A very full passenger list heading to the UK

A very full passenger list heading to the UK

Animalcouriers is heading to the UK with a fantastic group of cats and dogs from France and Spain. We spent last night in Narbonne, and this morning took a peek at one of the local caves cooperatives to see how the grape harvest (the vendanges) is going this year.

We reached Paris this evening, and expect to cross to the UK tomorrow.

French Bulldogs Lola and Pegie are from Seville. Here they are taking in the view.

French Bulldogs Lola and Pegie are from Seville. Here they are taking in the view.

This very sweet pair are travelling with us to Manchester. Pegie on the left, Lola on the right.

This very sweet pair are travelling with us to Manchester. Pegie on the left, Lola on the right.

Birra is from Canet de Mar, and is a little nervous about the journey. Her owner Maria tells us she adopted Birra from a Spanish shelter about four years ago, and is aware that Birra doesn't like loud noises or men with loud voices. But despite her fears, she's a very good and obedient dog, who just needs patience and a calm voice to guide her.

Birra is from Canet de Mar, and is a little nervous about the journey. Her owner Maria tells us she adopted Birra from a Spanish shelter about four years ago, and is aware that Birra doesn’t like loud noises or men with loud voices. But despite her fears, she’s a very good and obedient dog, who just needs patience and a calm voice to guide her.

Abbey has taken up residence in the litter tray. She's travelling with Thomas from Turre to Bournemouth.

Abbey has taken up residence in the litter tray. She’s travelling with Thomas from Turre to Bournemouth.

Thomas is having a good look around. We collected these two from the 5 Bones Cattery, and we know Natasha is very excited at the prospect of seeing them again soon.

Thomas is having a good look around. We collected these two from the 5 Bones Cattery, and we know Natasha is very excited at the prospect of seeing them again soon.

Tito, Sebas and Coco are travelling with Animalcouriers from Madrid to Middlesborough. They are very close and love being together. A very chilled-out trio who all love a good chin tickle.

Tito, Sebas and Coco are travelling with Animalcouriers from Madrid to Middlesborough. They are very close and love being together. A very chilled-out trio who all love a good chin tickle.

Beautiful black cat Jessie is travelling with us from Alhaurin to Aberdeen, where Claire is really looking forward to seeing her again.

Missy is described by her owner Linda as a ‘foundling’. Linda says: “Missy had a very poor start in life. When we found her just over a year ago she was in a very poor condition but with us now she is sure of a happy life. Though I’m sure the British weather might be a shock!”

Little Malcolm is 15 weeks old and very friendly. He's travelling with us from Avignon to West London, to live with Louise who found him and has now adopted him.

Little Malcolm is 15 weeks old and very friendly. He’s travelling with us from Avignon to West London, to live with Louise who found him and has now adopted him.

Handsome Pinchito hails from Malaga and is travelling with us to Bournemouth to rejoin Sandra

Handsome Pinchito hails from Malaga and is travelling with us to Bournemouth to rejoin Sandra

Young Pocket Maltese Bichon Frise Dolly is travelling with us from Denia to Brighton. We love her hair ribbon!

Young Pocket Maltese Bichon Frise Dolly is travelling with us from Denia to Brighton. We love her hair ribbon!

West Highland Terrier Kyra has a lovely character — the label on her dog bed says it all! She's travelling with us from Castellon to south east London.

West Highland Terrier Kyra has a lovely character — the label on her dog bed says it all! She’s travelling with us from Castellon to south east London.

Handsome tuxedo cats Jules (front) and Jim (behind) are frequent flyers with Animalcouriers. Their summer holiday in the Perpignan area is now over and they're travelling back to London. They stayed overnight in Narbonne before joining the trip.

Handsome tuxedo cats Jules (front) and Jim (behind) are frequent flyers with Animalcouriers. Their summer holiday in the Perpignan area is now over and they’re travelling back to London. They stayed overnight in Narbonne before joining the trip.

Desiderio and Moon are travelling from Valencia to north London.

Desiderio and Moon are travelling from Valencia to north London.

Moon does a great 'high five'!

Moon does a great ‘high five’!

Tigre and Susie joined the trip in Madrid and are heading to Cheshire to rejoin their owner Kelly.

Tigre and Susie joined the trip in Madrid and are heading to Cheshire to rejoin their owner Kelly.

Missy is described by her owner Linda as a 'foundling'. Linda says: "Missy had a very poor start in life. When we found her just over a year ago she was in a very poor condition but with us now she is sure of a happy life. Though I'm sure the British weather might be a shock!"

Beautiful Jessie is travelling with us from Alhaurin to Aberdeen, where Claire is really looking forward to seeing her again.

Grapes arrive by tractor and trailer at the cave cooperative…

Grapes arrive by tractor and trailer at the cave cooperative…

… and get tipped out into the silo…

… and get tipped out into the silo…

…The stalks come out here, while the juice and flesh join the other deliveries, and the wine-making process begins

…The stalks come out here, while the juice and flesh join the other deliveries, and the wine-making process begins

More deliveries await, while the locals discuss this year's harvest (which by the way is late but will be good)

More deliveries await, while the locals discuss this year’s harvest (which by the way is late but will be good)

Don’t worry if you notice radio silence from us for a few days. We won’t be posting anything new or popping by your blogs. Looking forward to being back in touch!

