Reunions for Rufus, Athena and Jack; and Sam and Sky are on board

Dogs often find a visit to the vet quite stressful, but it was the opposite for black Labrador Rufus. He travelled with Animalcouriers from Portugal to Scarborough where he was reunited with his owner, Ana, at the vet clinic where she is a nurse. As you can imagine, Rufus was both surprised and delighted to see Ana. And needless to say, all the clinic staff made a huge fuss of him.

From there we continued to Belsay, near Newcastle, to drop cats Athena and Jack at the family’s new home, a lovely farm cottage deep in the country. Athena and Jack will doubtless settle into the lifestyle of country cats very quickly.

Then it was off to collect handsome 14-years-young black cat Sam in Stockport. He’s moving with his devoted owners to a new home in the hills near Perpignan in France. To spare him the stress of the removal men, he’ll homeboard with Animalcouriers for a few days while his old house is packed up, and will then travel with us to France in early October, where his new home will be all ready for him.

Our final collection was eight-month-old Malamute Sky. He’s grown too large for his owner’s home, standing nearly a metre high at the shoulder. So she made the brave and wise decision to let her beloved dog move to live with her parents, who have a lovely big garden and lots of time to spend with him and to continue his training. And of course, plenty of opportunities for frequent visits!

Rufus reunited with Ana — a great reason to visit the vet

Rufus reunited with Ana — a great reason to visit the vet

Fiona and all the family were delighted to see Athena and Jack

Fiona and all the family were delighted to see Athena and Jack

Sam is a gregarious fellow with a wonderful purr, who loves to be lightly stroked along his back

Sam is a gregarious fellow with a wonderful purr, who loves to be lightly stroked along his back

Sam travels with a supply of his favourite sardines in tomato sauce. He was recently put on a fish-only diet but has been known to pop next door and help himself to the neighbour cat's meaty feasts!

Sam travels with a supply of his favourite sardines in tomato sauce. He was recently put on a fish-only diet but has been known to pop next door and help himself to the neighbour cat’s meaty feasts!

Sky en route to his new home with his grandparents

Sky en route to his new home with his grandparents

Meet our latest passengers: First Loki the cat, and Spinone puppies Fanny and Robin

Animalcouriers met up with Giuliano in Rome to collect his daughter’s cat, First Loki. Lara is living and working in London, and now First Loki is off to join her. We really enjoyed meeting Giuliano, who was interesting and good fun to talk to. He insisted on handing First Loki to us personally, and had a quick chat with all the other pets on board before kissing First Loki goodbye.

Then it was on to Pucci to collect gorgeous four-month-old Spinone puppies Fanny and Robin. Originally bred as gun dogs, Spinones are loyal, friendly and alert dogs with a gentle and affectionate temperament. These two bundles of fur and legs are on their way to Tracey and Tina in the UK.

Giuliano makes sure his daughter's beautiful cat, First Loki, gets a proper send-off

Giuliano makes sure his daughter’s beautiful cat, First Loki, gets a proper send-off

Fanny (red) and Robin (brown) are eagerly awaited in the UK by Tracey and Tina respectively

Fanny (red) and Robin (brown) are eagerly awaited in the UK by Tracey and Tina respectively

The two puppies enjoy a stroll

The two puppies enjoy a stroll

Robin comes up for a cuddle

Robin comes up for a cuddle

Fanny gives us a cute look

Fanny gives us a cute look

We found ourselves in the cyclamen-growing area of italy — wonderful bright reds, magentas and pinks, offset by white

We found ourselves in the cyclamen-growing area of italy — wonderful bright reds, magentas and pinks, offset by white

We enjoyed home-made desserts including pistachio, white chocolate, chocolate from South America and nuts at Bislakko in Milan. We received a warm welcome and were able to park our van safely in the garden behind electronic gates.

We enjoyed home-made desserts including pistachio, white chocolate, chocolate from South America and nuts at Bislakko in Milan. We received a warm welcome and were able to park our van safely in the garden behind electronic gates.

Oscar showing off his Pointer background. He was a little travel sick at first but is completely over it now, very chilled out and waggy tailed.

Oscar showing off his Pointer background. He was a little travel sick at first but is completely over it now, very chilled out and waggy tailed.

