?

Bog
10-05-2008, 12:15 AM
Shrox, old stick, the only folk allowed bodyguards in the UK are the Gubmint. Me, I'm six-foot-four and look like trouble dunked in hurt and sprinkled with a thorough smacking. And I got beaten so badly it took two weeks for my brain to unswell enough to frame a sentence. You don't want to know how long it took me to be able to juggle 3D motion vectors again (it was a month, maybe 6 weeks).

And I was lucky. I am lucky to be alive.

The UK has fallen. It is no longer Civ, it's Warzone. Contested Space at best, between the feral thugs and the garda - not a place for civilised folk. Also, Shrox, why're you in such a hurry to pay 40-50% tax for no protection, and being sued if you fight back?

Andrew March
10-05-2008, 01:54 PM
My recruiter says there is no quarantine anymore for dogs and cats the have up to date vaccines and and embedded ID chip. That was nice to hear.

He's talking rubbish!

The link I gave you is directly to the GOVERNMENT site on quarantine procedures, your recruiter is talking about EU regs that come into effect after 2010 and the UK still haven't signed up for them, sorry mate but kiss your dogs goodbye for six months.

meshpig
10-07-2008, 06:35 AM
He's talking rubbish!

The link I gave you is directly to the GOVERNMENT site on quarantine procedures, your recruiter is talking about EU regs that come into effect after 2010 and the UK still haven't signed up for them, sorry mate but kiss your dogs goodbye for six months.

Indeed and don't recruiters talk a whole lot of for the lowest bidder...

Iain
10-07-2008, 06:51 AM
I got the living **** beaten out of me in the UK by a group of youths about two months back.

Sorry to hear that Bog but I'm sure things like that happen all over, don't they?

Saying that, some places are worse than others. It's easy to forget how uneasy I used to feel when out drinking in Glasgow. It was a weird night if I didn't see violence.

Since moving to Edinburgh, I've never experienced anything like that.

Andrew March
10-07-2008, 07:00 AM
Sorry to hear that Bog but I'm sure things like that happen all over, don't they?

Saying that, some places are worse than others. It's easy to forget how uneasy I used to feel when out drinking in Glasgow. It was a weird night if I didn't see violence.

Since moving to Edinburgh, I've never experienced anything like that.

Tell me about it, I went to a Celtic league winners party with one of my cousins a while ago and nearly got the **** kicked out of me just saying hello in my english accent, took my cousin about an hour to convince them I wasn't going to steal the sheep and rape the women!

flakester
10-07-2008, 07:08 AM
I got the living **** beaten out of me in the UK by a group of youths about two months back. That's why I'm not there anymore.~~

Seriously sorry to hear that Bog.
Not going to proffer any 'good and bad' lines - just sad and sorry to hear it happened to a good egg.

flakester.

shrox
10-08-2008, 12:45 AM
London calling has become Santa Monica calling...could be a cool punk song in that name.

Jorjo
10-08-2008, 05:56 AM
Tell me about it, I went to a Celtic league winners party with one of my cousins a while ago and nearly got the **** kicked out of me just saying hello in my english accent, took my cousin about an hour to convince them I wasn't going to steal the sheep and rape the women!

I Imagine that would take an hour of solid convincing, It would have only taken five minutes if he'd just promised to prevent you scaring the sheep and the women.

Love your sig btw. :thumbsup:
Nice to know your still in love :lol: