Lovely puppy Felipe travelled with Animalcouriers to the Madrid area to share Christmas with Sergio, Barbara and all the family. We quite understand why they didn’t want to be apart from him — he’s gorgeous!

Louis, another young pup travelled with us to rejoin Morris, who’s relocated from Scotland to the Nerja area. Louis is a big fellow, still learning about his weight and strength as he pulled courier M along on his walks.

In Conil we called in to collect Staffie Rita and her pal Bob, a 14-year-old Labrador cross. After popping leads on them we spent a bit of time chatting with their owner and checking the dogs’ passports. Next thing we knew, the two dogs were back, big smiles on their faces and the leads in pieces all over the floor!

In Marbella we stopped off to collect Sally’s cats, Gypsy and Mellie, who are both 16 years old. After many happy years here, Sally and her cats are off to live in Fulham, in London. Although the girls have never travelled or left Marbella before, they’re taking the journey in their stride and love watching all the comings and goings as we walk the dogs.

Lovely young Felipe, heading to Madrid

Lovely young Felipe, heading to Madrid

Pedro, Sergio's dad met us to take delivery of Felipe. Even though they'd never met before, we could see it was the start of a beautiful friendship!

Pedro, Sergio’s dad met us to take delivery of Felipe. Even though they’d never met before, we could see it was the start of a beautiful friendship!

Handsome (and hairy) young Louis

Handsome (and hairy) young Louis

Reunion in Nerja for Louis with Morris, who'd missed Louis and was interested to hear how he'd travelled

Reunion in Nerja for Louis with Morris, who’d missed Louis and was interested to hear how he’d travelled

Louis tries out for 'longest tongue' as he sits in Morris's car, ready for the last leg of his journey

Louis tries out for ‘longest tongue’ as he sits in Morris’s car, ready for the last leg of his journey

Rita and Bob made short work of their leads

Rita and Bob made short work of their leads

Wearing new leads, here are Rita (L) and Bob (R) with Miguel. He originally adopted the dogs in Northern Ireland and is now on his way back there, to Ballycastle.

Wearing new leads, here are Rita (L) and Bob (R) with Miguel. He originally adopted the dogs in Northern Ireland and is now on his way back there, to Ballycastle.

Sally bids Gypsy and Mellie goodbye

Sally bids Gypsy and Mellie goodbye

Here's Gypsy. Both she and her companion…

Here’s Gypsy. Both she and her companion…

…Mellie are in fine and sprightly fettle for their age

…Mellie are in fine and sprightly fettle for their age

Spain produces only a very limited number of cheeses — around seven at the last count. Many come from Extramadura, which is where we happened upon this cheese vending machine at a roadside bar. Looks like a comprehensive selection!

Spain produces only a very limited number of cheeses — around seven at the last count. Many come from Extramadura, which is where we happened upon this cheese vending machine at a roadside bar. Looks like a comprehensive selection!

We caught up with Margaret and John and their Chocolate Lab Oscar who travelled with us as a pup from his breeder in France

We caught up with Margaret and John and their Chocolate Lab Oscar who travelled with us as a pup from his breeder in France

Fluffy young bundle of ChowChow, Winnie

Fluffy young bundle of ChowChow, Winnie

Winnie needed to have his internal parasite treatment (a pet passport requirement) so we had the pleasure of walking through Nerja with him to the vet's. Everyone we met was captivated by his good looks.

Winnie needed to have his internal parasite treatment (a pet passport requirement) so we had the pleasure of walking through Nerja with him to the vet’s. Everyone we met was captivated by his good looks.

Oscar joined us to show us the way — he's very popular with local restaurateurs who offered him bowls of fresh water along the way

Oscar joined us to show us the way — he’s very popular with local restaurateurs who offered him bowls of fresh water along the way