We reunited Mandy with her dogs Robbie and Aqapi at the Greek port of Piraeus. Everyone was very excited to be back together again. We’ll miss them, though — they’ve become part of the Animalcouriers family!

Then it was time to meet all the dogs and cats who’re swapping Greece for the UK.

Mandy, Robbie and Aqapi are glad to be back together

Mandy, Robbie and Aqapi are glad to be back together

First up, three little English Bull Terrier pups. This gorgeous trio are keeping us amused with their antics, that started with walking through their water bowl, then trying to chew it up, and finally a game of tug 'o' war with it!

First up, three little English Bull Terrier pups. This gorgeous trio are keeping us amused with their antics, that started with walking through their water bowl, then trying to chew it up, and finally a game of tug ‘o’ war with it!

Puppies having a drink…

Puppies having a drink…

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…then forming an escape committee to decide how best to chew their way out!

This is the puppies' mum, who came along with her human mum to see the puppies on their way. There were tears from human mum, but we suspect that although doggy mum will miss her babies, she'll probably enjoy the peace and quiet once she gets home!

This is the puppies’ mum, who came along with her human mum to see the puppies on their way. There were tears from human mum, but we suspect that although doggy mum will miss her babies, she’ll probably enjoy the peace and quiet once she gets home!

Kiki and a colleague from Filozoikos Shelter brought us Carolina and Rosa. They were a little late as Rosa had a small wound on one of her back legs, and they decided to detour to the vet for a checkup and medication to see her through the trip. No-one wanted to risk an infection setting in.

Kiki and a colleague from Filozoikos Shelter brought us Carolina and Rosa. They were a little late as Rosa had a small wound on one of her back legs, and they decided to detour to the vet for a checkup and medication to see her through the trip. No-one wanted to risk an infection setting in.

Lovely Carolina has an excited family waiting for her in the UK

Lovely Carolina has an excited family waiting for her in the UK

Here she is, ready for the off

Here she is, ready for the off

Sweet, gentle Rosa — you can just see the wound on her back left leg. We will keep a close eye on it.

Sweet, gentle Rosa — you can just see the wound on her back left leg. We will keep a close eye on it.

Rosa says goodbye to Kiki

Rosa says goodbye to Kiki

This is very cute Lia, who has a new home in the UK with Jo. It was a holiday romance — you can read all about it un a separate blog.

This is very cute Lia, who has a new home in the UK with Jo. It was a holiday romance — you can read all about it un a separate blog.

Handsome tuxedo cat Ajax

Handsome tuxedo cat Ajax

Soft and fluffy Achilleus

Soft and fluffy Achilleus

Trisha and Christiana brought us Lia, Ajax and Achilleus. You may remember Trisha also brought us Rupert a few trips ago. She's co-owner of Spartan Cats and friends with Nine Lives Greece.

Trisha and Christiana brought us Lia, Ajax and Achilleus. You may remember Trisha also brought us Rupert a few trips ago. She’s co-founder of Spartan Cats and friends with Nine Lives Greece.