Stunning feline duo Max and Isabelle are moving from Bamberg in Germany to Cambridgeshire. They belong to Kris who has a new forces posting at Lakenheath and, of course, Max and Isabelle are going too. After a short spell homeboarding locally, where they had a bedroom to themselves filled with toys, they crossed the channel yesterday evening with courier S and will stay with Animalcouriers until Kris has completed her move. It was a bit of a tight squeeze fitting a trip in for these cats but Kris has been very flexible about adjusting their travel plans.

Also relocating from mainland Europe is handsome black Labrador Texas — Tex to his friends. He is travelling with Animalcouriers from just north of The Hague in the Netherlands, to Dublin in Ireland. At 15 years of age this senior fellow is a seasoned traveller, and enjoyed listening to music and chatting with courier J on the first leg of his journey.

Meanwhile courier M collected a five-year-old Great Dane on his way back down from Scotland. This lovely lass was given up by her owners as, although they were able to care for her generally, her size meant they couldn’t control her properly, and she had a couple of encounters with other dogs. The very nice kennels where she’s been staying for a few months have been unable to rehome her, and so asked National Great Dane Rescue (NGDR) for help. Animalcouriers were called on to transfer her to NGDR’s terrific facility in Wiltshire.

Handsome Max has the same amazing eyes as…

Handsome Max has the same amazing eyes as…

…beautiful Isabelle. These two cats are used to being spoken to in German, so courier S learned a few key bits of vocab — but couldn't get a word in edgeways as these two were very chatty about the journey!

…beautiful Isabelle. These two cats are used to being spoken to in German, so courier S learned a few key bits of vocab — but couldn’t get a word in edgeways as these two were very chatty about the journey!

Max and Isabelle clearing customs at the Eurotunnel animal reception centre

Max and Isabelle clearing customs at the Eurotunnel animal reception centre

Isabelle looking very pleased to be a step closer to Cambridgeshire

Isabelle looking very pleased to be a step closer to Cambridgeshire

Kaitlyn and Ashley giving Tex some serious goodbye hugs

Kaitlyn and Ashley giving Tex some serious goodbye hugs

Telling Tex it won't be long before they're all back together

Telling Tex it won’t be long before they’re all back together

Tex at Calais — don't worry about that pink string, it's just his lead!

Tex at Calais — don’t worry about that pink string, it’s just his lead!

Courier J and Tex reached home in plenty of time for Tex to have a walk and some supper, followed by a good night's sleep ready for an early morning start

Courier J and Tex reached home in plenty of time for Tex to have a walk and some supper, followed by a good night’s sleep ready for an early morning start

The Great Dane we collected is very affectionate and in lovely condition. Because of her mistrust of other dogs, she'll need a special new home, but it will be worth it for whoever can offer her a place in their lives.

The Great Dane we collected is very affectionate and in lovely condition. Because of her mistrust of other dogs, she’ll need a special new home, but it will be worth it for whoever can offer her a place in their lives.

National Great Dane Rescue, who do a great job

National Great Dane Rescue, who do a great job

Here's little Lola, who we collected last week. She's homeboarding with Lyn until we set off for Spain towards the end of next week

Here’s little Lola, who we collected last week. She’s homeboarding with Lyn until we set off for Spain towards the end of next week

Lyn popped in with Lola to say hello to courier J

Lyn popped in with Lola to say hello to courier J