While couriers J and M continue their journey through Italy towards Greece, courier S crossed to France via Eurotunnel yesterday lunchtime.

Travelling with Animalcouriers from Exeter are Labrador trio Bibi, Digger and Kizzy. This mother, son and daughter are off to start a fantastic new life with their owners in Normandy. They’re a bouncy bunch but, in true Labrador style, food and a fair bit of sleep are their favourite things!

Crete-born Icarus has been living in the beautiful English city of Bath for a few months, and now he and his owner are heading back to their Cretan paradise. Animalcouriers drove them to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport for their flight to Athens, where they’ll catch a connecting flight to Crete β€” all in all, a journey of precisely 24 hours.

On leaving Paris, Courier S and the three Labs headed towards the Chantilly area with its wonderful woodlands and royal parks, where we had delightful after-dinner walks and spent the night.

Labrador family Bibi with son Digger and daughter Kizzy

Labrador family Bibi with son Digger and daughter Kizzy

Icarus on board with Animalcouriers

Icarus on board with Animalcouriers

Mum Bibi dines in peace al fresco, away from the ravenous kids!

Mum Bibi dines in peace al fresco, away from the ravenous kids!

Kizzy chilling out on her woodland walk

Kizzy chilling out on her woodland walk

Digger is keen to enter the 'longest tongue' award

Digger is keen to enter the ‘longest tongue’ award

Icarus reckons he can beat any dog hands (paws?) down in that competition!

Icarus reckons he can beat any dog hands (paws?) down in that competition!