Meet Peabody, Fidel, Lady, Milou, Poppi, Philomena, Daisy, Robbie, Narla, Silva and Louis from Greece

Meet Peabody, Fidel, Lady, Milou, Poppi, Philomena, Daisy, Robbie, Narla, Silva and Louis from Greece

Animalcouriers travelled from Italy to Greece and arrived to the unusual sight of snow in Patras. We drove on to Athens, where the first passenger to get on board was Champion Mini Bull Terrier Peabody. He’s off to England in time for Crufts, and we wish him lots of luck. John and Clare breed and show these lovely dogs.

Next up were Fidel and Lady, a lively pair of Spaniels who belong to Dimitri. He’s gone on ahead to England, leaving his dogs in the care of his parents, who brought them to us at the Palace Hotel.

Stavros brought us his cute dog Milou, as they and Anni are off to live and work in Scotland. Stavros’s sister Angeliki is already there — her dog Suzana travelled with us last October.

Cordelia and Anya came to our hotel with two gorgeous cats, Poppi and Philomena. Anya has been fostering them and was sad to see them go, but is pleased to think they have lovely new homes to go to. And finally, Marta and Kiki from the Filozoikos Shelter arrived with lovely black-and-white dog Daisy, who has a new home waiting for her in the UK.

From Athens we headed to Volos Port to meet Andrea and Tom, their dog Robbie and cat Narla. They’ve spent five wonderful years on Skiathos, but now the time has come to go back to the UK. Then it was off to Thessaloniki — an earlier accident on the motorway held us up, but we finally caught up with Ilias and his dog Silva, a cuddly brown and black terrier. There was just time for a quick hug before Ilias  had to dash off to catch his plane to Newcastle, where Afroditi is waiting for Ilias and Silva to join her.

The last passenger to board was Louis, a Boxer cross, who was lucky enough to be adopted by Tracy while she was living and working in Greece. Now on their way to the UK, