After 20 wonderful years of living in France, Rosa is relocating to England to be near her daughter, and Animalcouriers is transporting Rosa’s cat Tibs for her. Rosa tells us that Tibs adopted her more than nine years ago on walking into Rosa’s garden and falling in love with her Westie, Acer. Tibs and Acer were never apart, and Acer always looked out for Tibs, but sadly he’s now passed away.

Like many cats, Tibs knew ‘something was up’ as the move approached. So Rosa has been keeping a close eye on the very wise and canny Tibs, and took the precaution of keeping her in the kitchen the night before we arrived to collect her.

Rosa with Tibs

Rosa with Tibs

The very glamorous Tibs all settled in to her travel compartment, confident the journey will go just fine — after all, she did check us out online beforehand!

The very glamorous Tibs all settled in to her travel compartment, confident the journey will go just fine — after all, she did check us out online beforehand!

Rosa showed us several photos of Tibs and Acer together. This photo of a photo is a bit blurry but you can see the two of them together in Acer's bed.

Rosa showed us several photos of Tibs and Acer together. This photo of a photo is a bit blurry but you can see the two of them together in Acer’s bed.

Just 16 weeks old, this beautiful Waterdog pup, who goes by the majestic name of Curiosa de los Cerros de San Pedro, is travelling with us to join her family in Grimsby, UK

Just 16 weeks old, this beautiful Waterdog pup, who goes by the majestic name of Curiosa de los Cerros de San Pedro, is travelling with us to join her family in Grimsby, UK

Handsome, confident Cocker Spaniel Zeus is travelling with Animalcouriers from Spain to rejoin his family who have relocated to London

Handsome, confident Cocker Spaniel Zeus is travelling with Animalcouriers from Spain to rejoin his family who have relocated to London

Mora (here) and Mara (below) are a lively pair of French Bulldogs who kept us entertained while we ate breakfast this morning.

Mora (here) and Mara (below) are a lively pair of French Bulldogs who kept us entertained while we ate breakfast this morning.

Mara (here) and Mora (above) — real 'character dogs' — enjoyed a fine game of 'peeko' or 'catch me if you can' this morning. On leads of course, for safety's sake, but they'd love to have run around the whole patio!

Mara (here) and Mora (above) — real ‘character dogs’ — enjoyed a fine game of ‘peeko’ or ‘catch me if you can’ this morning. On leads of course, for safety’s sake, but they’d love to have run around the whole patio!

This is Deborah with Pandora, one of two rescue dogs from a pound in northern Spain that does a great job of finding new homes for dogs rescued from the streets.

This is Deborah with Pandora, one of two rescue dogs from a pound in northern Spain that does a great job of finding new homes for dogs rescued from the streets.

Lua is the second of the Spanish rescue dogs. Both she and Pandora are going to Deborah's mum Kate in West Sussex, who has been fundraising for their futures. Soon both of these dogs should have loving new homes to go to.

Lua is the second of the Spanish rescue dogs. Both she and Pandora are going to Deborah’s mum Kate in West Sussex, who has been fundraising for their futures. Soon both of these dogs should have loving new homes to go to.

This is Millie who, together with Zam (below), are relocating from Spain to Belfast where they'll be reunited with Maureen and her husband.

This is Millie who, together with Zam (below), are relocating from Spain to Belfast where they’ll be reunited with Maureen and her husband.

Zam (here) and Millie (above) are very friendly cats and great talkers, too. They know if they hang around at the front of their travel compartment, there will be plenty of chats, head scratches and neck tickles.

Zam (here) and Millie (above) are very friendly cats and great talkers, too. They know if they hang around at the front of their travel compartment, there will be plenty of chats, head scratches and neck tickles.

In this box is Conan. We know he's there because he growls at us! He's fairly unimpressed with this travelling lark, even though we've explained that Victor is waiting for him with treats and cuddles.

In this box is Conan. We know he’s there because he growls at us! He’s fairly unimpressed with this travelling lark, even though we’ve explained that Victor is waiting for him with treats and cuddles.

Gypsy, travelling with Conan (above), seems much more relaxed about the journey. These two lovelies are swapping Barcelona for England.

Gypsy, travelling with Conan (above), seems much more relaxed about the journey. These two lovelies are swapping Barcelona for England.