Casper and Roxi are heading south

Casper and Roxi are heading south

Yesterday Animalcouriers set off from Portsmouth on the sea crossing to Santander in north-west Spain. We’re travelling with Brittany Ferries on the Pont-Aven boat.

On board are sweet Pekinese pair Casper and Roxi. Once we reach dry land, we’ll be heading all the way to Portugal to collect Toffee and Fudge.

At the check-in for the onboard kennels on the ferry. There are 53 dogs on this ferry crossing!

At the check-in for the onboard kennels on the ferry. There are 53 dogs on this ferry crossing!

Casper and Roxi have kennel 15, which is clean and spacious with plenty of room for their beds

Casper and Roxi have kennel 15, which is clean and spacious with plenty of room for their beds

Apologies for our absence from the blogosphere – we’re back and looking forward to catching up with everyone!

By |2016-10-17T10:52:40+00:00Wednesday, September 25, 2013|animal transportation, on the road, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea|0 Comments

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  1. mythreemoggies September 25, 2013 at 9:01 am - Reply

    We wondered where you guys have been xxx Glad your back

  2. doclynne September 25, 2013 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Just thought people might like to know that sadly our Siamese Marnie had to be put ‘to sleep’ last week as she developed kidney failure rapidly and became ill. Moses still looking for her…fortunately we decided to rent a house so they could be with us or she’d have died in the cattery after transition between Sweden and UK . Rest in peace Marnie darling. Lynne and tony Jordan

    Dr Lynne Jordan DPsych AFBPsS Chartered Psychologist BPS Registered Practitioner Psychologist HPC lynnejordan@me.com 0044(0)7973542768 http://www.jordanconsultancy.co.uk http://www.jordanpsychology.com

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  3. mollieandalfie September 25, 2013 at 9:12 am - Reply

    We missed you guys 🙂 53 Dogs on board, WOW XXOOXX

    Mollie and Alfie

    • Animalcouriers September 25, 2013 at 9:32 am - Reply

      We’ve missed you too! Luckily only two of the dogs are our responsibility 😉

  4. Clowie September 25, 2013 at 9:45 am - Reply

    That’s a lot of dogs!

    • Animalcouriers September 25, 2013 at 10:27 am - Reply

      Isn’t it – great that they can all accompany their peeps on holiday.

  5. fozziemum September 25, 2013 at 10:53 am - Reply

    What a busy Ferry then!! and we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend Marnie..thoughts and hugs to her family at this sad time.Hugs Fozziemum xx

    • Animalcouriers September 25, 2013 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      Thanks Fozziemum, it’s so hard to lose a member of the family.

      • fozziemum September 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm - Reply

        It is indeed and it takes a piece of your heart with you .

  6. baileyboatcat September 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Hey Guys! Happy to ‘see’ you! hope the crossing is pawesome! =^.^=

    • Animalcouriers September 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      Thanks Bailey – it’s great to be back. The crossing could have been better from what courier J said 🙁

  7. booksforever1blog. BarkUpToday! September 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Glad you’re back!BarkUpToday!

  8. easyweimaraner September 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I missed you and I’m glad you are back! I’m searching for a one way ticket wherever for Hell-mut the intruder :o) 53 dogs on board, that sounds like a cool trip!

    • Animalcouriers September 27, 2013 at 11:19 am - Reply

      Poor Helmut – you’ll grow to love the fella and don’t forget, you’ll always win races 😀

  9. Sheila Morris September 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Wow – such a different way of life – and so great to see all the animals riding ferries!! Did someone take time off for a honeymoon by chance?? 🙂

  10. Heart Like A Dog (@HeartLikeADog) September 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Those dogs all look so friendly, I wondered if you ever have any that don’t get along with each other or other dogs?

    • Animalcouriers September 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      They’ve all been very friendly on the boat. We have on the very odd occasion had a dog that hasn’t been happy with other dogs but we’re usually warned in advance by the owners or we sense it. It’s easy for us to walk them separately and keep them apart in the van.

  11. Gunta September 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    What a boatload.
    Sympathies to Marni’s family. Losing a beloved pet is almost like losing a limb.

    • Animalcouriers September 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm - Reply

      Yes, so hard to come to terms with, especially when you’re not quite settled.

  12. becomingcliche September 26, 2013 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    53 dogs! Eek! I’m curious. What do you do with the, um, well, the doo? Toss it overboard?

    • Animalcouriers September 27, 2013 at 10:32 am - Reply

      That would amount to a considerable mountain! The ferry provides poo bags and bins…

  13. suzecycling October 4, 2013 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Hi there! Thanks to Tootlepedal for “introducing” us. What a cool service you have here, these look like very happy critters.

    • Animalcouriers October 7, 2013 at 9:23 am - Reply

      Isn’t it great to link up via blogs! Thanks, we certainly have fun and games along the way 😉

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