UK reunions for Mal’s cats and birds; and Gill’s dogs, cats and rabbits

If you keep up with the Animalcouriers blog, you’ll know that couriers J and M recently collected Mal and Mike’s 22 cats and two birds from their previous home in the Lot-et-Garonne in France. Now they’ve reached their new home in Lincolnshire.

When we arrived, the lovely new cattery was still under construction! By about 5.00pm it was pretty much ready, so courier M started helping Mal move her cats into their new home.

Disaster struck, however, when two of the feistier felines discovered that a small part of the cattery roof wasn’t secure — Brandy managed to squeeze through the gap and made a run for it before he could be grabbed. He’s still at large, but Mal is very experienced at catching cats. She’s set up cat traps, let her neighbours know to be on the lookout, and is carrying out regular patrols. We’re all keeping our fingers crossed.

Courier M helped out with emergency repairs, but moving the rest of the cats was put off until this morning, once proper repairs had been made.

Mal greets her cats on their arrival

Mal greets her cats on their arrival

The cattery in all its glory

The cattery in all its glory

Mal making sure all the bedrooms are shipshape

Mal making sure all the bedrooms are shipshape

Tucking in to some yummy nosh

Tucking in to some yummy nosh

Relaxing on a fleecy blanket

Relaxing on a fleecy blanket

Posing against an autumnal backdrop

Posing against an autumnal backdrop

Courier Mike was also on the road, delivering Gill’s family of pets who travelled with him from Normandy, to their new home in Dorchester. It was a great homecoming for dogs Rosie Pomme, Dolly and Gracie Mai. The two rabbits, along with the four cats — Ginger, Madge, Suzanne and Minou — took it all a bit more calmly!

 

Little Gracie Mai — a blur of fur!

Little Gracie Mai — a blur of fur!

Burmese Mountain Dog Dolly heads straight in through the gate

Burmese Mountain Dog Dolly heads straight in through the gate

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Very excited German Shepherd dog Rosie Pomme bounds towards Gill

Destination UAE: Molly and Honey relocate; Johney is off to demonstrate his skills

Animalcouriers collected gorgeous dogs Molly and Honey in Lincolnshire and homeboarded them overnight. Both girls were very relaxed and quickly made themselves at home. The next morning it was off to the airport for their flight to Dubai to rejoin their owners. Martyn and Beth had gone on ahead to the United Arab Emirates to make sure everything would be ready for the dogs’ arrival. Martyn wrote to say:

“Two very excited dogs now in their new home in Dubai! Thanks for all the help!”

Also heading to UAE was Border Collie Johney, off to give a demonstration of his sheep-handling skills. He was accompanied by his owner, Katy, a former winner of ‘One Man and his Dog’ (a UK TV series featuring sheepdog trials) and now one of the show’s judges.

When Animalcouriers spoke to Katy last week, we could hear her scraping snow. She told us how much she was looking forward to swapping cold and wintry Cumbria for the warmth of Dubai for a couple of weeks.

Beautiful Molly gives a relaxed smile for the camera 

Lovely Honey, very laid back and paws straight under the table

Lovely Honey, very laid back and paws straight under the table

Johney at the Emirates check-in desk before his flight to Dubai

Johney at the Emirates check-in desk before his flight to Dubai

Little Vlads is heading for Bermuda

Eight-week-old Cockadoodle Vlads is travelling all the way from England to Bermuda. Animalcouriers collected this puppy in Lincolnshire and drove him to Surrey, where he’ll homeboard with us until his papers are ready for him to fly.

We know L will thoroughly enjoy looking after him until he’s ready to head off to join his excited new family in Bermuda.

We’d like to wish all our followers and friends a very Happy Easter — what better way to celebrate than with a little puppy porn!

Vlads settles in for the journey south

Vlads settles in for the journey south