| USA TODAY
Sluggish and regular does win the race.
Goaltender Braden Holtby, who was delayed by paperwork on the border this week as he tried to convey the household tortoises into Canada, is safely in. So are pets Honey and Maple.
And now Holtby, the longtime Washington Capital who signed a two-year free-agent deal this fall with Vancouver, can settle in and put together for his new function as Canucks goalie.
The saga turned public Wednesday afternoon when Holtby’s spouse, Brandi, tweeted asking if anybody had contacts with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Worldwide as a result of the goaltender wanted an export allow to convey the pets throughout the border. She later tweeted that that they had the correct import paperwork, however not what the U.S. company wanted.
Friday, Brandi tweeted the excellent news:
“Welcome to Canada, Honey and Maple!” she tweeted. “Large shout out to @USFWS for working so exhausting for us! Thanks for everybody’s concern. NOW you might snigger on the picture of Braden being caught on the border with a tortoise below every arm.”
The company replied to her: “Honey and Maple at the moment are shell-ebrities! Glad we have been in a position to assist – have a turtley superior weekend!”
It additionally tweeted out a hyperlink for acquiring the correct paperwork in case anybody else was seeking to convey a turtle in another country.
Brandi retweeted that so others might see.