Jack moves from Sweden to Guernsey; Tom, Jerri, Rosie and Charlie leave Guernsey for the US

Jack moves from Sweden to Guernsey; Tom, Jerri, Rosie and Charlie leave Guernsey for the US

Gorgeous Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Jack few into London’s Heathrow Airport from Sweden. After a day’s rest and recuperation, he was ready to be collected by Animalcouriers to continue his journey by road and sea to Guernsey.

We drove to Weymouth where we took a walk and admired a recently installed, rather amazing sculpture by Andy Kirkby, before catching the ferry to St Peter’s Port where we were met by Jack’s very excited family on the quay side.

Once Jack was safely delivered, it was off to collect cats Tom and Jerri and their canine companions Rosie and Charlie. This quartet have an exciting journey ahead as they’re relocating to the US. The two cats are brother and sister, now a year old. Rosie is a 12-years-young black Labrador who keeps younger chocolate Lab Charlie in order. We’re taking them to the UK mainland where they’ll homeboard with us briefly in Surrey before catching their flights later in the week.

Jack gets a goodbye cuddle from the kennel staff at Heathrow Airport

Jack gets a goodbye cuddle from the kennel staff at Heathrow Airport

Jack's amazing markings make him look a bit grumpy about the early morning start, but in fact he was good as gold!

Jack’s amazing markings make him look a bit grumpy about the early morning start, but in fact he was good as gold!

Jack enjoys a leg stretch as we wait at Weymouth for the afternoon ferry

Jack enjoys a leg stretch as we wait at Weymouth for the afternoon ferry

The sculpture features three ichthyosaurs — prehistoric marine reptiles — made from World War One torpedoes pulling a gold throne

The sculpture features three ichthyosaurs — prehistoric marine reptiles — made from World War One torpedoes pulling a gold throne

Jack's family were waiting excitedly for him on the quayside, and there were lots of hugs the minute they were reunited

Jack’s family were waiting excitedly for him on the quayside, and there were lots of hugs the minute they were reunited

Tom settles in for the trip

Tom settles in for the trip

Up close and personal with Jerri

Up close and personal with Jerri

It's only the few grey hairs on her muzzle that give Rosie's age away

It’s only the few grey hairs on her muzzle that give Rosie’s age away

Young Charlie is full of fun

Young Charlie is full of fun

We came across the Little Chapel, decorated with seashells, pebbles and broken china. Built exactly 100 years ago, it's just 5m square and is said to be the world's smallest consecrated church

We came across the Little Chapel, decorated with seashells, pebbles and broken china. Built exactly 100 years ago, it’s just 5m square and is said to be the world’s smallest consecrated church

Here you can see just how small it is against a person

Here you can see just how small it is against a person

Wonderful cat spotted in among the broken china that decorates the chapel

Wonderful cat spotted in among the broken china that decorates the chapel

The chapel's self-appointed custodian (yes, she's real!)

The chapel’s self-appointed custodian (yes, she’s real!)

One of Guernsey's iconic blue pillar boxes

One of Guernsey’s iconic blue pillar boxes

By |2016-10-17T10:50:50+00:00Tuesday, September 9, 2014|animal transportation, pet air travel, reunited|0 Comments

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  1. hutchagoodlife September 9, 2014 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Mummy thinks Charlie is adorable and a bundle of fun! Whee have never seen a blue post box before. It’s odd but pretty!!

    xxxxx

    • Animalcouriers September 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      Yup, choc labs are gorgeous and Charlie sure is fun! Blue post boxes are odd to see but we should be used to the different after the gold ones during the Olympics 😉

  2. easyweimaraner September 9, 2014 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    the sculptures look interesting, but the idea to make art from war material is great, wish once all weapons would be used that way.
    Have a good trip and keep an eye on Tom and Jerri… hope they aren’t like their cartoon-namesakes :o)

    • Animalcouriers September 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      You’re right East, all weapons would be much better turned to this use. Luckily T&J are much more laid back than their cartoon counterparts!

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  4. Jovina Coughlin September 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Lucky Jack and I loved the photos – so interesting.

    • Animalcouriers September 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      Yes, we think Jack is quite delighted to have moved to Guernsey.

  5. onespoiledcat September 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Wonderful photos….Jack is adorable……so are all the other travelers. That chapel is amazing!

    Pam

    • Animalcouriers September 9, 2014 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      We were very pleased to be able to show the scale as it is rather extraordinary!

  6. Lavinia Ross September 9, 2014 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos of the area. Interesting use of old torpedos! Rosie reminds me of an old doggie named Candy I knew from my childhood. Beautiful animals, all of them.

    • Animalcouriers September 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm - Reply

      Courier S had a lot of fun exploring while she waited for the ferry. Think we all have memories of a Rosie in our childhoods, if we’re lucky.

  7. thecontentedcrafter September 9, 2014 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    The animals are obviously well loved – the sculpture is most unusual, love the blue letter box – but the tiny chapel is pure art! Just love it to pieces 😀 I think the Island of Guernsey just made it to my ‘want to visit’ list.

  8. tootlepedal September 9, 2014 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    That sculpture was fun.

  9. Deb Thompson September 10, 2014 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to see Tom, Jeri, Rosie and Charlie…. we are eagerly anticipating them in Boston… went out tonight to make sure they have just the right beds and food…. please keep them safe!!! Deb & Issy Thompson

    • Animalcouriers September 10, 2014 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Bet you are eagerly waiting Deb! All good so far – pleased to hear all ship shape for their arrival 😉 They’ll be with you in no time at all.

  10. Basil September 10, 2014 at 10:42 am - Reply

    What a cute little chapel!

  11. Midwestern Plant Girl September 10, 2014 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Wow, Jack has such an adorable face!
    Love the sculpture. .. interesting. ..
    And lastly. A chicken that guards a mosaic, mini church.
    Ok. I can die now knowing I’ve seen it all! ! Haha!

  12. katiebblogs September 10, 2014 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    We want a Jack! Such a cutie, all of them of course. That is the most amazing little sight, how neat and unique!

  13. becomingcliche September 10, 2014 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen a chicken in a post! I like it.

  14. Nylabluesmum September 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Jack is lovely!!!
    That Cahpel is wonderful; love the cat tile alot…you see the most interesting things on your travels!! Love that chicken who guards the Chapel; too cute!
    Safe trip to all.
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue <3 <3 <3

  15. petspeopleandlife September 11, 2014 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Such cute dogs and great looking cats. The chapel is really unique. My goodness the things you guys get get to see.

  16. Boomdeeadda September 12, 2014 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Awww, Charlie made my heart go bump. A very good friend of mine just had to say goodbye to their ‘Coco’. She was only 7 but got cancer. They are so even tempered and gentle and always seem to be smiling. No wonder so many family choose them as their forever pet. xB

  17. Mustang.Koji September 13, 2014 at 7:55 am - Reply

    OMG, that Jack is so lovable! And some very nice photos again! That is a VERY small church but would my belly be able to squeeze through? lol

  18. Linda Anselmi September 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Always love the pet photos and glimpses of the journey, but then you throw in the unexpected like — a photo of three ichthyosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, made from World War One torpedoes pulling a gold throne. Awesome!

  19. crazytraintotinkytown September 15, 2014 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    You need to run a caption competition for the pic of Jack

  20. angelswhisper2011 September 22, 2014 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Tom and Jerri made their own selfies, I guess 😀 Adorable post 🙂 Pawkisses 🙂

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