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on the road with Animalcouriers

Meet our passengers travelling to France, Germany and Switzerland, and from Sweden and Germany

Courier Richard recently travelled with a troupe of delightful dogs and an adorable hamster to France, Germany and Switzerland. He headed back to the UK via Sweden and Germany with two gorgeous cats and a charming dog.

Perdits Kiss the Blarney

This marvellously monikered young Dalmatian travelled with us from Lancashire to Marboz in France, where she’ll be known to her family as Star.

Adorable Star (sporting a pink collar) meets her new playmates who hail from the UK and Russia

Adorable Star (sporting a pink collar) meets her new playmates who hail from the UK and Russia

Tilly

Yorkshire Terrier Tilly travelled with us from Richmond in Surrey to St Prex in Switzerland.

Charming Tilly en route — she had the best seat in the house, just behind the driver's seat, making Courier Richard smile every time he caught sight of her in the mirror

Charming Tilly en route — she had the best seat in the house, just behind the driver’s seat, making Courier Richard smile every time he caught sight of her in the mirror

Tilly being greeted by all the girls — three generations of women from the family turned out!

Tilly being greeted by all the girls — three generations of women from the family turned out!

A fabulous playground barely 30 metres from Tilly's front gate

A fabulous playground barely 30 metres from Tilly’s front gate

Max

Young Collie Max, from Scotland, is on the threshold of his working life in Switzerland. Greg will be training him up to work with livestock. We felt that Max was a very promising candidate, displaying all the best characteristics of a well bred Collie.

Max's attention is caught by something in the distance

Max’s attention is caught by something in the distance

Handsome young Collie Max meets Greg

Handsome young Collie Max meets Greg

Kima and Punk

Flat-coated Retriever Kima and Tibetan Terrier Punk travelled with us from Wimbledon to the St Moritz area of Switzerland. Punk needed an emergency bath just before we set off, as she’d rolled in something unspeakable while walking on Wimbledon Common.

Best pals Kima and Punk, ready for the off

Best pals Kima and Punk, ready for the off

Such an obedient pair — despite the excitement of being reunited, Kim and Punk complied with Davina's request that they not jump up

Such an obedient pair — despite the excitement of being reunited, Kim and Punk complied with Davina’s request that they not jump up

Peter

Peter must be one of the world’s most travelled hamsters, and very probably the only one to have travelled both ways on the Swiss Albula Pass in a single afternoon!

He travelled with us from Manchester to rejoin owner Annekatherin in Burgheim, Germany.

Peter gets ready for a night on the treadmill

Peter gets ready for a night on the treadmill

Annekatherin delighted to welcome Peter home. Peter was fast asleep following his active night shift!

Annekatherin delighted to welcome Peter home. Peter was fast asleep following his active night shift!

Annekatherin presented courier Richard with a yummy sausage-filled pastry, fresh from the bakers. Thanks, Annekatherin!

Annekatherin presented courier Richard with a yummy sausage-filled pastry, fresh from the bakers. Thanks, Annekatherin!

With a little bit of time to spare, we headed for Nuremberg in northern Bavaria and its famous market square.

The imposing Gothic Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in the market square

The imposing Gothic Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in the market square

A delightful horticultural stall

A delightful horticultural stall

Delicious fresh fruit and veggies on sale here

Delicious fresh fruit and veggies on sale here

Just married!

Just married!

The ornate Schöner Brunnen, a 14th century fountain, in the square

The ornate Schöner Brunnen, a 14th century fountain, in the square

It really is ornate, as this close-up shows

It really is ornate, as this close-up shows

Yoshi

Yoshi, a 16-years-young Bengal, is relocating from Sweden to Spain with his owners Maria, who is Spanish, and her Swedish husband. Yoshi settled in amazingly quickly and enjoyed a smooth crossing of the Baltic sea.

Cool, calm and collected Yoshi

Cool, calm and collected Yoshi

Rigor Mortis

Husky Rigor Mortis — Riggs to his friends — belongs to Max and Kacey. We collected him from Max in Berlin and delivered him to Kacey, who is already in Hertfordshire. He’s a very affectionate hound who offers his paw when he sits. We could completely understand why Kacey was so eager to be reunited with him.

Magnificent Riggs

Magnificent Riggs

Andy

Our last stop before heading for the UK was in Frankfurt, to collect Andy. He’s on his way to Thomas’s daughter-in-law Jennifer in London. Thomas warned us that Andy could be ‘vicious’ but we found him to be a lovely, if somewhat vocal, fellow on the journey.

Suave Andy, who decided that his litter tray was the best place to hang out

Suave Andy, who decided that his litter tray was the best place to hang out

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By | 2017-08-09T10:58:51+00:00 Saturday, August 5, 2017|pet travel by road|21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. saymber August 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Wonderful to see your travelers and the natural and architectural treasures that caught your eyes!

    • Animalcouriers August 10, 2017 at 2:19 pm - Reply

      Courier Richard was very much enjoying his travels — he did document it well!

  2. Jovina Coughlin August 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Love the photos. They are gorgeous,

  3. CarolMaeWY August 5, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    You had a good looking group of travelers this post. Love the sight seeing photos.

    • Animalcouriers August 10, 2017 at 2:20 pm - Reply

      Didn’t we. It’s great to be able to show some of the wonderful places we visit.

  4. Charles Huss August 5, 2017 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    It’s always an adventure with you guys. I think I want your job. 🙂

    • Animalcouriers August 10, 2017 at 2:26 pm - Reply

      You’d certainly get to see a lot of central and southern Europe but your pussy cats would be slightly grumpy 😉

  5. Timothy Price August 6, 2017 at 6:29 am - Reply

    What a wonderful variety of photos. I love seeing all the happy pets, happy people, great architecture and street scenes. That Renault looks like a modern version of the R5. I had an R5 named the Le Car years ago. It was one of the best cars I ever had. I drove it until the wheels about fell off. It had well over 250K miles on it when I finally had to trade it in.

    • Animalcouriers August 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm - Reply

      Ah, the R5, now that was a classic. Hard to see the great design in the modern versions but we suppose looking back in decades to come, we might feel some charm.

  6. onespoiledcat August 6, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    We remember that beautiful square in Nuremburg – such a beautiful fountain………..looks like another bright and happy bunch of travelers enjoying being reunited with their owners OR starting a new life somewhere. Great photos!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

  7. tootlepedal August 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    A grand tour for us readers too.

  8. Clowie August 7, 2017 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I think some of the other passengers would have appreciated the aroma if Punk had not been given a bath!

    • Animalcouriers August 10, 2017 at 2:59 pm - Reply

      Yes, poor Punk losing that perfect perfume to show off to all his travelling companions 😀

  9. Summer Solstice Girl August 7, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Rigor mortis. What a strange name for anyone. Strange, strange, strange

  10. The Thrifty Campers August 8, 2017 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    What sweet adorable pets. Love the name yoshi, how cute!

  11. Lavinia Ross August 8, 2017 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    They are all beautiful passengers, every one of them! Peter the world-travelling hamster is adorable! Hamster wheels have changed style and color since I was young and had a hamster named Terry. 🙂

    • Animalcouriers August 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      These are quite serious names for hamsters! He did travel in style 😉

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