Yesterday evening we collected Bobby the cat who is moving from among the canals in central Amsterdam to Aberdeenshire. Courier S promised to tell Bobby a bedtime story but was a little baffled when asked to do it in Dutch!
We just made it onto the overnight ferry at Hook of Holland after a small scare at customs. No one could find Bobby’s microchip. After a short panic which held the boat up, Courier S used Animalcouriers’ own scanner and found it straight away.
A family send off for Bobby
Lovely van spotted in Amsterdam
The dogs all had a good walk before we boarded the ferry. Gucci wasn’t so sure about the wind messing his hair.
Tor looking very grown up
Alice has become mum to everyone on board and is taking her role very seriously
We colleced Toy poodle Gucci in Germany this morning. She is off to live in Reading to start a new life, with a new owner. It was an exciting day for Gucci and her hair had been done especially for the journey.
Tor is proving rather difficult to photograph. He’s full of puppy playfulness – he will jump, run, leap and somersault – anything but sit still for a photograph! Luckily his owner Karen has sent some photos of him so you can see what a gorgeous fellow he is. He’s a chilled traveller.
Not forgetting someone back at the office with a true passion for liquorice, Courier S has ensured her stock cupboards are refilled with salty and sweet delights.
Gucci checking for crumbs
Tor – look how tall I am already
A close up of the gorgeous fellow
Alice was full of beans this morning – perhaps she’s caught the puppy bug?
Big fluffy Oreo likes to see everywhere we go. He seems to be really enjoy his journey
Pretty but why? Anyone know why there are stipes on these roads?
Animalcouriers arranged for delightful young Cockerpoo Doris to fly with BA to Grand Cayman to join her new family.
She homeboarded with us for a few days before her flight, and we nicknamed her ‘Dancing Doris’ as she was always skipping and leaping about.
Fiona wrote to let us know of her safe arrival and how she’s fitting right in:
“The pilot announced to the plane that there was a puppy on board and that she was doing well, she had been checked on and given water and was fine. It took about 10 minutes to get Doris off the plane and to me.
She has been the perfect puppy since arriving — the first night she got up once in the night, and last night she slept all night — yes, in her own dog bed!!!! She loves attention and seems to be enjoying her new home, playing in the garden, going for walks, going out and about in the car. We are even going to take her to dinner tonight (to a place that has outside seating where well behaved dogs are welcome) — will see how that goes:-)
You were all great in getting Doris to us in Grand Cayman — we much appreciate all your help and will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends.”
Born in Ireland, delightful Havanese puppy Ginger travelled via England to her new home in Bermuda.
Animalcouriers were lucky enough to have Ginger in their care for four days while we arranged her export and import paperwork, and took her to the vet for her export health check.
Although she looks pure white, she has a hint of ginger on her head, hence her name. A real cutie whose tail only stopped wagging when she was asleep, Ginger charms everyone who meets her.
The recent snow in England caused us some concern, as Ginger was due to fly out from Gatwick on the day the first snow was predicted. So courier L set off very early for the airport before the snow started to fall — which was just as well, as two hours later it arrived with a vengeance and there was chaos on the roads.
Ginger was soon checked in at the Gatwick Animal Reception Centre where she immediately began winning new admirers and dispensing cuddles. We then had an anxious wait, checking the flights status online to see that Ginger got off safely. After a 2.5 hour delay she jetted off to the sun and we all let out sighs of relief.
New owner Bianca let us know Ginger arrived safe and well in Bermuda — where she appears to be continuing with her charm offensive. Bianca tells us:
“She arrived at 9.00 and was very happy and very hungry. My daughter was surprised and didn’t believe at first that Ginger was hers! Now she is playing with my daughter and they are both very happy!”
We reached the Greek port of Igoumenitsa this morning following a 26-hour crossing in the company of lively pup Sam.
Sam spent most of his time on board climbing up and down couriers J and M. He had a quick gnaw on the leg of one of the beds in our cabin — and also took a liking to courier M’s boots, both of which he’d dragged into his box by this morning!
He definitely had a few moments of rest, however, as courier J spotted him curled up in courier M’s arms at one point.
We expect to be in Athens tonight and have been able to tell Sam that Alexander is extremely excited about his imminent arrival. We’re pretty sure Alexander will be waiting at Glyfada with a red carpet all rolled out!
There’s just so much to do when you’re only three months old!
Sam tries courier M’s boot for size
‘Our’ beach at Igoumenitsa for dog walking. We expect to be back here walking dogs in a couple of days’ time.