Hello all, my name is Maya and I am the family dog. I was born in the United States, where my dad - a nice guy from Brooklyn - brought me home to my mom, who was born in Italy, and my sister, Mina - a very nice albeit maybe a little overweight lady cat. We have lived in New England for almost three years, until these crazy people I live with decided to move to London. And so the bureaucratic path started, with micro-chipping and vaccinating and blood testing and so forth. But both myself and my sister and in excellent health, and we'll be landing in Heathrow on Tuesday 3 May. My parents have secured a lovely flat in Shepherds Bush, and while it has a little bit of a terrace, I cannot wait to visit the neighboring Hammersmith Park and Shepherds Bush Green - and then on to new adventures. I am a very social and happy dog, and I am looking forward to meeting new friends and having the chance to play. By joining this forum I hope maybe set up some play dates or get some advice for life in the city, as I really only experienced quiet New England and might be a little nervous at first in the big metropolis. I hope you'll reach out and become my friend - my mom will help me keep in touch. Looking forward to starting to explore my new home, and to hearing from those of you that would like to meet for a romp in Hammersmith Park soon! Best, Maya the Dog P.S. my mum is asking - if someone can help with these human matters: do I (and my sister Mina the Cat) have to be registered with any authorities once I arrive in the UK?