First of all: THANK YOU everyone who has been following Little Love's plight from Switzerland to Finland - you support is priceless. Thank you also to those who have taken the time to comment. It is so true what you all said on Wednesday, that I need to a) let go a bit (hard for a control freak like myself) b) remember Little Love will forgive me for all this c) take a deep breath and just wait (and know that she will be okay)
I can't help my obsessive nature thought. Last night I woke up at 3 am and couldn't stop thinking about Little Love. This is really not helpful at all, since at night everything seems worse than it really is. You start feeling like there is no hope. I just have to remember that this will all be over at some point; Little Love has to make it here one way or another. Even if that means I need to get a car and trailer and go get her myself (I already looked into ferry tickets, but the problem is that as we are in prime holiday season, getting a car and trailer on a boat at short notice is nearly impossible...) Although, it looks like perhaps that won't be necessary.
Disheartened by the email of the Finnish transport guy, I wrote him back yesterday. I didn't want to rant at him too much, in case he got pissed off and decided it wasn't worth it dealing with my horse (or me) anymore, but I did write a fairly stern email. He answered me back with a one liner: "The horse will be picked up on Monday and arrive in Finland on Wednesday."
So, my hopes are up again, but with some caution. I'm not sure how far I can trust this message, but I have to hang onto something. Perhaps he will deliver this time. I have to say it's actually the first time he is giving me a exact day instead of saying something like "we'll pick her up maybe around Tuesday or Wednesday". So, does this mean Little Love will be here in five days? I won't believe it until I see it... but wouldn't that just be wonderful??!!! Crossing my finger...