Golden Retriever Charlie will shortly be off to Abu Dhabi. He was originally due to stay in the UK, but his family missed him too much, so plans were changed and he’s now off to rejoin them the Middle East. Charlie’s enjoying a brief stay with courier M and his Golden Retriever Amber while the export paperwork is finalised.

Meanwhile cute Westie Jasper was collected from Chelsea yesterday evening. He spent last night with courier J, ready to head off to the US today.

And finally, as we prepare for our next road trip to Greece, Robbie and Aqapi are the first passengers on the list. They travelled with us from Crete to Yorkshire last year, and are now making the return trip. Their owner Mandy has already left, so her two dogs are homeboarding with Animalcouriers for a couple of days.

Biscuit bribery to get Charlie and Amber to sit still

Biscuit bribery to get Charlie and Amber to sit still

Charlie gives a winning grin

Charlie gives a winning grin

Jasper is a handsome little chap

Jasper is a handsome little chap

He thought the office chair was comfy until it started spinning round!

He thought the office chair was comfy until it started spinning round!

Jasper gets the onceover at the vet before flying

Jasper gets the onceover at the vet before flying

Ready for takeoff

Mandy was worried that Robbie and Aqapi would miss her while they were apart — we're sure they do really!

Mandy was worried that Robbie and Aqapi would miss her while they were apart — we’re sure they do really!