The Governor's pet dogs, Whisky and Soda, have won an extra couple of days in Hong Kong, thanks to a French air dispute. The Norfolk terriers were to have boarded a Cathay Pacific flight to France yesterday, where Chris and Lavender Patten have a home, but have been grounded by a strike threat by Air Inter Europe cabin staff. Air Inter would have taken them on the last leg of their journey from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to Toulouse. Lindsey Ward, spokesman for Export A Pet, which is organising their journey, said if the dogs had travelled tonight as planned, they risked having to spend three days in a Paris warehouse. As a result the pets' departure has been delayed by two days. But there was no question of Whisky and Soda being stuck in Hong Kong after the handover. 'We've had absolute confirmation that they'll be out on Sunday night,' said Ms Ward. 'This means they will arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport on Monday, which gives us a lot more options for flights to Toulouse, even if Air Inter is on strike then.' The pampered pets will each travel in their own wooden crate in Cathay's live animal hold, which has the same air pressure and temperature as provided for the airline's human cargo.