Daisy and Annie catch sight of each other's reflection — they had a quick bark but soon got over it

Daisy and Annie catch sight of each other’s reflection — they had a quick bark but soon got over it

Stratis looking particularly handsome

Stratis looking particularly handsome

Darius tries out for 'longest tongue'

Darius tries out for ‘longest tongue’

Suzana, who weighs all of four kilos, was described to us by Papa as he handed her over as being 'for security'. For a couple of days we struggled to get near her as she seemed determined to eat us! Finally, armed with a jar of frankfurter sausages and various protective coverings, courier M managed to clip a couple of leads on her and get her out on to the grass — where she was transformed from a howling banshee to a cute and curious little dog.

Suzana, who weighs all of four kilos, was described to us by Papa as he handed her over as being ‘for security’. For a couple of days we struggled to get near her as she seemed determined to eat us! Finally, armed with a jar of frankfurter sausages and various protective coverings, courier M managed to clip a couple of leads on her and get her out on to the grass — where she was transformed from a howling banshee to a cute and curious little dog.

Suzana's transformation complete, she now climbs into courier M's arms and has joined the 'walk me first' chorus!

Suzana’s transformation complete, she now climbs into courier M’s arms and has joined the ‘walk me first’ chorus!

Jedy, Belinha, Peewee, Athena, Jack, Tico, Tica, Roxy, Casper and Rufus are UK bound

Animalcouriers collected darling Golden Retriever Jedy, a very dignified gent at 14 years young. He’s a little frail and not really up for frisky walks, but he loves a gentle amble in the sunshine or a lie-down on the grass in the shade. Understandably his owners are very keen to be reunited with him.

When we picked up Maria’s two cats, Belinha and Peewee, we were given a short lesson in Portuguese to ensure we could pronounce their names and communicate with them. Maria’s mum has been taking great care of these two while Maria relocated to London for work and found accommodation that could take the cats.

‎Fiona’s cats, Athena and Jack, are travelling with us from the Portuguese Algarve to Newcastle, as Fiona is moving back to England. Athena nearly missed the trip as she decided to go walkabout just before we arrived. Fortunately she was found asleep in the grass in the fields behind the house. We gather this isn’t Athena’s first attempt at ‘the great escape’. When she was taken to the vet for her rabies vaccination, she escaped from her cat box in the car park and was missing for several days. The vet was several miles from the family’s fairly new house, and they had almost given up all hope when Athena managed to find her way home.

Pekingese pair Roxy and Casper are becoming seasoned travellers with Animalcouriers as their owner, Pedro, splits his time between Tavira in Portugal and London. When we arrived to collect these bundles of fun, they were very excited to see us, and immediately wanted to play and run around.

Veterinary nurse Ana has moved from Portugal to Scarborough, for work, and is delighted that her black Labrador Rufus can join her now she’s settled in to her new English home. He’s a dog who loves to chat whenever he fancies a walk or a cuddle, and we can understand that Ana has been missing him very much.

Cats Tica and Tico with their amazing blue eyes are moving with their owners from Porto to Worthing. These two cats are full of character as well as stunning good looks.

Lovely gentle Jedy, our senior passenger

Lovely gentle Jedy, our senior passenger

 

Peewee and Belinha — a very chilled out pair

Peewee and Belinha — a very chilled out pair

Athena and Jack — the whole family is looking forward to being reunited

Athena and Jack — the whole family is looking forward to being reunited

Gorgeous Tica is travelling with…

Gorgeous Tica is travelling with…

…the equally gorgeous Tico — love the toning cushion!

…the equally gorgeous Tico — love the toning cushion!

Cheeky Roxy…

Cheeky Roxy…

…and travel companion, the equally cheeky Casper

…and travel companion, the equally cheeky Casper

Rufus, who has been on his best behaviour

Rufus, who has been on his best behaviour

It was an early start in Spain but we had the pleasure of watching the sun rise over the mountains

It was an early start in Spain but we had the pleasure of watching the sun rise over the mountains

Darius, Oscar, Mandy and Annie join the trip as we prepare to leave Greece

Cocker Spaniel Darius belongs to Kelly, who lives in Cambridge. Now Kelly’s sister Theodora, who gained a first in her product design degree, is off to the UK as well, and Darius is going too, where he’ll be reunited with a very excited Kelly.

When Elizabeth and Andros were on holiday in the Kalamata area they adopted a Greek Sheepdog, Oscar, and a blind cat, Mandy. They’ve worked very hard to get a TRACES certificate to allow them to take these two pets out of Greece legally. There were obstacles at every turn and Andros even had to make a second trip to Greece. At the final step we accompanied them to the government veterinary office in Kalamata, where Oscar and Mandy were officially sent on their way to the UK.

