Animalcouriers’ trip north through Spain and towards the UK is fast filling up. Today courier I collected Perry the love bird in Fuengirola. Perry has been staying with courier A whose kids have really adored having her in the house.

From there it was a short drive east along the coast road to Sotogrande (where the Ryder Cup is held, as all you golf fans will know). Here, courier I collected little Havanese dogs Jasper and Charlie and their ‘surrogate mum’ Muppet, a miniature Border Collie.

His next stop was Calahonda for Marg the cat, who’s still keeping her head down while she gets used to travelling. Then it was off to Torre del Mar to pick up Lola.

Lola is a tiny Yorkie pup who was found abandoned in a car park that is — fortunately — close to a veterinary clinic. Lola was brought in just as Jacqui was in the clinic with a stray cat due to be neutered to help keep the local population down. Jacqui couldn’t resist Lola, who is now on her way to live with Jacqui’s mum in the UK!

Perry says Hola!

Perry says Hola!

Not a bad sun spot to hail a ride on the Animalcouriers van

Not a bad sun spot to hail a ride on the Animalcouriers van

Jasper and Charlie jostle for position

Jasper and Charlie jostle for position

'Calm down boys!' says Muppet

‘Calm down boys!’ says Muppet

Little Lola

Little Lola

"Can I 'cuddle' the bird?" says Cattage

“Can I ‘cuddle’ the bird?” says Cattage

Rascal says 'I love bird' - we think he got the wrong end of the story...

Rascal says ‘I love bird’ – we think he got the wrong end of the story…