Having delivered cats and dogs to their families in France and Portugal, Animalcouriers are now heading back towards the UK, collecting new passengers as we go.

On the Portuguese Algarve we met up with little Westie Poppy, who’s relocating to Staffordshire. Her owners, Josef and Laura, had to leave the day before, so we suggested Poppy stay at Barking Mad Kennels and Cattery run by old friends of ours, Heather and Alan.

From there we headed to Lisbon to collect another little dog, a four-month-old mini-Pinscher called Blue who belongs to Danii. Danii and Blue are moving to London to live with Danii’s grandmother.

In Oporto we called in on Anastasia to collect Siamese cat Musik who’s travelling with us to London. Anastasia was very emotional as she told us how much she would miss Musik. Thinking that perhaps she was staying behind in Portugal, we commiserated with Anastasia, saying we hoped she and Musik would see each other again one day. Yes, said Anastasia, but not until Thursday!

Lovely, lively Westie Poppy

Lovely, lively Westie Poppy

Little Blue getting a full family send-off

Little Blue getting a full family send-off

Danii giving Blue a goodbye hug

Danii giving Blue a goodbye hug

Anastasia saying 'au revoir' to her cat Musik, to whom she's devoted

Anastasia saying ‘au revoir’ to her cat Musik, to whom she’s devoted

You can just about spot Musik's bright eyes

You can just about spot Musik’s bright eyes

Blue trying to look cute after chewing up five of courier M's wine bottle corks (which he collects to make cork boards)

Blue trying to look cute after chewing up five of courier M’s wine bottle corks (which he collects to make cork boards)