Happy reunions for Edie, Barley, Bob and Sam

Happy reunions for Edie, Barley, Bob and Sam

When we met up with Ben in Geneva, Edie was so excited to see him that she dashed across the car park and straight into his arms!

From there it was on to Salazac to reunite Siamese cat Barley with his owner Brian. We had to meet Brian outside the village as it’s so quaint and narrow there was no way we could fit our van down its streets.

Then we headed a bit further south and west to the town of Narbonne to deliver Bob to Ruth. In this rugby-mad part of France, Ruth’s partner is lucky enough to work for the Narbonne Rugby Club.

We stayed the night just outside Narbonne, then drove to Caramany, near Perpignan, which is Sam’s new home. It’s something of a sleepy hollow, overlooked by a lovely church and boasting its own wine label. The vendanges were in full swing as we drove through the hills — all done by hand, so we could see hods, buckets and tractors and trailers everywhere. After a quick nose around, Sam reacquainted himself with his special bedroom brought all the way from the UK.

Edie throws herself at Ben…

Edie throws herself at Ben…

…and gives him 'hello' kisses

…and gives him ‘hello’ kisses

Brian delighted to have Barley back

Brian delighted to have Barley back

Barley still chatting away as we left

Barley still chatting away as we left

Salazac's magnificent 11th century church

Salazac’s magnificent 11th century church

Bob with Ruth at their new home smack bang in the middle of Narbonne

Bob with Ruth at their new home smack bang in the middle of Narbonne

Looks like Banksy has been illustrating Narbonne's street signs!

Looks like Banksy has been illustrating Narbonne’s street signs!

The picturesque village of Caramany

The picturesque village of Caramany

Ian points out the finer points of Sam's special bedroom — own front door and favourite basket!

Ian points out the finer points of Sam’s special bedroom — own front door and favourite basket!

By |2016-10-17T10:50:41+00:00Wednesday, October 15, 2014|animal transportation, pet travel by road, reunited|36 Comments

36 Comments

  1. easyweimaraner October 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Edie and Ben should be on the title of a magazin, that’s a picture what shows true LOVE :o) wonder that they can still wear shorts in the south, it’s darned cold here since today :o)

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2014 at 9:43 am - Reply

      It really was a wonderful reunion and they do deserve to be cover boy and girl! Still remarkably warm down south 😉

  2. Rhonda October 15, 2014 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Your tails bring such wag to my day! Great photos…great stories…and agree with the gray one…Edie and Ben, The Love Story.

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2014 at 9:45 am - Reply

      The GrayMistyOne is spot on about the Edie & Ben love story!

  3. katiebblogs October 15, 2014 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Such a nice reunion, it must be so special to see! Barley has quite an expression 🙂

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2014 at 9:46 am - Reply

      It’s wonderful to see such delighted reunions. Barley has quite an expression and an awful lot to say 😉

  4. Sand Spring Chesapeakes October 15, 2014 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    So sweet, sure glad they all got there safely

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2014 at 9:47 am - Reply

      A lovely group reunited with their lovely families. Always a delight to see.

  5. Jovina Coughlin October 15, 2014 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Barley thinks he is a big cat instead of just a little one.

  6. Mustang.Koji October 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Edie… *sniff*

  7. Misaki October 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Love the pics of Edie and Ben xx

  8. tootlepedal October 15, 2014 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    I am glad that some scene setting pictures were included today. They were interesting. (The animals were fine too of course.)

  9. Austin Starr October 16, 2014 at 1:03 am - Reply

    these are so cute! and I love the photos of the places, too. Sam’s special bedroom — I’m trying not to let MY cat see that one! she’d be sooooo jealous.

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2014 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Sam’s special bedroom was very interesting to see and we suspect many a cat would be jealous.

  10. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady October 16, 2014 at 2:40 am - Reply

    Aww! Such a sweet post!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2014 at 9:51 am - Reply

      Always great to see the coming together of pets and owners after a trip!

  11. Marty the Manx October 16, 2014 at 3:09 am - Reply

    What a perfect post to end my day 🙂 Thank you, thank you!

    • Animalcouriers October 21, 2014 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      So glad you enjoyed it – reunions really are the best 😀

  12. petspeopleandlife October 16, 2014 at 3:37 am - Reply

    Barley made me laugh. He’s a great looking cat. And that special “cat bathroom” is like I’ve been wanting to get made for my cats. The scenery is special on this trip.

    • Animalcouriers October 21, 2014 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      Barley made us all laugh! We think that there could be a great business in those cat condos.

  13. Basil October 16, 2014 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I still love your reunion pictures – such love!!

  14. Clowie October 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    It’s lovely to see the happy faces when your passengers get to their bipeds. Sam’s bedroom looks great!

  15. becomingcliche October 16, 2014 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Barley! I do love a chatty cat!

  16. sunsetdragon October 18, 2014 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Sweet photo of Edie giving Ben loves.
    That Barkley has the most expressive face and looks like a real character.
    Love the photo of the 11th century church.
    Have a good week end all.

    • Animalcouriers October 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      They were all great characters and Barley one of the biggest!

  17. crazytraintotinkytown October 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Love that cat bedroom what a fab idea

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