El Guapo is now with his family in Kahului, Hawaii.
The little man and I left Morro Bay at 2:30 a.m. to drive 4 hours to the airport, and it was COLD! So cold and so early that I could not get Guapo to poop.
I had nightmares of Guapo taking a squat either in the ticketing line or worse on the plane!
So, right before my wonderful husband jumped back in bed with Stella and Gunther he had these parting words... "Well honey, I guess you'll just have to stop in a couple hours when you get down to Ventura".
On our way down to Ventura, I happened to see a shooting star and of course my wish was that everything would go smoothly for me and El Guapo. To my dismay though, he still wouldn't poop at the half way point to the airport and time was running out.
We got the car parked. Shuttled over to Los Angeles Airport and then stood at the ticket counter FOREVER while the ticketing agent made sure he didn't lose his job over letting Guapo sit with me in the cabin during the flight to Hawaii. Because Hawaii has very strict quarantine laws, pets usually have to be shipped with baggage. I had all of his necessary documentation and finally after speaking with a supervisor we were issued our boarding pass. And... with a few minutes to spare for a poop. But, Guapo will not poop before it's time and it wasn't time. ARG!
After getting through ticketing, security and the gate agents with El Guapo we finally made it to our seats on the plane. The flight attendants of course thought he was so cute. But I thought, let's see how cute you think he is when he has to take a dump at 12,000 feet...
I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by Guapo. He slept the entire 5 hour flight to Honolulu curled up in my lap. A couple snorts and farts here and there, but otherwise very uneventful.
After landing in Honolulu, we were escorted from the plane to the quarantine station and within 15 minutes Guapo was officially a Hawaiian resident. I decided to walk him back to the terminal to catch our next flight to Maui so he could relieve himself. He finally pooped. I guess he decided the grass was finally warm enough to squat in.
Guapo wasn't too thrilled about getting on another airplane. But, after a short 40 minute flight, he got to see his dad. His name is Scott.
His mom Andrea couldn't be at the airport because she was taking care of his brother Bryson and...
Guapo's family is thrilled to have him.
I took a redeye from Maui to Los Angeles and I'm grateful it was dark because I did a lot of weeping. I'm gonna miss that little guy...
Stella & Gunther's mom,