There was a big send-off for Chubbs when Animalcouriers collected her in Portugal. She’s off to start a new life with the younger members of her family who’re moving to the UK.

There were lots of tears as Chubbs’ departure marks the beginning of a period of separation for the different generations of this strong Portuguese family; it was also emotional for Chubbs as it’s the first time she’s been away from her very loving owners.

But there’s all the excitement of a new phase in her life to look forward to, along with the arrival only six weeks ago of a new baby girl.

When courier S asked why this slim dog was called Chubbs, she was told that at one point the dog was actually rather chubby, so she’s recently been on a diet following the vet’s advice. But a name is a name and this one has stuck!

A family send-off for Chubbs

Saying goodbye isn’t always easy