We were pleased to meet up with Joan, an old friend of Animalcouriers, at Almeria where we collected Benny. Joan found this little dog on the street, almost on his last legs, and has carefully nursed him back to health. Now he’s on his way to live with Perry, who has adopted him. Joan was sad to part with Benny, but knows he’s off to a special place to live.

Joan gives Benny a big hug goodbye

Joan gives Benny a big hug goodbye

Julia, her son Gabriel and their dog Toby have been living in an Andalucian village, where Julia has been working as an artist and jeweller. Now they're all heading back to England, while Julia plots their next overseas move.

Julia, her son Gabriel and their dog Toby have been living in an Andalucian village, where Julia has been working as an artist and jeweller. Now they’re all heading back to England, while Julia plots their next overseas move.

Here is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Oscar with courier A, with whom he's been homeboarding. He's travelling with Animalcouriers to the UK to rejoin his owner Jan. Courier A has given Oscar a fleecy blanket for the journey that he's become particularly fond of. She reports that he has a very waggly tail and would make a great sniffer dog!

Here is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Oscar with courier A, with whom he’s been homeboarding. He’s travelling with Animalcouriers to the UK to rejoin his owner Jan. Courier A has given Oscar a fleecy blanket for the journey that he’s become particularly fond of. She reports that he has a very waggly tail and would make a great sniffer dog!

And here is the gorgeous Waffle being reunited with her owner in Gibraltar. Before the trip, Waffle homeboarded with courier J who will miss her — as will young Maddie and Harrison who became firm friends with Waffle.

And here is the gorgeous Waffle being reunited with her owner in Gibraltar. Before the trip, Waffle homeboarded with courier J who will miss her — as will young Maddie and Harrison who became firm friends with Waffle.

We met Mo and David with their Dalmations Nelson and Hardy near Huelva. Turns out we had brought these two dogs down to Huelva as four-month-old puppies, 10 years ago! These days they are no less energetic, but a little calmer than they were back then!

We met Mo and David with their Dalmations Nelson and Hardy near Huelva. Turns out we had brought these two dogs down to Huelva as four-month-old puppies, 10 years ago! These days they are no less energetic, but a little calmer than they were back then!

What caught Benny's eye while out on a walk?

What caught Benny’s eye while out on a walk?

The tasteful cherub decorations in Sierra de Yeguas — a nice change from Santas abseiling down balconies!

The tasteful cherub decorations in Sierra de Yeguas — a nice change from Santas abseiling down balconies!