I went across to Sweden at the end of January, thinking I would be elected Treasurer of the Bloodhound Club, and be too busy to come across later. While I was over there I was informed I had lost the election, but I had been fortunate in other respects :-).
This had enabled me to have a wide choice of puppies, and luckily Olle had decided to keep the other liver and tan bitch, so Emerald became mine. However, there was still a long wait before she could be imported into the UK. This was before rabies restrictions had been relaxed, and Emerald needed to be vaccinated at three months, and a further six months had to elapse after the positive titre had been registered, before she could be brought into the country. I therefore tried to visit every month before then.