Update on our trip from southern Europe

Update on our trip from southern Europe

After collecting passengers in Portugal and Spain, Animalcouriers crossed the border into France and spent the night just outside Narbonne. We had a lovely sunny morning for our walks, then hit the road heading northwards via Castelnaudary to Limoges, picking up more pets en route for the UK.

Yellow Lab Wally with his grandpapa Juan at Burgos. Wally originally travelled to Spain with us in June.

Yellow Lab Wally with his grandpapa Juan at Burgos. Wally originally travelled to Spain with us in June.

Wally is a very handsome young chap

Wally is a very handsome young chap

Tabby Faisca is settling into the trip and becoming quite chatty

Tabby Faisca is settling into the trip and becoming quite chatty

Our colleague Alex from Traveldog brought us Jura and Thrall, a delightful pair of pups who are heading for Edinburgh in Scotland where Yolanda is waiting for them

Our colleague Alex from Traveldog brought us Jura and Thrall, a delightful pair of pups who are heading for Edinburgh in Scotland where Yolanda is waiting for them

Alex joined us for a coffee and helped us walk the dogs. Here he is with Smokey and Bingo.

Alex joined us for a coffee and helped us walk the dogs. Here he is with Smokey and Bingo.

Molly and Pipoca enjoyed the morning sunshine

Molly and Pipoca enjoyed the morning sunshine

Crunch and Star were very interested in all the French smells and sounds

Crunch and Star were very interested in all the French smells and sounds

Here is Bolt, who has made friends with Zora. They give each other little kissy licks on the face.

Here is Bolt, who has made friends with Zora. They give each other little kissy licks on the face.

Bolt's new friend Zora. It's very nice for us when two dogs strike up a friendship and can share a walk, and even play a bit together as they get to know each other

Bolt’s new friend Zora. It’s very nice for us when two dogs strike up a friendship and can share a walk, and even play a bit together as they get to know each other

Beautiful Cocker Spaniel Saphira is a very loving girl. When we're walking, she stops every 10 paces or so, waiting for a little cuddle, pat or ear fondle.

Beautiful Cocker Spaniel Saphira is a very loving girl. When we’re walking, she stops every 10 paces or so, waiting for a little cuddle, pat or ear fondle.

Cute and friendly Banksy is in non-stop play mode

Cute and friendly Banksy is in non-stop play mode

The shaggy vineyard where we used to walk dogs in Narbonne has been replaced by a very organised arrangement of new young plants

The shaggy vineyard where we used to walk dogs in Narbonne has been replaced by a very organised arrangement of new young plants

We noticed on Jura and Thrall's passports that their internal parasite treatments had timed out…

We noticed on Jura and Thrall’s passports that their internal parasite treatments had timed out…

…We were lucky enough to find a vet near Castelnaudary who could squeeze us in to his schedule and get them up to date

…We were lucky enough to find a vet near Castelnaudary who could squeeze us in to his schedule and get them up to date

Basking Beagles on their evening walk in the LImousin region

Basking Beagles on their evening walk in the LImousin region

Benji takes a break on a bench

Benji takes a break on a bench

Close-up on Smokey

Close-up on Smokey

Bingo enters the longest tongue competition

Bingo enters the longest tongue competition

Think Wally stands a better chance!

Think Wally stands a better chance!

This tower is part of the converted ancient building that was our hotel for the night in Limoges

This tower is part of the converted ancient building that was our hotel for the night in Limoges

The Chihuahuas stopped for a chat with one of the 'locals'

The Chihuahuas stopped for a chat with one of the ‘locals’

Zora was also keen to say hi

Zora was also keen to say hi

Bolt was a little less respectful in his greeting

Bolt was a little less respectful in his greeting

Sentry on duty while we came and went on our dog walks

Sentry on duty while we came and went on our dog walks

By | 2016-10-17T10:50:59+00:00 Tuesday, July 22, 2014|animal transportation, pet travel by road|31 Comments

31 Comments

  1. easyweimaraner July 22, 2014 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Oh maybe Jura and Thrall will meet Bouncing bertie one in Edinburgh?

  2. katiebblogs July 22, 2014 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    What beautiful pictures. Love that tower pic, what a pretty place.

    • Animalcouriers July 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      It was a lovely place to stay in and the grounds were perfect for our walks.

  3. sunsetdragon July 22, 2014 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Wally sure is a handsome fella.
    Tabby has a sweet face.
    Molly and Pipoca caught my heart.
    Love the beagles.
    Thank goodness you found a vet who squeezed Jura and Thrall in so their passports would be up to date.
    Safe travels to all couriers and charges.

    • Animalcouriers July 23, 2014 at 5:15 pm - Reply

      There were quite a large number of contenders for heart breakers this trip! It was a relief to get the passports up to date – not always an easy find on a Monday.

  4. onespoiledcat July 22, 2014 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    WOW……lots of photos this time – you’ve got quite a load of travelers!! Love the ivy covered tower and all the happy faces!

    Hugs, Pam and Sam

    • Animalcouriers July 23, 2014 at 5:16 pm - Reply

      Yes, it was a rather large group of passengers this time! The ivy covered tower was a pleasure to stay in.

  5. Curt Mekemson July 22, 2014 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Saphira has that look: “C’mon, you know you love me.”

  6. fozziemum July 22, 2014 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Such great pics of all travellers and scenery…what a wonderful way to see the world with and through the eyes of animals..safe travels all hugs and loves Fozziemum 🙂 xxx

    • Animalcouriers July 23, 2014 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      There was a large group of eyes to view it from this time!

      • fozziemum July 24, 2014 at 2:57 am - Reply

        Indeed so wonderful to see so many gorgeous babies 🙂 hugs Bev xx

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

  8. thecontentedcrafter July 22, 2014 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I think if I were in the market for a job, this would be such a great one! 🙂 All those animals look so happy and relaxed despite being in a fairly stressful situation. You guys are great and I am enjoying so much reading your blog 🙂

    • Animalcouriers July 23, 2014 at 5:19 pm - Reply

      Glad you enjoy the blog! They all settle quickly once they’ve got used to the routine on the road.

  9. Midwestern Plant Girl July 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Wow is Saphira a cutie! I’d stop every 5 feet to pet her!

  10. Jodi July 22, 2014 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    You seem to have a full house there. Safe travels for all!

  11. petspeopleandlife July 23, 2014 at 5:07 am - Reply

    Chihuahuas are too cute. I can’t even try to mention all the dogs who are beautifu. The sentry cat I think, takes the prize. Looks very mysterious. All the photos are just great. What a trip! .

  12. Basil July 23, 2014 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Looks like a lovely place.

  13. ladysarahinlondon July 23, 2014 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Amazing! Very full schedule. Do you guys have any tips for getting a nervous cat to relax during a trip? X

    • Animalcouriers July 23, 2014 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      Yup, it was a very busy trip! We’d suggest Feliway sprayed in the cat carrier – the pheromones calm their nerves.

  14. l commend you for the kind work you do for Gods friendly creatures.Blessings.JM

  15. Nylabluesmum July 27, 2014 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Yoe iz Sapphira n sweet Banksy!
    We adore da Beeglez too…baskin Beeglez are pawsum!
    Safe trip to all of dem.
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too x0x0x0

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