The Animalcouriers trip to Greece is underway. Courier M is travelling with gorgeous Golden Retriever Sammy, who started life in Greece. She then spent some time with her owners in the UK and is now on her way back to Greece. She’ll join her ‘grandparents’ just outside Athens, while she waits for her owners to arrive.

Mandy’s dogs Robbie and Aqapi are also on board. This lovely pair briefly homeboarded with courier J and are now headed for a reunion with Mandy at Pireaus port. She’s very excited about seeing them again, and we can understand why.

We spent last night near Geneva and all three dogs enjoyed good walks. Today we’re heading for Italy via the Mont Blanc tunnel.

Sammy — we all know what a soft spot courier M has for Golden Retrievers!

Sammy — we all know what a soft spot courier M has for Golden Retrievers!

Robbie and Aqapi emjoy a stroll in the sun…

Robbie and Aqapi emjoy a stroll in the sun…

…and find a novel way of getting into the Christmas spirit

…and find a novel way of getting into the Christmas spirit

Here's Sammy getting comfy for the night…

Here’s Sammy getting comfy for the night…

…and beautifully set off by yellow flowers in the background on her walk this morning

…and beautifully set off by yellow flowers in the background on her walk this morning

Glacier seen from the queue as we wait to enter the Mont Blanc tunnel

Glacier seen from the queue as we wait to enter the Mont Blanc tunnel