Lara and Rosie, family sisters, are on their way from Switzerland to the UK. Both of them have rather exotic backgrounds. Lara was born in Tanzania and Rosie in Kenya. So they're a very well travelled duo.
Maine Coone Fluff, a very vocal lady, is travelling with her friend and colleague Luna to the UK, where they are relocating with their owner Bryony. They're such a gentle pair, taking everything in their stride — you'd think they did this all the time.
Mia is a very glamorous girl from Barcelona. Although she's settled well into the journey, we're sure she'd much rather be with her owner, Bethany, having a groom or a chat. The indignity of being in a van when you're this attractive is just too much! We really admire her for being such a character cat.
Little Westie Sammy is the star of the trip. She's even smaller than the cats we have on board! She's very good natured and not the slightest bit worried about all the other rather big dogs in the van. She's on her way back to England to rejoin her owner, who left Spain ahead of her. There will be a big reunion when she gets home.
Badger the Galgo is a distinguished Spanish gentleman. He was very waggy-tailed this morning as he told courier J that courier P was his special friend for the trip. Courier P certainly seems to have a way with Badger. Perhaps it's something to do with all the biscuits in his pocket... Spanish Galgos are similar to Greyhounds and have lovely personalities. Rescue organisation Galgos del Sol does a fantastic job helping lots of these special dogs find new homes. This is the case for Badger, who also has a sponsor to help with costs. But there are many other dogs [...]
Ike is travelling with Animalcouriers from Madrid to his new home in London. Courier P took him for a canalside walk this morning, and came back saying what a very lovely dog he is.
Boss the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a gentle giant. Strolling through a vineyard with courier P earlier today, he commented on the grapes, saying he thought this year's harvest was looking good.
Young tortoiseshell puss Treacle joined the Animalcouriers trip in Gibralter.
Keen followers of the Animalcouriers travel blog may recognise Jake, as we took him down to Spain a few weeks ago. His owners' holiday in Estepona is coming to an end, so Jake is now on his way back to Ireland.