Max and Isabelle reach their new home, and we receive news of Matilda

Max and Isabelle reach their new home, and we receive news of Matilda

Stunning feline duo Max and Isabelle have been reunited with their owner Kristen. Home for these top gun cats is now RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, where Kristen has been posted following a spell in Germany. She’s looking forward to settling Max and Isabelle into their new environment.

We also received an update on another lovely cat passenger. Matilda travelled with us from Lefkas in March this year, at a rather challenging time for pet travel from Greece. Her journey to the UK started by road, involved an unexpected flight in the middle, and finished by road and sea. Matilda was magnificent throughout, completely unfazed by each new step and mode of transport. Her owner Jenny has kept in touch, and recentlly sent us some news and photos:

“Here are a couple of pictures of Matilda. The thing round her neck is an electronic identity tag for her cat-flap, which she mastered admirably in a very short time! Fortunately the back gardens of these houses are well away from the busy road at the front, and she is quite safe frolicking out there, sharpening her claws on the decking and tree. She only got stuck up the tree once, the first time, and had to be helped down!

Once again, I want to say thank you for taking such excellent care of her during that ridiculously difficult journey from Lefkas.”

Kristen is delighted to be reunited with Max and Isabelle

Kristen is delighted to be reunited with Max and Isabelle

Matilda enjoying her sunny UK garden

Matilda enjoying her sunny UK garden

The very beautiful Matilda is not in the least camera shy!

The very beautiful Matilda is not in the least camera shy!


  1. onespoiledcat Jul 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Oh Mathilda is beautiful and I’m so happy she loves her new home……….looks like she has a lovely garden to play and nap in!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Animalcouriers Jul 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      She is delightful and so unflappable 😀 Tested out her new garden nicely, thanks!

  2. easyweimaraner Jul 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    wow that’s high tech, I want such a thingy too for my door :o) is it like a key for the cat-flap?

    • Animalcouriers Jul 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      It is indeed a key, if a somewhat large one! For your size, we think you need a common-or-garden house key 😀

  3. Marc-André Jul 7, 2014 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    You guys are doing an amazing job!

  4. Curt Mekemson Jul 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Wouldn’t do to have a raccoon steal that cat door key. I could see a cat with low morals loaning it out for a fee. –Curt

    • Animalcouriers Jul 10, 2014 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      We have know of cats with low morals allowing their chums to follow through 😉

      • Curt Mekemson Jul 11, 2014 at 5:10 pm - Reply

        Inviting the neighborhood in for a late night party? 🙂 –Curt

  5. angelswhisper2011 Jul 7, 2014 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Oh, what a lovely face she has. I think she knew she was safe with you. Pawkisses <3

    • Animalcouriers Jul 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      Matilda’s face is so lovely we had to make her into a header girl!

  6. tootlepedal Jul 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    The second best Matilda that I know.

  7. Marty the Manx Jul 8, 2014 at 3:30 am - Reply

    So great to hear that Matilda has settled in. How nice she has her own garden! Love when you get your follow ups 🙂

    • Animalcouriers Jul 11, 2014 at 12:06 pm - Reply

      It’s great to hear updates, especially when Matilda’s route out of Greece was so complex!

      • Marty the Manx Jul 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm - Reply

        Concats on winning one of Bailey’s books!

  8. petspeopleandlife Jul 8, 2014 at 4:37 am - Reply

    So nice that Matilda has a lovely garden to explore. Lucky cat. E collar is a good idea but are the collars breakway? Cats can get hung if the collar is not breakaway. Just a thought here. my daughter who is a vet always uses breakaway but her cats are all indoor as well. So are mine.

    • Animalcouriers Jul 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      Not sure what type of collar Matilda is wearing but we’d agree with you that a breakaway collar is the best way to avoid horrible accidents.

  9. Basil Jul 8, 2014 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Glad to hear Matilda has settled in well!

  10. fozziemum Jul 8, 2014 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    They are great those gadgets we had one where we lived before…an Matilda is one stunning feline 🙂 and love that header guys!!! hugs Fozziemum xxx

    • Animalcouriers Jul 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      They are great gadgets. We’ve heard of one that reads the cat’s microchip and only lets known cats in – the height of tech, eh?

      • fozziemum Jul 13, 2014 at 10:18 am - Reply

        Yep the kids were talking about this weekend and it’s apparently really expensive here 🙂 figures hahaahah 🙂 xx

  11. Yay Matilda!!! Great job guys! Loved this post!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  12. katiebblogs Jul 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    We remember Matilda! So nice to have an update and that they keep in touch 🙂

    • Animalcouriers Jul 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      Yes, when trips get complicated we especially like to hear how everyone has settled down afterwards.

  13. Clowie Jul 9, 2014 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Matilda looks very content! It’s nice to hear she’s settling in after her journey.

  14. becomingcliche Jul 9, 2014 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Matilda has a very elegant face!

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