Sara and her dog Annie have been on holiday in Zakynthos. Now it’s time to go home and Annie is travelling back to London with Animalcouriers.

Theodora with handsome Darius

Theodora with handsome Darius

Andros with Oscar the dog and Mandy in her cat carrier. Also in the photo is Daphne, who works very hard with stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the Stoupa area. Oscar and Mandy stayed with her until their pet passports became live.

Andros with Oscar the dog and Mandy in her cat carrier. Also in the photo is Daphne, who works very hard with stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the Stoupa area. Oscar and Mandy stayed with her until their pet passports became live.

Jo and John bring us Sara's cute dog Annie

Jo and John bring us Sara’s cute dog Annie

Hallowe'en is fast approaching

Hallowe’en is fast approaching

Watching the sun go down as we walk the dogs on our favourite Greek beach at Igoumenitsa

Watching the sun go down as we walk the dogs on our favourite Greek beach at Igoumenitsa

Hi Martha, says Stratis, the other dogs are jealous of our bandannas!

Hi Martha, says Stratis, the other dogs are jealous of our bandannas!

 I always ask for a matching red lead when I go out

I always ask for a matching red lead when I go out

Sebastian ready for his walk. You can see how nice and straight his legs are, and he has lovely soft fur, too.

Sebastian ready for his walk. You can see how nice and straight his legs are, and he has lovely soft fur, too.

Sebastian takes a shy look at the sea from a safe distance

Sebastian takes a shy look at the sea from a safe distance

Forcy wondering whether she needs to use her legs when walking. She's a dog who'd much rather have a cuddle and a carry!

Forcy wondering whether she needs to use her legs when walking. She’s a dog who’d much rather have a cuddle and a carry!

We've always loved Penelope's diamante collar and are pleased to see she's still sporting it. Penelope is completely deaf, but pretty much the only time you know it is when we open the door of the van to the usual cacophany of 'walk me first' and lots of wagging tails. And there's Penelope, still curled up and sound asleep!

We’ve always loved Penelope’s diamante collar and are pleased to see she’s still sporting it. Penelope is completely deaf, but pretty much the only time you know it is when we open the door of the van to the usual cacophany of ‘walk me first’ and lots of wagging tails. And there’s Penelope, still curled up and sound asleep!

This morning, courier M who usually walks Oscar was busy cleaning a cage, so handed the lead to courier J. Poor Oscar just stood there looking very confused, so in the end we had to swap jobs!

This morning, courier M who usually walks Oscar was busy cleaning a compartment, so handed the lead to courier J. Poor Oscar just stood there looking very confused, so in the end we had to swap jobs!

Annie's attention was caught by some people having a picnic. Maybe there's some food for me? she seems to be wondering. This little girl had a hard start in life, feeding herself from rubbish bins.

Annie’s attention was caught by some people having a picnic. Maybe there’s some food for me? she seems to be wondering. This little girl had a hard start in life, feeding herself from rubbish bins.

Annie spots — and hoovers up — a fragment of biscuit left over from treat time earlier

Annie spots — and hoovers up — a fragment of biscuit left over from treat time earlier

Spaniels like Darius normally have their tails high and their noses down…

Spaniels like Darius normally have their tails high and their noses down…

…so it's rare to catch them sitting down like this

…so it’s rare to catch them sitting down like this

Daisy caught in a gust of wind. Her confidence has grown since we collected her on Crete. But we were sad to hear that the family cat, who'd been on standby to meet Daisy, sadly died last night, poisoned by anti-freeze.

Daisy caught in a gust of wind. Her confidence has grown since we collected her on Crete. But we were sad to hear that the family cat, who’d been on standby to meet Daisy, sadly died last night, poisoned by anti-freeze.

Meet our passengers travelling to Spain and Portugal

Animalcouriers has set off from the UK with pets on board who are heading to Spain and Portugal.

Our first stop was to collect Brockman and Muller in Wales. These two English Bulldogs — known affectionately as Slug and Slobber — are off to Cadiz in Spain, where their footballing owner has relocated to play for a Spanish team. They’re a fine pair of dogs with massive personalities and very charming smiley faces.

