Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Decision on our Appeal

YAY! The Customs Collector turned out to be a good guy. At 4:53 PM today, he personally called the Secretary to inform that my wheelchair will no longer be subjected to customs duties so UPS may proceed to deliver it.

Good thing the Secretary was able to catch him on the phone earlier. She realized we needed to change strategy because raising legal arguments will involve bureaucratic processes that will only prolong our agony. So the Secretary did the next best thing: BEG. Yes, she told the Customs Collector that she will beg if she had to so he would take pity on me.

The appeal to emotions worked, and we get to keep our one month food allowance( which we would have ended paying to the Bureau of Customs).

Hurray to the Power of Paws- The power in believing that anything can be possible for as long as we don't give up.We doggies and kitties know it by heart, my hoomans learned through the saga of my wheelchair.

I am still crossing my paws but I think I can face any more challenge that will come in the way between me and my wheelies. Thank you my dear friends, you know who you are. You give me strength.


  1. Yeheeeeeyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!! So happy, sooo, soooo, happy!!!!!!!! Please let the Customs Collector how he made soooo many happy.

    Lex, Snap and Catherine

  2. Hi Scarlet
    Wonderful news. We are so excited to see you in your new wheels.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  3. Wow that is very good news! Congrats!!

  4. Yaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!! We celebrate with you Secretary and Scarlet (And the good Doctor). You obviously touched the heart of this customs guy and he was in the right place at the right time. Good things DO still happen to good people (and GOOD Scarlets)!

    Of course, you realise the NEXT problem, don't you...? Once they see her wheels, Jappy, Moy-Moy and Trudis will want them as well!!!

    Don't say we didn't warn you...!

    Seriously - we are delighted at this good news.

    With much love to you all,

    Jasper and Ruth x

  5. Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
    I am so happy to know this!
    Maybe we can send to him a card to say Thanks!
    I will be waiting for more news!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  6. What a lot of trouble and worry those customs people put you through!! Anyway, it's a very happy ending, thanks to the Secretary's persistence and quick thinking. Just a few more days....I bet you're excited, Scarlet!

  7. Superb news! The last thing you need is more hurdles...

  8. Such Great News Scarlet! Human Granny is crying. She was crying when she read the other blog entry but now she is crying Happy tears. What Great news! I hope that she (human Granny) it typing the words right because sometime when she reads your blog she gets the keyboard all wet and can not see what she is typing. I am so very Happy and you are so Blessed! I can't wait until the chair is in your little paws. WooHoo! Blessing to the Secretary and The Animal Doctor too! We love them both for all they do for you and all the animals.....<3
    Licks and Wags, Ariel <3

  9. Great News - can't wait to see the video of you and your new wheels...



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