March 22, 2015
I am pretty concerned about a possible Icelandic Culinary Month celebrated by Finnair. I am not sure if I am ready for a fermented shark fin and pickled herring mousse with sour sheep milk.
Men plan, nature executes… Based on Kaffogo Agyag’s reproductive cycle in the past two years
, we had a perfect plan until last week. Than everything turned into chaos and upside down as the four bitches have brought into heat each other, including Agyag. Bitches…
I had to contact Marja-Leena Puranen to double check wether the male dog is available and wether Marja-Leena was ready for us. Once we had the green light, I had to break the news to Laszlo while we had only a few days left for a massive rescheduling of all plans for the next two weeks and of course to buy a new airplane ticket to Helsinki.
Since we left late from home (as usual), we had a nail biting four-hour drive to the airport in an insane weekend traffic jam. At check-in, our saga has continued with customer service. They had no idea about “live animal traveling fee rates” and I ended up paying double ($400!!!)one way – for Agyag. (What is wrong with weekend customer service…? Once I am back in the States, I have to recoup the money.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LxaTT8uCV8. <——–Click here
according to the yellow label, Agyag is in the 121lbs category that cost $400 (twice the standard price) each way to transport. Is it a slightly over weight Pumi or a traveling crate carved of stone?
I waited until Agyag’s crate was conveyed into the belly of the plane then I finally boarded too. When the plane took off and we were ascending, after all the stress, I could only hope that this was not an Icelandic Culinary Month for all Scandinavian airlines when they serve fermented shark fin, pickled herring mousse and sour sheep milk while someone is out-loud reciting from the Kalevala in Finnish.
My anxiety disappeared in an instance when we reached cruising altitude and I heard the captain in the loudspeaker, “ladies, gentlemen, it is time to start your cocktails….”
Marja-Leena was waiting for us at the Helsinki Airport. It was so good to see her again.
If you had one too many of the cocktails on the plane, you might freak out that you ended up on planet El-Adrel from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and bumped into a Tamarian when encountering Kim Simmonnsonn’s ceramic sculpture in the Art Port at the Helsinki Airport near Gate 37 (Curtesy of Finavia Corporation).