Because we travel pretty frequently, and have a pet, things get a little difficult sometimes. When we leave for Finland in the summer for two months, where do we put the dog? Personally I noticed with the kennels here is that the pets have restricted movement and sit in their cages for the majority of the day with little social contact with other dogs or human beings. We happen to have adopted one very social toy poodle. She absolutely loathes complete solitude and gets rather upset when we leave her at the house while running errands or shopping, and also we’ve trained her to relieve herself outside in the grass rather than inside on newspaper, which is what they use at the kennels. Having her use newspaper for the two months we’re in Finland might pretty much undo most of our training efforts.Because of this, we found a place for her to stay with a colleague of my dads over the summer.Most preferable would be taking her with us to Finland on the summer holiday, but if we did, she’d be forced to stay in quarantine for three weeks, and then upon returning to Singapore she would have to stay in quarantine again. It kills to leave her, she’s like the baby of the family.
- My name is Elvira Lindell
I'm a Finnish expat living in Singapore. I've lived in Hong Kong(1997-2001), Finland(2001-2006), as well as China(2006-2010)and I've basically been living abroad my entire life.
I don't mind the traveling, in fact, I quite like having new experiences and I will probably continue moving around the world when I've branched out on my own.