on the road with Animalcouriers

Ayyah to South Korea, Muffin to South Africa, and useful geese

Towards the end of the summer Ayyah’s owners relocated to Ulsan in South Korea for work. Young Border Collie Ayyah has now flown out to join them, travelling with Lufthansa from London to Seoul via Frankfurt.

Animalcouriers worked with Gina of First Class Pet in Seoul to arrange Ayyah’s travel. As always, Gina was very helpful and knowledgeable about the paperwork Ayyah needed, and did everything she could to ensure Ayyah had a good trip.

Ayyah had an overnight stay on arrival in Seoul, then flew on to Ulsan in the south of the country for a reunion with her owners.

Animalcouriers also arranged for Golden Retriever Muffin to fly with Virgin to South Africa to join his family in Johannesburg. He was so popular with his old neighbours in Cheshunt that there was a farewell party assembled when we arrived to collect him! He landed safely in Joburg in the wake of a terrible storm with hailstones the size of apples where he was collected by Animal Travel who drove him to his new home — despite their offices having been destroyed by a landslide that followed the storm.

Meanwhile, on courier M’s journey back from Mull, he spotted a novel sort of lawnmower at a service station near the Scottish/English border — a flock of geese! They normally live on a nearby lake, but migrate to the service station every winter.


Lovely Ayyah gets a chin chuck

Lovely Ayyah gets a chin chuck

Ayyah looking very glamorous in her pink collar against a colourful backdrop

Ayyah looking very glamorous in her pink collar against a colourful backdrop

Gorgeous Muffin shows his fine profile

Gorgeous Muffin shows his fine profile

Geese at work, with an ad for quite a different sort of muffin in the background

Geese at work, with an ad for quite a different sort of muffin in the background

A closer look at the lawnmowing geese

A closer look at the lawnmowing geese

By |2016-10-17T10:52:15+00:00Saturday, November 30, 2013|animal transportation, pet air travel, things we have seen|0 Comments

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  1. onespoiledcat November 30, 2013 at 11:04 am - Reply

    My Mom says she wouldn’t mind having a lawnmower like that BUTTTTT they leave “deposits” behind which aren’t so nice! HAHAHA Meanwhile, the woofies are looking quite settled as they take their journeys back to their families. YAY!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    • Animalcouriers December 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      They’re great lawnmowers! The deposits aren’t fun and neither is their bite – they’re used as guard geese by some distilleries in Scotland 😀

  2. easyweimaraner November 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    How nice that Muffin got a farewell party! I would like this kind of lawnmowers too :o)

    • Animalcouriers December 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      Think you’d like them less than you think Easy – nasty bite 😉

  3. Savannah's Paw Tracks November 30, 2013 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Muffin is so handsome, no wonder he got a pawty! And Ayyah is indeed lovely…what long distances they had to travel. You guys are just great!

    • Animalcouriers December 1, 2013 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      Muffin is a very handsome fellow indeed. Long journeys but they wouldn’t dream of being left behind 😉

  4. Jovina Coughlin November 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Wow long trips for those two doggies.

  5. becomingcliche December 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Muffin is stunning!

    I got so excited about the snow that I immediately navigated away to find snow of my own. I forgot to read it and had to go find the post again!

  6. LifeOfBun December 1, 2013 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Hehe those geese, Aristocat-style waggling no doubt. Cute.

  7. Nylabluesmum December 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Ayyah & Muffin look so contented as they travel…2 more satisfied ‘customers’! We love the mowing geese…they are so beautiful…& eco friendly (as long as you don’t want to lie donw in the grass, lol..)
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue too.

    • Animalcouriers December 2, 2013 at 11:07 am - Reply

      Yes, they can make a frightful mess but it is at least an eco mess 😀

  8. Curt Mekemson December 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Canadian Geese provide lawnmower service in the western US, and, like their European cousins, leave an amazing number of deposits behind. If someone could figure out how to market goose fertilizer, he’d make a fortune. –Curt

    • Animalcouriers December 3, 2013 at 8:43 am - Reply

      They do a great job so the byproduct is a shame – the grass no doubt approves of the top dressing but it’s rather lethal for pedestrians 😉

  9. Gunta December 4, 2013 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Nice catch with the muffin ad.

    • Animalcouriers December 4, 2013 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      Couldn’t resist! Glad to see you on the blogosphere – hope it means you’re feeling very much better.

  10. Boomdeeadda December 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    I wish I could also plan people travels as carefree as pet travels, LOL. What long journeys these dogs have been on. My word, South Korea and South Africa!

    I think it’d be awesome to have all those geese roaming around the yard but if they’re anything like Canada Geese (who use to march around my lawn at the lake in groups of 50), the little mushy brown calling cards they leave are a pain in the butt…LOL

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