Lovely Puss proved to be a demanding client, insisting on numerous cuddles during her journey to France with her playmate Thomas. Double portions of dinner were an absolute must: if courier S obeyed, she was rewarded with irresistible purring. Thomas, as proud as a lion, chatted away throughout the trip, giving S a running commentary on the gales, the rain and the choice of music — his deep voice clearly expressing his approval or disapproval.
Jed is a rescue Jack Russell pup that Animalcouriers helped get from Ireland to Sark. Jed's new owner, Becky, sent us some pictures of Jed’s first trip to the beach with Pip (who looks like him, and with whom he lives) and Cookie, a friend's dog. As Becky puts it, "He certainly looks settled in!!"
All waggy tailed, gentle Bella took her early morning walk to the deep, soft tinkling of Swiss cow bells. The cows were much more interested in her than she was in them. Bella also came across some pot-bellied pigs. Just think about a lovely front garden, then pop two pot-bellied pigs into it — all your gardening worries are over for ever! But the new plants we spotted must mean this gardener is still holding out some hope.
Amost three months old now, Louis is growing fast. He spends every moment he can with foster brother and sister George and Milly. If only he wouldn't hang off their ears or bite their collars, they might be prepared to play with him a bit more! But he's taking every opportunity to learn from them: how to beg for treats, how to snaffle the best seat, how to get the biggest toy out of the toybox... He's also just discovered his bark: at the moment he sounds like a rusty gate but he's practising hard, ready to show it off [...]
Dear Aunty Mary and Uncle Olof It's Canico here, just to let you know how I'm doing. There is certainly a lot to learn in my new home, these collie types are so well behaved and obedient. My Mum has just chased me round the garden in hot pursuit as I pinched a toilet roll and thought this was such a good game. I was squeaking with happiness and wagging my tail like mad, but she caught me in the end — but she was laughing so much I didn't get told off!! I have, however, been told off and [...]
On his third day home Canico had to go and see the vet. We can't express it better than in Jane's own words... "Yet another big adventure for poor old Canico. When he arrived on Tuesday, due to the fact that he wanted to kiss us all so much, we noticed that his breath smelled really foul. He had also refused to eat since he arrived — we thought he was just unsettled but decided to take him to the vet. "The vet said that she couldn't understand why he smelled so bad as his teeth were OK. Then as [...]
Ray and Jane collected Canico from Manchester airport yesterday afternoon. Ray tells us: "Canico met his family at the airport and slept in the footwell on Jane's feet all the way home. Good as gold. Boy is he selectively deaf!!! A fair bit of training required me thinks. "He arrived to torrential and persistent rain — welcome to England. Jane is adjusting his coat to fit for the Yorkshire weather and he likes his flat cap, should blend in nicely with the locals."
Courier R got up at 4am for a very important Animalcouriers assignment: a trip to Dublin to collect a rescue Jack Russell puppy called Jed. The rendez-vous at Dublin airport went without a hitch and Jed is now on his way to England. After a rest, Jed will start the second part of his journey tomorrow, when he heads for Sark (the smallest of the four main Channel Islands) via Guernsey. Jayne from the GSPCA will meet him when he arrives on Guernsey and will take him to the Sark boat and to his new owner, Becky, who is beside [...]
Animalcouriers have heard from Jane, who with Ray is eagerly awaiting Canico's arrival in Manchester today. Mary from Cartama Kennels has been in touch to let her know that Canico is on his way. Jane tells us: "We just got a phone call from Mary, they have just checked Canico in and watched him disappear up a big conveyor belt. Mary was quite upset at watching him go. She said Canico looked a little confused. I've just shed a tear and it's only 9.30 — goodness knows what I'll be like by 4pm!!" We'll keep you posted on progress.
After months of waiting Canico is at last getting his bags packed for his UK homecoming. There won't be a dry eye in the house as he says his goodbyes to Mary, Olof and the dogs at Cartama Kennels. Mary has made an appointment at the vet’s for Monday morning for Canico's tick and flea treatments. The vet will also look him over to check he is fit to fly, and sign and stamp his passport. Then after one more night’s sleep in Spain, it will be home to Halifax where he will grow into a proper Yorkshire [...]