Lovely trio Spanish Water Dog Lola, Jack Russell Terrier Millie and Maine Coon Alfie joined us in Lancashire and are travelling with us to Portugal. With shiny new passports and smart haircuts all three were ready for the off when we arrived. We’ll be dropping them off for a short stay at Barking Mad Kennels until their owners arrive.

German Shepherd Dog Nanook met us at the door when we called in to collect her in Lincolnshire. She’s travelling with us to Seville in Spain, where her family are relocating. She’s a sweetheart of a dog who quickly made friends with Brockman and Muller. Nanook recently lost her canine companion and a new chum will be introduced to her in Spain when her family arrive to join her.

From there it was off to France, where we stopped near the southern town of Narbonne to collect Jackie’s three cats and two dogs. Over the years we’ve helped Jackie and family make a number of house moves. Around 11 years ago she moved from Wales to the Andalucia region of Spain with her four cats, then she relocated to France. Now four years later everyone’s heading to the Costa del Sol in Malaga to reconnect with old friends. Naturally some pets have come and gone over time. The current line-up — cats Blackie, Maisie and Madge, and dogs Coco and Derecha — will have a short stay in kennels while the final touches are put to their new Spanish home.

Muller gives us his best wink

Muller gives us his best wink

Brockman tries out for 'longest tongue'

Brockman tries out for ‘longest tongue’

They make a handsome pair

They make a handsome pair

Best mates Lola (behind) and Mille (front)

Best mates Lola (behind) and Mille (front)

Handsome floofy Alfie

Handsome floofy Alfie

Beautiful friendly Nanook

Beautiful friendly Nanook

Jackie's lovely dogs Coco and Derecha

Jackie’s lovely dogs Coco and Derecha

A big hug for Maisie

A big hug for Maisie

Madge has a darling black smudge on her nose

Madge has a darling black smudge on her nose

Blackie gets settled in for the trip south

Blackie gets settled in for the trip south

Coco, Jules and Jim get on board; and Rudi, Lillian, Rusty, Poppy, Sushi and Ninja are home

The last passengers to board the Animalcouriers van in France were darling Bichon Frise Coco and handsome tuxedo cats Jules and Jim. Coco travelled with us in April to the south of France for a lovely long summer holiday, and is now heading home to Glasgow. Regular passengers Jules and Jim have been at their summer residence near Perpignan and are now returning to London.

Once back in Blighty, we reunited Lillian with Jessica, Rusty with Bob, and Sushi and Ninja with Cheila.

We also received a couple of lovely photos from Fiona of cat Poppy, who has moved south from Scotland to live with her.

Coco all ready to get going

Coco all ready to get going

Jules chilling out on the terrace — my, what big paws you have Jules!

Jules chilling out on the terrace — my, what big paws you have Jules!

Rudi was excited to be home with her new family, who adopted her while they were on holiday in Portugal

Rudi was excited to be home with her new family, who adopted her while they were on holiday in Portugal

Little Lillian with Jessica and Romeo — Jessica told us she originally had to barter with some gypsies for Lillian

Little Lillian with Jessica and Romeo — Jessica told us she originally had to barter with some gypsies for Lillian

A rapturous reunion for Rusty and Bob — Rusty has been Bob's sidekick for more years than either cares to admit, since Bob found Rusty as a puppy in a ditch

A rapturous reunion for Rusty and Bob — Rusty has been Bob’s sidekick for more years than either cares to admit, since Bob found Rusty as a puppy in a ditch

Rusty tells Bob all about his travels

Rusty tells Bob all about his travels

Poppy has settled in very well with Fiona

Poppy has settled in very well with Fiona

As you can see, Poppy is very relaxed and happy

As you can see, Poppy is very relaxed and happy

A wonderful video of Ninja exploring, how on earth did he fit in there?

Sushi playing with a new toy – nice and shiny!

Meet Cisco, Clay, Rusty, Aphrodite, Lucie and Jake; and a cute pup who needs a home

Animalcouriers collected Labradors Cisco and Clay at Barking Mad Kennels in Lagos, Portugal. Following a summer in Portugal, these two are heading back to Wimbledon in the UK to rejoin their family. Also getting on board was Rusty, who is moving to Surrey having lived all his life until now on the Algarve. He’s quite a senior chap so his family are keen to have him home.

We stayed the night at the Monte Rosa B&B, just a few kilometres from the kennels. It’s a very quiet, rural location — perfect for us and our pets.

