More cats join our trip as we head south through Portugal

More cats join our trip as we head south through Portugal

After delivering Coddy to Marta’s mum at her cafe, Bueno Momentos, in Lisbon, we spent the night at the Holiday Inn Express at Lisbon airport.

Today we set off for Faro, and from there it will be on to Gibraltar. But before leaving Lisbon, we went to collect Gaby from Demetrio and Ligia. Her owner Ronivon is already in England, and her two friends have been looking after Gaby for her. “Gaby is not wishing to travel today,” said Demetrio, who reported that Gaby was proving difficult to catch and perhaps we could help!

Our next port of call was in Setubal, to collect Rosinha and Panda who are travelling to Berwick-on-Tweed to rejoin their owner, Angela, who has relocated there from Portugal. Angela’s mum, Isabel, has been taking care of these two cats since Angela headed off.

Then it was on to Guia in the Algarve, to the Animal Inn, which will be Looklikely and Cornflake’s temporary home while they wait for their owners to join them. It wasn’t long before both cats were out of their baskets and exploring their new surroundings. We love an excuse to visit the Animal Inn, where we always get a great welcome from Diana and Bungie and, of course, the dogs. As well as offering boarding for dogs, they have a little cattery that’s well away from the dogs’ area. They also take in cats for a local rescue organisation and are currently trying to rehome a cat that was abandoned by its owner when she went back to England.

Coddy safely in the arms of Marta's mum — such excitement at the arrival of one small dog!

Coddy safely in the arms of Marta’s mum — such excitement at the arrival of one small dog!

Kika getting used to the routine and enjoying a walk in the morning sun

Kika getting used to the routine and enjoying a walk in the morning sun

Gaby with Demetrio and Ligia

Gaby with Demetrio and Ligia

 

Siamese Panda's eyes peering out of the top of the carry box as we take her to our van

Siamese Panda’s eyes peering out of the top of the carry box as we take her to our van

 

Here's Panda having a look around

Here’s Panda having a look around

 

Pretty little Rosinha gets settled in

Pretty little Rosinha gets settled in

Isabel told us all about Panda and Rosinha and their likes and dislikes

Isabel told us all about Panda and Rosinha and their likes and dislikes

Cornflake looking forward to reaching Guia

Cornflake looking forward to reaching Guia

If you listen closely you'll hear Looklikely purring!

If you listen closely you’ll hear Looklikely purring!

We're trialling tunnel beds for the cats in their compartments. Here's Miauf not quite getting the hang of it yet — you have to get right inside it, Miauf!

We’re trialling tunnel beds for the cats in their compartments. Here’s Miauf not quite getting the hang of it yet — you have to get right inside it, Miauf!

'Where's my tunnel?' says Scooby. You don't need one — you spend all your time at the door of your compartment heckling us!

‘Where’s my tunnel?’ says Scooby. You don’t need one — you spend all your time at the door of your compartment heckling us!

Diana greeting Looklikely…

Diana greeting Looklikely…

…and Cornflake, with hugs all round

…and Cornflake, with hugs all round

Little Yorkie Lilian, currently boarding at the Animal Inn, on Bungie's lap

Little Yorkie Lilian, currently boarding at the Animal Inn, on Bungie’s lap

The resident dogs at the Animal Inn — Tinto and Benjie. Looks like a hard life!

The resident dogs at the Animal Inn — Tinto and Benjie. Looks like a hard life!

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  1. easyweimaraner March 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Panda is a wonderful cat. Her eyes look like magic :o) Wow can you give me a sign when they have a vacant job at the Animal Inn? Looks interesting :o)

    • Animalcouriers March 24, 2014 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      Panda is a stunner. There seems to be a waiting line for that job if it ever materialises 😉

  2. Unconfirmed Bachelorette March 22, 2014 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Wonderful! All of the furry little loves. Cornflake, you gorgeous tabby, love your name.

  3. Gunta March 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Another adorable bunch. I agree that Cornflake has a great name.

  4. crazytraintotinkytown March 22, 2014 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Its like spa for dogs & cats!

  5. heretherebespiders March 22, 2014 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Is Rosinha a snow Bengal? Sure looks like one! I love the names you have on this trip – especially Cornflake and Looklikely! Clever owners 🙂

    • Animalcouriers March 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      She certainly does but Angela, her owner, says she found Rosinha on the streets so doesn’t know her ‘make’. The names are fab.

      • heretherebespiders March 24, 2014 at 9:30 pm - Reply

        A Bengal test is the colour of the foot-pads. If they are grey, she is likely a Bengal! Anything else, then not a purebred Bengal, anyway.

  6. tootlepedal March 22, 2014 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Nice work for Tinto and Benjie.

  7. Nylabluesmum March 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    Nylablue is in love with Panda as she keeps chinning the laptop; she has good taste, lol!!!
    I love Cornflake; what a great name for an orange cat!!
    Coddy iz a dorable too!
    You sure had a busy trip this time…whew how do you keep oit all straight?? I am alwayz amazed by the efficiency of all of you!
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue (who sayz Pnada can move in anytime!)

    • Animalcouriers March 24, 2014 at 3:43 pm - Reply

      Nylablue certainly has the best possible taste! It’s busy but luckily all these lovely cats don’t ask for walks 😉

  8. Angela March 23, 2014 at 1:59 am - Reply

    ohh my babies! I really miss them ❤️ have a nice trip, mum is waiting for you!
    and thank you for the comments about my cats – Panda and Rosinha. Panda is a Balinese male and I’m not sure about Rosinha’s breed, I’ve found her on the streets 🙂

    • Animalcouriers March 23, 2014 at 9:51 am - Reply

      Hi Angela, thanks for telling us more about your two beautiful cats. Rosinha does look rather posh for a street cat! They’re doing very well on their journey.

  9. fozziemum March 23, 2014 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Oh I am with Easy…let us know when a job opening comes up bwahaahaha 🙂 safe travels to all hugs Fozziemum xx

    • Animalcouriers March 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      Couriers J&M love calling in at the Animal Inn – they get that great treatment too 😀

  10. Boomdeeadda March 24, 2014 at 3:58 am - Reply

    It’s easy to love Labs, we used to have one named Haley (named after the comet) . they’re so friendly to everyone and I love their soft ears. I’m loving that tunnel bed. I wonder if Blossum would stay in there and stay off my pillow. Bye bye Cornflake….you’re home!

    • Animalcouriers March 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      Labs certainly are easy to love. Nope, one a pillow sleeper, always a pillow sleeper 😀

  11. mythreemoggies March 24, 2014 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Moggies and doggies have a safe trip xxx

  12. Nylabluesmum March 24, 2014 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Oh my gooodness if cats needed to be walked you’d be going 24/7!!! 😉
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xx

  13. petspeopleandlife March 25, 2014 at 4:08 am - Reply

    The dogs are handsome and the kitties are beautiful. The pics are very nice.

  14. baileyboatcat March 27, 2014 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Gosh! You guys are busy! Panda looks like she could be my sister! She wears a collar too… Maybe I could get used to it then!

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