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!
“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!
Handsome white cat Prince was rescued and fostered in Greece, and now has a wonderful forever home in Suffolk.
Twelve hours after starting his journey Animalcouriers delivered him to his new family where he was warmly greeted. He’s joining two other rescue cats who both came to see the new arrival. For a little while, however, Prince will have his own room, giving him plenty of time and space to settle in to his new family.
Pointer Rex and his companion Flor, a Boerboel, are off to join their owner Isabel in Cyprus.
Because she cares so much about these two, Isabel wanted their journey to be as stress-free as possible. But they’re both big dogs, and there were no easy routes for them to take from Portugal.
Fortunately, her very kind trainer Claudio was able to drive them from Lisbon to Calais, in northern France, which is where Animalcouriers met them yesterday to bring the dogs to the UK. Courier J2 spent some time walking them and getting to know them, ably assisted by a handful of best British bangers!
From the UK, Rex and Flor will fly to Cyprus. They have to wait until 9 December for a flight that can take two such large travel boxes. So we have arranged for them to stay at a kennels near Heathrow airport until then.
Courier J2 with Flor (L) and Claudio with Rex (R)
Look how tall Rex is!
Flor rests her head on Rex’s back
Flor settles in for the crossing to the UK, with Rex beside her
Animalcouriers left on the ferry with Francesca’s 10 cats, who were safely delivered to their new home on the Isle of Mull, where they immediately set about exploring their new surroundings. We were rather jealous of their new scenic view!
Our ferry approaches Oban
Aicha (R) has come out to play with her travel companion Makia (L)
On arrival at their new home, Clooney gets busy exploring…
…as does Makia
Modzon wonders if it’s time for tea yet
Patsy bags a window seat
The cats’ new view
We had time before the ferry left to explore Tobermory, which younger followers of our blog will recognise as Balamory, the location of the eponymous BBC children’s TV series
Abandoned fishing boats
Duart Castle, ancestral home of the clan Maclean
All those brightly coloured houses in context as the ferry pulls
Ten fabulous cats and their owner are making an epic journey to a new life on the Isle of Mull on the west coast of Scotland.
Yesterday morning Animalcouriers collected them in the mountains above Lake Geneva, drove them across France, then crossed to England. Today they’re heading to Scotland and the Isle of Mull crossing.
Every one of these 10 cats found or chose their human. All were strays who decided that the food and board at the Swiss mountain house was too good to resist, and have stayed ever since. The oldest cat is Patsy, 19 and a half years young, and completely up for her new Scottish adventure.
Patrick and Amelia reached Zurich yesterday afternoon with Animalcouriers , where their new mum was delighted to meet this gorgeous pair. It was hugs and purrs all round!
Meanwhile, back in the UK, beautiful Maow was reunited with her owner, artist Ben Craven, who came with his son to collect her. “How has she been?” asked Ben, with some trepidation, as she apparently has a reputation for being quite fussy about who she’ll talk to outside her immediate family. But discretion being the better part of valour, our lips remained sealed!
Having left Italy, Ben is now off to open a workshop in India. Maow will stay with Ben’s dad in London while he’s away.
Courier S considers stopping in for a special Swiss supper