By |2016-10-17T10:52:40+00:00Tuesday, September 17, 2013|animal transportation, on the road, pet travel by road|49 Comments

49 Comments

  1. KMW September 17, 2013 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Wow! What fantastic passengers you have. Everyone is so special just looking at them. Happy travelling to you all and best of all have great reunions with your loved ones!! KMW

    • Animalcouriers September 17, 2013 at 9:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you – they are all lovely and great characters and will be in their new homes soon.

  2. mollieandalfie September 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    OMD you sure have a houseful..BOL We can see a pawty coming on 🙂 See ya when ya get back and we extended Logo/badge till next tues, just for you, in-case you get bored..BOL xx00xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  3. BaxterBiscuits September 17, 2013 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    That traveling ribbon is the best

  4. Gunta September 18, 2013 at 12:09 am - Reply

    That’s quite the amazing bunch your have traveling this time.

    • Animalcouriers September 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      It’s a large number and the cat contingent was much higher than normal. They were quite happy about the balance 😉

  5. Margarita September 18, 2013 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Wow! That’s a lot of passengers! We may be traveling by car from New York City to Atlanta in the next few months with a 16-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, and our six-year-old kitty, neither of whom are happy/easy campers. Any tips on what we should plan for, be aware of? xoxoM

  6. ktfrizz September 18, 2013 at 1:32 am - Reply

    love the pups! soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!

  7. Boomdeeadda September 18, 2013 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Lovely one and all. Jules and Jim are no doubt named after characters in a french film, oui? They are very cute together. I liked Pegie and Lola’s back side view ! I like seeing what they see.

    • Animalcouriers September 25, 2013 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Those are indeed the boys! It’s not a bad view out the back 😉

  8. Sheila Morris September 18, 2013 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Wow – what a fantastic group you have for this trip!! They’re all so precious and adorable and we hope you have a fabulous journey!!

    • Animalcouriers September 25, 2013 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      It was a great bunch – heavier on cats this time which pleased the cats no end 🙂

  9. Heart Like A Dog (@HeartLikeADog) September 18, 2013 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    You have a cute overload here today. How can you not want to spend every second cuddling someone?

    • Animalcouriers September 27, 2013 at 11:21 am - Reply

      We do indeed have cute overload! When there are this many animals, there’s always another that demands attention 😉

  10. Coccolino September 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    What a crew! We hope they joined forces for a fun voyage 🙂

  11. Curt Mekemson September 19, 2013 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    I love the perspective from a dog’s eye view of Lola and Pegie. I’d want to make sure the High-Five didn’t include any claws. (grin) –Curt

    • Animalcouriers September 27, 2013 at 11:23 am - Reply

      It is a great view they had. Moon was trawling for attention and her high-five would catch you while passing 😉

  12. petspeopleandlife September 20, 2013 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Great photos of the pets. Liked seeing how the grapes are brought in for wine making. And the local buildings with the people standing around chatting.

    • Animalcouriers September 27, 2013 at 11:28 am - Reply

      It’s still quite a low-tech activity in the cave cooperatives – lots of standing round waiting in line but great to see the process.

  13. fozziemum September 21, 2013 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Great group and what a big travelling posse indeed ..safe travels guys and look forward to later posts Hugs Fozziemum xxx

    • Animalcouriers September 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      It was a super big group but all good passengers.

      • fozziemum September 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

        Better than a school bus full of kids I am sure hehehe 🙂

        • Animalcouriers September 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm - Reply

          Give us animals every time 😀

          • fozziemum September 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm

            Oh I agree! smell better act better generally smarter and plus you can cuddle them without needing a police check done first hahaha 🙂

  14. crazytraintotinkytown September 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I adore reading all the stories of your passengers; very heartwarming

    • Animalcouriers September 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks Dallas – there are some very heart warming stories out there.

      • crazytraintotinkytown September 27, 2013 at 3:31 pm - Reply

        And I’m delighted to say I find a lot of them on your blog – I usually save them all for Saturday mornings now and like to read them undisturbed with a cup of tea – woe betide anyone that interrupts

  15. angelswhisper2011 September 23, 2013 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Sending Pawkisses to you and the crew 🙂 Have a safe trip 🙂

  16. writecrites September 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    My goodness, you do have a full load of delightful passengers. Btw, I’m with Birra—don’t like loud noises either.

  17. Clowie September 25, 2013 at 9:48 am - Reply

    What an adorable set of passengers!

  18. Dianda September 25, 2013 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Lots of passengers, but very adorable too. 🙂 I hope the trip goes safe!

  19. Misaki September 26, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Dolly’s ribbon is so cute!

  20. crazytraintotinkytown September 29, 2013 at 9:06 am - Reply

    I love that shot of the French bulldogs

  21. newsferret October 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    What beyoooooootiful passengers and I do hope they ended up in homes of animal love.

    • Animalcouriers October 9, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

      They were a gorgeous bunch and the animal lovers made sure their pets came with them.

  22. hairballexpress October 11, 2013 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Its good to know you’re helping all these kitties! Thank you!

    Shrimp

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