Cats Chico and Lola are travelling with Animalcouriers from Portugal’s Algarve to South Wales. Their owner, Nicola, had to go back to the UK ahead of them. So Chico and Lola stayed on in the sun for another five months with Nicola’s friend Sue and her family, waiting for their pet passports to become valid.

Animalcouriers were about to start their journey when Lola went missing. You can imagine how devastated both Sue and Nicola felt.

Sue frantically searched the neighbourhood, asking if anyone had seen Lola. She even asked a holidaying German family renting a nearby house if they’d seen a cat, not for one moment expecting they’d’ve noticed one. But they calmly announced that a cat was living with them — who indeed turned out to be Lola. What can they have been thinking?

So, mystery solved and great relief all round. Both Chico and Lola are now on their way back to Nicola.

Chico

Lola