Chunky and Lurcher pups head north, Anakin and Bob jet off from Heathrow, and Flup and Sailor reach their new home

Chunky and Lurcher pups head north, Anakin and Bob jet off from Heathrow, and Flup and Sailor reach their new home

Courier M collected two Lurcher Collie cross puppies from breeder Sally Handcock in Sutton Coldfield. These two youngsters, who don’t yet have names, are travelling with us to their new owners in Fife in Scotland. Also on board was lovely tortoiseshell cat Chunky. This chatty, friendly puss is on her way from Sussex to Cumbria.

Meanwhile courier S made sure stunning Siberian Husky Anakin and incredibly cute Shih Tzu Bob got to Heathrow airport in plenty of time for their flights. Anakin from Hove in West Sussex is flying to New Zealand where his owners are relocating. Anakin was originally born and raised in the US, and accompanied his family when work brought them to the UK, so he’s a seasoned traveller who takes flying in his stride.

Bob travelled with us from Lancashire, where his owner shed a few tears at the prospect of even a short time apart. He spent the night before his flight home boarding with Animalcouriers, then it was off Heathrow for his flight to Australia, where he’ll be reuinited with his family.

We also heard from Maddie, who adopted little Greek kitties Flup and Sailor. She says:

“Flup and Sailor arrived this evening! And oh my god are they cute! Flup is best friends with everything and everyone straight away! He’s just a little bundle of love! Sailor is a little unsure but has already settled down some since coming home so I think she will be absolutely fine in no time! Good thing she has her buddy Flup with her!

They really are so so sweet though. I’m in love with them already. They haven’t been formally introduced to Zeus yet as we want them to settle first but he knows something is going on and he’s very excited! We have two weeks off work to slowly introduce them properly so that they become best of friends.”

Little girl puppy

Little girl puppy

Little boy puppy

Little boy puppy

Sally's Lurcher Collie pups are all very alert and pleased to meet new people

Sally’s Lurcher Collie pups are all very alert and pleased to meet new people

Chunky shows us her lovely tortie markings

Chunky shows us her lovely tortie markings

Handsome Anakin with his blue and brown eyes

Handsome Anakin with his blue and brown eyes

A last goodbye to a very relaxed Anakin as he head off to board his flight. The airport vet commented on what a beautiful and gentle dog he is.

A last goodbye to a very relaxed Anakin as he head off to board his flight. The airport vet commented on what a beautiful and gentle dog he is.

Loving and well loved Bob

Loving and well loved Bob

Bob has a goodbye chat with house dog Hugo — these two really bonded while Bob was staying

Bob has a goodbye chat with house dog Hugo — these two really bonded while Bob was staying

Bob is cleared and ready for take-off

Bob is cleared and ready for take-off

Flup and Sailor on their way to their new home

Flup and Sailor on their way to their new home

25 Comments

  1. crazytraintotinkytown June 29, 2014 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Is Zeus the one who was left behind in Greece?

  2. Mustang.Koji June 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Those Lurcher Collier pups are so darn cute!!!

    • Animalcouriers July 1, 2014 at 10:55 am - Reply

      They are and they’d all have piled into the van for an adventure, given half a chance 😉

  3. Marty the Manx June 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Thrilled the kittens are settling in. Anakin is a beauty and Bob looks so sweet.

    • Animalcouriers July 1, 2014 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Anakin is very striking – the vet was very taken with him.

  4. pawedblog June 29, 2014 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Ahh gorgeous! All of them again!!… Is Hugo some kind of Westie or Scottie? I may be biased but I think Shih Tzu’s and terriers go together perfectly! 😉
    Hugs, Carrie and pups! x

    • Animalcouriers July 1, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Believe it or not, Hugo is a Portuguese Podenco – his wiry hair makes it hard to tell but his ears give him away 😉 We’d have to agree about Shih Tzu’s and terriers.

      • pawedblog July 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm - Reply

        Wow! Another breed I hadn’t heard of! What a cutie!! <3

  5. Lavinia Ross June 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    Little Flup and Sailor have that wide-eyed innocence. Best wishes to them in their new home!

    Beautiful animals in all the photos!

    • Animalcouriers July 1, 2014 at 11:02 am - Reply

      Flup and Sailor have landed on their feet – they’ve gone to the most wonderful home.

  6. Curt Mekemson June 29, 2014 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    The little girl and boy pups definitely look like little girls and boys. Great capture. And I agree Anakin is one handsome dog. At some point, AC, should run a contest for the most creative/unusual/amusing dog and cat names from among those you have carried. 🙂 –Curt

    • Animalcouriers July 1, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

      You know Curt, you’ve touched on something we’ve been playing around with for a while. One of our followers, Boomdee, suggested we put together a book with all the wonderful names we’ve come across. However, your idea is one we’re much more likely to ever get round to 😀 Watch this space but don’t hold your breath 😉

      • Curt Mekemson July 1, 2014 at 6:24 pm - Reply

        I am looking forward to it. Besides, one of these days when I get another dog, I can use the inspiration! 🙂

  7. sunsetdragon June 30, 2014 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Sweet little girl puppy is adorable, and so is little boy puppy. Think I would name them Max and Missy. Such sweet babies.
    Beautiful collie pups.
    Beautiful markings on that Chunky kitty.
    Anakan is a handsome fella, and Bob is adorable and heart stealer.
    Flup and Sailer and such sweet kitties and the white one has two different colored eyes and is my fav.
    Good trip to you all.

    • Animalcouriers July 1, 2014 at 11:07 am - Reply

      Thanks, the trip went very well. Gorgeous pups and older passengers too. We’re very taken with two coloured eyes and seem to have had many examples of the trait in recent passengers.

  8. Nylabluesmum June 30, 2014 at 3:51 am - Reply

    Hurrah fer Flup n Sailor!!! Dey are purrsonal favez of mine!
    We fink Anakin iz gorgeeuss…tooked Mum’z breath away!
    We nose all da poocheiz n kittehz will get to where dey need to be safe n sound….
    Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum too <3 <3

  9. petspeopleandlife June 30, 2014 at 4:59 am - Reply

    Oh my the puppies are so cute. And they look to all be very well cared for and healthy. Yes, I be crying too if I had to put my dog on a plane to ride in the cargo hold. And what lucky cats to have been adopted by a lovely person. I’m so glad they are getting a wonderful home.

    • Animalcouriers July 1, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      The puppies are in bubblingly good health. It’s a hard decision to fly a pet anywhere but leaving them behind isn’t an option. Those two kittens are much luckier than most and have gone to a very lovely household.

  10. Heide Croft June 30, 2014 at 6:12 am - Reply

    I love the work you do and how each animal is so loved and pampered, I can’t wait for my sharpei to travel with you she’s going to love it. You really are wonderful! X

    • Animalcouriers July 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      That is so kind. When is your lovely girl travelling? Do look forward to meeting her!

  11. easyweimaraner June 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I like Lurchers, they have such an interesting history :o) I can’t wait to see Flup and Sailor in their new home, I bet their family will have tons of fun!

    • Animalcouriers July 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      We are very much hoping to have some photos of those two lovelies once they’ve settled in. We would love to see how Zeus welcomes them – we guess he may be bossed around a bit 😀

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