Noir and Miss are travelling with us from France to Portugal

Noir and Miss are travelling with us from France to Portugal

You may remember that late last year, two cats belonging to Fanny travelled with us from Lyon to Lisbon, on the last leg of their journey all the way from Canada. Fanny’s Portuguese home has lots of open space and wonderful view of the sea — perfect for any puss.

Now two more of Fanny’s cats have reached Europe — Noir and Miss — and are making the same journey with us from France to Portugal. We got Noir on board fairly easily, but with Miss it was quite another story…

Noir enjoying an afternoon nap in a shady spot when we arrived at the cattery where these two have been staying since they touched down

Noir enjoying an afternoon nap in a shady spot when we arrived at the cattery where these two have been staying since they touched down

Lovely corner Noir had found for himself — the perfect place to relax

Lovely corner Noir had found for himself — the perfect place to relax

Noir was reasonably cooperative about being scooped up into a cat box to transfer to our van

Noir was reasonably cooperative about being scooped up into a cat box to transfer to our van

Very sweet and pretty Miss enjoyed a goodbye cuddle with one of the cattery assistants

Very sweet and pretty Miss enjoyed a goodbye cuddle with one of the cattery assistants

She also let us tickle her neck and head — but a dramatic change took place when she caught sight of the cat box…

She also let us tickle her neck and head — but a dramatic change took place when she caught sight of the cat box…

…and decided to make a break for it, leaping up onto the roof of the cattery unit, courier M in hot pursuit

…and decided to make a break for it, leaping up onto the roof of the cattery unit, courier M in hot pursuit

A game of tag ensued, with Miss as 'it' and courier M darting back and forth. This round of three-dimensional chess eventually came to an end when Miss, perhaps tiring of the game despite the tactical advantage she had maintained throughout, left her rooftop refuge and dropped to the floor. As she made to clamber up the wire sides of the cat unit, courier M pounced.

A game of tag ensued, with Miss as ‘it’ and courier M darting back and forth. This round of three-dimensional chess eventually came to an end when Miss, perhaps tiring of the game despite the tactical advantage she had maintained throughout, left her rooftop refuge and dropped to the floor. As she made to clamber up the wire sides of the cat unit, courier M pounced.

By | 2016-10-17T10:51:04+00:00 Wednesday, July 16, 2014|animal transportation, pet travel by road|30 Comments

30 Comments

  1. onespoiledcat July 16, 2014 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    I think Miss was perhaps tired of traveling and decided to avoid that carrier as long as possible! Sam WILL NOT get in a carrier – that’s why I had to resort to leash/harness!

    Pam

    • Animalcouriers July 16, 2014 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      Miss knew exactly what she was doing 😀 Do Sam’s extra toes help him ‘resist’ the carrier?

  2. fanny July 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Thank you !
    I look forward.
    Fanny
    Her name is not Noir but Moby 🙂

  3. Midwestern Plant Girl July 16, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    But TAG is such a fun game! Haha!

  4. Sheila Morris July 16, 2014 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Nothing spells success like Repeat Business – why wouldn’t anyone want to trust their friends and family to Animal Couriers?? I’m thinking if I ever go across the Pond again, I’ll apply to Animal Couriers to carry me around with them!! 🙂

    • Animalcouriers July 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      He he – we have great air conditioning but you may find the accommodation somewhat cramped 😉 Red Man would have a more comfortable ride 😀

  5. Sheila Morris July 16, 2014 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Great stories of Great Escapes by kitties!! 🙂

    • Animalcouriers July 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm - Reply

      Oh, there has been many a cat who has given us the slip on the day we’ve been supposed to collect them 😀

  6. sunsetdragon July 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Noir is a beauty and is a shorter haired version of my Ali.
    Missy is also a beauty.
    Wonderful about repeat business and we already know how wonderful you all are with your travelers.
    Thank goodness Courier M is on top of things and caught the escapee.

    • Animalcouriers July 16, 2014 at 6:09 pm - Reply

      Luckily it was only a matter of time before Miss joined the trip but she had a lot of fun testing courier M!

  7. davidprosser July 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    What stunning eyes Noir/Moby has. Great work from that courier.

  8. easyweimaraner July 16, 2014 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    maybe her name is Miss because you will miss to get her in her travel box?

  9. Beautiful kitties!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    • Animalcouriers July 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      Beautiful kitties indeed, even if Miss gave us the runaround 😀

  10. Basil July 17, 2014 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Sounds like a brilliant game – I bet Courier M loved every second of it BOL

  11. petspeopleandlife July 18, 2014 at 4:03 am - Reply

    It’s evident that Miss does not let tpo be riding in a pet carrier. Poor thing. She was really trying ti escape. Good thing courier M was faster than a cat.:-)

    • Animalcouriers July 18, 2014 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Luckily for courier M, Miss did tire of the game. Can understand she’s had enough travelling but Fanny is waiting for her in Portugal and we’re sure Miss will appreciate it in the end 😉

  12. crazytraintotinkytown July 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I have cat box time too

  13. Boomdeeadda July 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    What a fab cattery that is. I had a girlfriend at our new house yesterday and while we were enjoying our visit, both Petals and Blossum squeezed under a retractable screen door. I had no idea they could and thank heavens they stayed on the porch. As strictly indoor cats, Petals, I think was freaked out and was actually under the porch. Someday, It would be nice to have a screen porch that they could go too like these kennels though. Way to be nibble Courier M 😉

    • Animalcouriers July 25, 2014 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      Oh dear, it’s frightening when they show you how wrong you are about where they can and cannot go! Once you’re settled in properly, they no doubt would love you to enclose that porch for them 😉

  14. Clowie July 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Lucky courier M got to have a go at climbing and test his catlike reflexes!

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