When Louisa from The Ark read our reference to Gerald Durrell’s connection with Corfu, she wrote to tell us how The Ark itself is connected to Gerald Durrell:

“In 2006 the BBC did a TV remake of his book ‘My Family and Other Animals’ and asked The Ark for stray dogs to act in some of the scenes. Three of our dogs took part, one specially chosen for his nice barking! It took us two weeks of training for them to be in the episodes.”

Louisa also gave us copies of a special 2013 calendar for the owners of Arapina, Tychi, Julia, Apollo and Athina, that features these five animals throughout. You can see a few pages from it below.

Calendar front cover

November next year

Calendar back cover, featuring Spiridoula and all our passengers