As we continued north the next morning, we stopped near Mexilhoeria Grande to collect Aphrodite from her breeder Ana. Although bred in Portugal, Aphrodite is a British Shorthair, who’s off to live in Scotland.

Once across the border and into Spain, we called in at Pets Paradise in Sabinillas in Andalucia, where we were pleased to catch up with owner Louise again. She brought us Lucie, who belongs to Jayne. Jayne relocated from Gibraltar to the UK a few weeks ago, and we were pleased to recommend Pets Paradise, where Lucie could stay until we could collect her.

While were chatting with Louise we noticed a police car cruising around. Louise went to see what was happening and discovered the police were trying to round up a stray puppy. Had the officers taken her to the Malaga pound, she would have been put to sleep after seven days if not claimed or rehomed. So Louise took charge of her temporarily and is trying to find a home for her.

Finally, near Marbella, we were joined by regular passenger Jake, a handsome Weimaraner. He seemed pleased to see us and hopped readily into his ‘usual’ compartment. Jake is on his way back to Ireland after his summer holidays.

We love this sign at Barking Mad Kennels

We love this sign at Barking Mad Kennels

Mini Pinscher Lillian's parasite treatment (required for entry into the UK under the pet passport scheme) had timed out, so kennels owner Heather kindly offered to take her to their vet to have it redone

Mini Pinscher Lillian’s parasite treatment (required for entry into the UK under the pet passport scheme) had timed out, so kennels owner Heather kindly offered to take her to their vet to have it redone

Cisco and Clay very excited at the prospect of the journey, waiting eagerly to come out to the van

Cisco and Clay very excited at the prospect of the journey, waiting eagerly to come out to the van

Kennels owner Alan showing off his dog management skills, trying to get Cisco to face the camera — but Cisco thought it was all about sitting for treats

Kennels owner Alan showing off his dog management skills, trying to get Cisco to face the camera — but Cisco thought it was all about sitting for treats

Success at last! Heather and Alan told us they have enjoyed having Cisco  and Clay to stay.

Success at last! Heather and Alan told us they have enjoyed having Cisco and Clay to stay.

Heather brings us Rusty

Heather brings us Rusty

Rusty is ready for the off, with a lovely soft bed in his compartment to rest his old bones on

Rusty is ready for the off, with a lovely soft bed in his compartment to rest his old bones on

He may a senior chap but Rusty is very alert and interested in everything going on around him.

He may a senior chap but Rusty is very alert and interested in everything going on around him

A local resident at the Monte Rosa B&B

A local resident at the Monte Rosa B&B

Rudi was beside herself, desperate to get a sniff of the cat, who couldn't have been less interested

Rudi was beside herself, desperate to get a sniff of the cat, who couldn’t have been less interested

As the cat sauntered off to find something more interesting to do, Rudi showed off her 'standing on my back legs, looking over the wall' skills until the cat was out of sight

As the cat sauntered off to find something more interesting to do, Rudi showed off her ‘standing on my back legs, looking over the wall’ skills until the cat was out of sight

Following a sumptuous breakfast, we were ready to hit the road

Following a sumptuous breakfast, we were ready to hit the road

Ana and her husband with Aphrodite

Ana and her husband with Aphrodite

Louise brings us Jayne's cat Lucie

Louise brings us Jayne’s cat Lucie

The homeless pup in Louise's temporary care — about 8-10 weeks old and real cutie

The homeless pup in Louise’s temporary care — about 8-10 weeks old and real cutie

Jake arriving to join our trip

Jake arriving to join our trip

Jake watching courier M putting the final touches to his bedroom

Jake watching courier M putting the final touches to his bedroom

Spotted on our drive — maize (sweetcorn) drying in the sun

Spotted on our drive — maize (sweetcorn) drying in the sun

Jet-setting pets — Dixie, Sasha and Vikki; Nutmeg; Charlie; and Trygve

Animalcouriers arranged for Spaniels Dixie, Sasha and Vikki to fly home to London Gatwick following a summer holiday in Majorca. Their owners travel a lot for work, so the next flight this intrepid trio takes may be to South America in a few months’ time.

Golden Retriever Nutmeg, who flew to Shanghai just a few days ago is doing well. He overnighted in Hong Kong where he homeboarded with Ferndale Kennels, the Hong Kong pet transport company that took care of the Chinese leg of his journey. Nutmeg’s owner Sinead told us:

“Just thought I would get in touch and let you know Nutmeg has arrived safely and is starting to settle down in his new environment. Thank you for a great service and will be in touch when he returns!”

