on the road with Animalcouriers

Reunions for Iorek, Tubbo, Bertie and Ted; and Bumble gets on board

Having delivered cats Willow and Teddy to their owners in Brittany, and Hector to his family near Paris, Animalcouriers headed for the border with Italy. We stopped near Geneva to collect Yellow Labrador Bumble, who’s been staying with Rowena and her Golden Retriever Rusty. Bumble is travelling with us to rejoin Jude, Roger and family, who’ve gone on ahead to Athens where Roger is working in shipping.

Once across the border, we stopped in Milan to deliver Iorek to Nadia, who welcomed him on behalf of Isabella, who’s following on from Birmingham. The whole family turned out to greet him!

Then it was on to the picturesque town of Monterchi in Tuscany, to reunite bewhiskered black-and-white puss Tubbo with Ian and family. Monterchi boast the only known depiction of a pregnant Madonna — unfortunately we couldn’t stop to see it, but fortunately Wikipedia came up trumps.

This morning we drove to Naples where we reunited Beagles Bertie and Ted with their owner Robert, who’s on an attachment with NATO. These lucky dogs are just a couple of minutes from the beach, and have a nature reserve on their doorstep that contains some ancient ruins. With their noses, perhaps they’ll sniff out some antique treasures!

Rusty, Bumble's temporary host — any excuse to post a picture of a Golden Retriever!

Rusty, Bumble’s temporary host — any excuse to post a picture of a Golden Retriever!

Bumble behind, Rusty in front, Rowena in between

Bumble behind, Rusty in front, Rowena in between

Bumble enjoying an evening leg stretch

Bumble enjoying an evening leg stretch

A joyful reunion for Iorek with his owner's sister Nadia and other members of the family

A joyful reunion for Iorek with his owner’s sister Nadia and other members of the family

Man versus pizza. Courier Mike was beaten hands down!

Man versus pizza. Courier Mike was beaten hands down!

Wonderful Tuscan countryside

Wonderful Tuscan countryside

We just had to get closer to those sunflowers!

We just had to get closer to those sunflowers!

Tubbo safely delivered to Ian. You know it’s Tubbo from those magnificent whiskers!

Bertie and Ted delighted to be back with Robert

Bertie and Ted delighted to be back with Robert

We've driven round some splendid roundabouts on this trip. This one in France…

We’ve driven round some splendid roundabouts on this trip. This one in France…

…and this one in Italy

…and this one in Italy

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:53+00:00 Monday, July 13, 2015|animal transportation, pet travel by road|30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. easyweimaraner July 13, 2015 at 11:43 am - Reply

    it must be great to be a Courier at AC… it’s not only bringing pets from a to b it’s delivering joy and happiness and it’s a little like a howl-i-day to see so much great places :o) btw: but don’t hire my mom, she is a bad weather on wheels and a public danger lol

  2. Clowie July 13, 2015 at 11:45 am - Reply

    That sounds like a complicated trip! It’s good to see so many smiling faces.
    That roundabout in Italy is quite something!

    • Animalcouriers July 13, 2015 at 1:14 pm - Reply

      We’re continually entranced by the roundabouts we see on our journeys.

  3. Clowie July 13, 2015 at 11:46 am - Reply

    There were no comments when i got here – and still Easy beat me by 2 minutes!

  4. onespoiledcat July 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    How lovely that Iorek had a big bunch of family welcoming him when he arrived home! Everyone else looks quite happy and sunflowers are ALWAYS happy!

    Pam and Sam

    • Animalcouriers July 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Iorek’s greeting party were so happy to see him! Can’t be gloomy surrounded by sunflowers 😀

  5. Jovina Coughlin July 13, 2015 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Pizza and sunflowers to top it all off! Plus all the beauties. Lovely photos.

  6. Timothy Price July 13, 2015 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Yellow labs and sunflowers, pizza and whiskers, beagles and giant Les Paul guitars. Definitely some of my favorite things!

    • Animalcouriers July 13, 2015 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      Ours too but you’ve given us a terrible earworm 😀

      • Timothy Price July 13, 2015 at 3:09 pm - Reply

        Just take a spoon fun of sugar then! Oh! wait! I believe I’m mixing musicals 😉

        • Animalcouriers July 15, 2015 at 4:05 pm - Reply

          Stop right there!

          • Timothy Price July 15, 2015 at 9:08 pm

            Mixed breeds, mixed musicals? Fun! Fun! Fun! BTW Do you run into the Tour de France on any of your adventures?

  7. Sand Spring Chesapeakes July 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    beautiful sunflowers and that pizza made me hungry.

  8. tootlepedal July 13, 2015 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    That Italian roundabout is a marvel.

  9. Linda Anselmi July 15, 2015 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Pizza, sunflowers, happy animals — AND a horse drawn carriage hedge. Now that is a trip.

  10. heretherebespiders July 15, 2015 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Love the scenery you share along with the fur-persons!

  11. crazytraintotinkytown July 16, 2015 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    what wouldn’t I give to walk through that field of sunflowers although as I’m on crutches at present might have to wait a while

    • Animalcouriers July 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm - Reply

      Yikes Dallas – what on earth happened? Hope you’re mending fast – keep that thought of walking through sunflowers when you’re better.

  12. Animalcouriers July 17, 2015 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Delighted to hear that Iorek has settled well – sensible chap to head for the water whenever he can! He was a pleasure to spend time with and we wish you all well in Italy. Keep cool!

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