Bella and her feline companions Beau and Tinkerbelle flew from the UK to Australia and were reunited with Alex and Tom earlier this month. Alex tells Animalcouriers that all three pets are settling in really well to their new home.

We also heard from Anne and Brian whose family of 12 Ragdoll cats travelled with Animalcouriers from the UK to Perpignan in France last year. It sounds like they haven’t had a dull moment since their arrival!

Belle had to have an operation on her ear and had to wear a cone of shame for two weeks. Then senior member Gus started wobbling on his back legs, but it turned out to be arthritis rather than a dreaded stroke, and anti-inflammatories are doing the trick. Four weeks of the ‘builders from hell’ meant the cats were confined to upstairs. Sensitive Harry was so upset he had to be treated for stress-related vomiting, but fortunately is back to normal now. Meanwhile Anne was dismayed to discover that French vets can’t prescribe chemo drugs, so she had to fly back to the UK and get the tablets from their old vet for Ambrose.

Despite all the excitement, the cats are happy in their new home, and Anne and Brian are confident that moving to France was the right decision. The cats received a wonderful new cat tree from Santa to keep them amused until an outdoor run can be constructed for them in the spring.

Anne says:

“Thank you so very much for delivering our precious babies to us safely and for going that ‘extra mile’ — we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to future prospective clients.”

Bella loves visiting Tom at work

Bella loves visiting Tom at work

Ambrose on new cushion

Ambrose on new cushion

Boots in Boots the Chemist box!

Boots in Boots the Chemist box!

Finlay enjoying a cuddle

Finlay enjoying a cuddle

Gus in comfy bed

Gus in comfy bed

Belle wearing 'designer collar'!

Belle wearing ‘designer collar’!

Kora washing boyfriend Finlay

Kora washing boyfriend Finlay

Ambrose relaxing

Ambrose relaxing

Boots in kitchen sink!

Boots in kitchen sink!