I had my first female dog (Geneve) on 2 August 2006. She is such a beautiul creature, I bought her at the subway exit in Beijing for 100RMB (it's about $20 dollars). But I had to work till late everyday and she just waits for me in my apartment, behaving herself. We had a fantastic year together, I even took her to the Great Wall when she is about 4 months old. And then I had to go to Hong Kong for a couple of months in 2007, so I had to ask my parents to take care of her. Ever since that, she is living with my parents from March to October every year and both my parents and Geneve came to live with me in Beijing from October to March the following year. My Dad really likes her and needs a company. So, she has become my dad's dog now.
In 2010, I got married and my husband and I got a second male dog (MoMo) together on 4 June 2010. Once again, we've decided to come to Australia for personal reasons. I asked around many airlines to see whether we can take them with us to Australia. Eventually, we found out that Australia technically doesn't allow Chinese dogs to come, however, we also found out there is an agency in China that provides some kind of services to help Chinese dogs to go to countries like Australia, it will cost about RMB40,000 a dog ($8,000) and take 7 months altogether (6 months in Hong Kong and 1 month in Sydney or Melbourne quarantine). It's too much for us and it is a painful journey for the dogs, so we decided not to do it at that stage.
Once again, I have asked my parents to take care of my other dog until we have the money to bring them over here. We came to Australia at the end of October 2011, my Mum said it is too hard to raise my other dog (he is a shetland sheepdog which needs lots of exercise) and asked me whether she can give him to a friend who has got a big house and a yard for him to run around. I cannot say no although I don't want that to happen. So my Mum gave him away in March this year.
My husband, on the other hand, promised me that he will work hard and earn money to get them over here, but now he has changed his mind. But it will not change my mind, I guess I will have to work hard myself in order to do that within the next one or two years.
Aren't they adorable?