Tika of Tahilla…she made it!

Passing rainbow cloud…Tahilla Farm

There has been some serious nail biting going on at Tahilla Farm this week as we patiently awaited Tika's arrival from Ho Chi Minh City to Boston. Everything went topsy turvy when President Barack Obama arrived in Vietnam earlier this week. For security reasons, Tika's flight was pushed back two days. I admit it had me in a panic…something that is easy for me to do.

It didn't last long as I knew we were in good hands. The photo below is of our driver, Mr. Khai, saying farwell to Tika at the HCMC Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Mr. Khai has been a devoted friend to Tika's these past four years. She has been a very lucky girl!

Mr. Khai sees Tika safely to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

This was Tika's fouth international flight in 13 years and thankfully it will be her last. She flew 21 hours in addition to spending 28 hours in Dubai at the airport pet hotel. An exhausting journey!

I am so very happy to report that Tika is doing fine. A bit smelly and stiff in the legs but within a few minutes she was off and running, stopping long enough to let us give her a good wash. It was WONDERFUL to see her back in open fields again. I have been waiting for this moment since we bought the house in 2012. Her time has finally come!

Tika of Tahilla Farm taking in her new surroundings.

I want to thank all of you for your thoughtful wishes
for Tika's safe arrival. There were moments when I 
was close to pulling my hair out…your kind words
helped more than you know. Thank you!

Until next time...
very best wishes for a 
wonderful weekend!

Jeanne xx


  1. I've had her on my mind, and in my prayers, for two days. So thrilled she's home safe. xoxo

    HAVE DOG CAN TRAVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SHE KNEW where she was going!!!!!!!!!

  3. Dear Jeanne,

    So relieved to hear Tika is home and doing well. One look at beautiful Tahilla Farm and those beautiful fields must have added another 13 years to her resume! And, what a wonderful time to return home...lovely!

  4. Tika is home at last! She will have years of a beautiful life at Tahilla. Happy for her to be through with the traveling on airplanes.

  5. She's a beauuty! Glad she's home safe and sound and ready to tame the critters at Tahilla Farm. Know you will enjoy your summer.

  6. YAY! Tika looks so happy, and very grateful!

  7. A new beautiful Tanilla Farm for a home. Summer is coming. Welcome.
    Tika looks happy.

  8. I can imagine how difficult it was for you to have to wait so long for Tika's arrival after she had such an arduous trip. So happy for you that all is well.
    We've never had to put our dogs on a plane although we have had to leave them in a kennel when we traveled overseas. It is always such a joyous homecoming.

  9. Bravo to you both!! What a resilient and beautiful dog Tika is. I imagine that she was as happy to reunite with you as you were to reunited with her. She looks right at home at Tahilla Farm. Looking forward to many more Tika stories, Leslie in Oregon

  10. Tika is going to love her new found freedom at Tahilla farm. It will be quite a change from Saigon.

  11. That's so wonderful that she made it safe and sound and is now enjoying the green grass of Tahilla Farm. I think I would have a good, long run in that lush grass too if I was there.

  12. Girls are strong...what good news and I sure Tika will feel very homely and happy
    in her new home. Place is enough to run over the green.


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