We also heard from Francene in Barbados that young King Charles Spaniel puppy Rhys — now known as Charlie — arrived safely:

“Thank you again for facilitating and accommodating my purchase of a puppy from Raoul. Everything worked out and the puppy arrived safely. The flight was slightly delayed but the puppy was fine and is now settling in nicely.”

And finally, Norwegian Forest kitten Trygve recently moved from Yorkshire to Singapore. His breeder Loraine was understandably anxious about the move, but was reassured when new owner Carina wrote to say:

“Trygve arrived safely and in good spirits. He very quickly settled in with no signs of jet lag despite the long journey. We would like to say a very big thank you to you and your team for all your help with the arrangements and for being so accommodating to our needs and requests. We also appreciate the promptness with which you responded to our emails which made communication so easy given the time difference between us.”

Dixie, Sasha and Vikki touch down in London

Dixie, Sasha and Vikki touch down in London

Nutmeg overnighting in Hong Kong

Nutmeg overnighting in Hong Kong

Cute pup Charlie explores his new garden

Cute pup Charlie explores his new garden

Handsome young Trygve settles in to his new home in Singapore

Handsome young Trygve settles in to his new home in Singapore

Trygve at 15 weeks old, before he left Yorkshire

Trygve at 15 weeks old, before he left Yorkshire

Two different Spaniels, two different destinations

Animalcouriers recently welcomed King Charles Spaniel puppy Rhyss and 12-year-old Cocker Spaniel Billybob as homeboarders.

Young Rhyss stayed with us for a couple of days so that we could prepare him for his flight to Barbados. Despite being quite a young puppy, we found him to be a very placid and laid-back fellow, always ready for a chat or a play or to share his supper. We look forward to hearing how he settles in to his new life in the sun.

Billybob stayed with us for a little longer. He originally came to the UK from Australia with his owners Veronique and her husband a few years ago, and has been living in London ever since. Now the family is going back, so Billybob started the round of tests and paperwork that are required for pets to enter Australia.

Unfortunately he tested positive for a blood disorder, Ehrlichia, and Australia doesn’t permit dogs with this disease to enter the country — even when the dog originally came from Australia and could potentially have contracted the disease while living there.

So Veronique had quite a dilemma on her hands. Fortunately, however, a member of her family in Liege in Belgium has offered Billybob a new home. It’s a very happy arrangement and a huge relief for Veronique.

Billybob set off for Belgium today with Animalcouriers. Veronique will be in Liège to meet him and get him settled in, before she leaves for Australia.

Young pup Rhyss

Young pup Rhyss

Handsome grown-up Billybob

Handsome grown-up Billybob

Billybob gets a goodbye hug before he leaves for Belgium

Billybob gets a goodbye hug before he leaves for Belgium

Happy reunions for Banksy, Nina, Jura and Thrall

Cats Banksy and Nina and pups Jura and Thrall recently travelled with Animalcouriers from mainland Europe to the UK. Their owners have all been in touch to update us on how their pets are settling in to their new homes.

Cute young Banksy started his trip in Portugal. He was found by Tanis on a bank — hence the name — and has now joined her in the UK. Tanis is the owner of Sussex Life magazine and will be doing a feature on his journey. Perhaps Banksy will become her editorial assistant when he’s a little older?

Super fluffy black-and-white cat Nina travelled with us from Italy and has been reunited with Sandro in London. Sandro wrote with some photos of Nina, saying:

“Just a few words to thank you and your team for taking so much care of Nina during her trip to London. Nina arrived in a very good shape, she spent the entire next day sleeping on my bed. Now she has started her normal life and routine in our new place (like stalking people from the window). In case of future needs I know who to call.”

Meanwhile, lively young dogs Jura and Thrall from Barcelona in Spain are settling in to their new home in Edinburgh. Yolanda sent some photos and told us:

“The little ones seem so happy!! Thank you for everything!!”

Banksy counting raindrops

Banksy counting raindrops

What's caught Banksy's eye?

What’s caught Banksy’s eye?

Nina catching a few zeds

Nina catching a few zeds

Nina back to her stalking habits

Nina back to her stalking habits

Jura and Thrall are such a well behaved pair…

Jura and Thrall are such a well behaved pair…

…They stick close together out on their walks

…They stick close together out on their walks