Lovely Bichon Frise Huka arrived at London Heathrow after his long-haul flight from New Zealand. Animalcouriers collected him from the airport’s Animal Reception Centre and drove him to his north London destination to start his two-month winter holidays.
We also collected intrepid feline trio Sweetpea, Blaze and Princess who arrived at Heathrow from Canada. They’ll have a short stay with Animalcouriers before rejoining their family.
Huka grinning like a Cheshire cat! Happy holidays, Huka!
Sweetpea does a great mouse impression
Blaze plays peepo
Princess wonders what’s for supper
Meanwhile, in Spain, Teddy and Lola were very excited to be reunited with Joanne, Ines and Cassie
Animalcouriers left the UK yesterday and reached Lyon where we met up with Fanny and her cats Grisette and Nimette. Having flown in from Canada they are making the rest of the journey by road to their new home in Portugal.
The cats were originally due to spend a couple of nights in a cattery but the timing was so perfect we could collect them as they arrived. The cattery owner got a box of choccy biscuits for his trouble! We expect to see him again next month when three more cats of Fanny’s cats fly over from Canada.
Grisette or Nimette
Nimette or Grisette — when we asked Fanny their names, she said she thought that names weren’t really important
Fanny says goodbye, but it won’t be long before they’re back together
This is Africa, who’s travelling with…
…Rony the Teckel. These two dogs, who belong to Antonio, are travelling with us from Manchester to Castellon in Valencia where Carmen is waiting to welcome them.
And this is Teddy, who’s on the trip with…
…Lola. They are heading to Moraira in Spain to rejoin Joanne and her family. They’re a sweet-natured pair who love a cuddle and, of course, a biscuit!
Can’t resist including this photo of the gents at Dobbies garden centre on the M20 – courier M was quite taken with them!
The very beautiful Waffle is home boarding with couriers J and R while waiting to move to Gibraltar to rejoin Liana. Waffle is getting plenty of strokes and ear tickles from two small children who’ve been visiting regularly to help with the day care!
Gorgeous Waffle takes it easy
Waffle’s favourite cat-napping spot — the cosy cupboard full of clean pet bedding!
Esther and her partner came to collect Scottie Luna who travelled with Animalcouriers from Spain
Schnauzer pup Ebony looks to have settled right into her new home in Spain
Oscar is home boarding with courier A in Spain while he waits to fly to the UK, where his owner Jan eagerly awaits his arrival. As you can see, he’s getting plenty of cuddles in the meantime from courier A’s daughter!
As we headed north with our passengers from Spain and France, Animalcouriers made for Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. We were there to collect 10 rescue cats who’d flown in from Greece with two members of the Greek Cat Welfare Society, and are heading to fantastic new homes in the UK.
Among the 10 Greek cats are Daniel…
…Isabella and Angelina…
Meanwhile Australian Shepherd pup Iam arrived at courier J’s home where he ate a huge supper…
…then settled down for a nap. Pretty soon he was back up and rushing around making sure everyone knew he was there!
Here are a couple of the Australian Shepherds waiting for Iam to join them. These two lively pups are around six months old and will doubtless be able to show Iam the ropes. We reckon he’s in for a lovely life!
Now it’s the turn of young Ebony, who is related to Tor, to take to the road. Just 16 weeks old, she’s travelling with us to her new home with Yvonne and Keith in the Murcia area of Spain. They run Costa Calida Golf Tours, so perhaps Ebony will be able to help in the office, or look for lost golf balls?
Either way, she’s a gorgeous young pup who promises to be every bit as good looking as Tor.
Winchy reached his temporary home safely last night at the Orchard Kennels and Cattery in Farges. Owner Dave was kind enough to allow all the dogs on board to have a crazy runaround in his fabulous doggy play area, so by 7.00pm all was quiet in the van, apart from the odd snore! Thanks, Dave!
Bit embarrassing for Winchy — the only photo we could get was of him christening his litter tray, hence the look of concentration! The rest of the time he was playing madly with his toys.
Today Animalcouriers delivered the Three Musketeers, Josie, Maggie and O’Reilly to their new French home with acres of lush green garden to run around in. Everyone was so pleased to be reunited there were even a few tears…
Fat Cat also reached her new French home and is already busy exploring. She and her sister were found as youngsters on a scrap of sandy wasteland in Abu Dhabi, and rescued from a gang of local boys who teased and beat them. The nickname Fat Cat comes from the fact that she always used to steal her sister’s food. Her real name is Minky, but no-one ever calls her that. She’s had a busy life and is looking great for 13!
Remember Kenny, one of the many Setters on our trip last month? He was rescued by Martin and Tracey in Greece and, following a short stay in the UK, is now travelling with Animalcouriers to join them at their new home in Spain.
Also setting off with us from the UK are the Three Musketeers — Labradors Maggie, Josie and O’Reilly. They’ve been waiting in kennels on beautiful Anglesey, off the north-west coast of Wales, for their passports to be ready, so that they can rejoin their family in the Lot et Garonne region of France.
Kenny playing in the autumn leaves as we celebrate crossing Paris
Maggie likes to worry about the whole family — until her attention is caught by a biscuit!
Golden girl Josie
The man of the trio — soft, soppy O’Reilly
Gorgeous Winchy is travelling with Animalcouriers from Northampton to the Limousin. His new home isn’t quite ready so he’ll have a little holiday at a nearby cattery in Farges. He’s so laid back, we can’t imagine it will be a problem for him!
This handsome fellow is called Fat Cat, and is moving from London to the French countryside near Boudrac. We will have to quiz his owners about his name, as there isn’t an ounce of fat on him! (Maybe he has a huge bank account?!)
“We all want to say a huge THANK YOU to all the wonderful people at Animalcouriers. Special hugs from all of us to courier S and courier M. Thank you so much for the lovely trip. You and all the background organisers have been fantastic. Kitties all took to their new home — no stress — no worries.”
They travelled with Animalcouriers from a beautiful mountain home above Lake Geneva in Switzerland to this equally beautiful island off the west coast of Scotland. Although it was quite a long journey, cats really do travel better by road, as we can adapt to their needs as required. This crew were very relaxed throughout and, as this sample shows, look to be very happy in their new home!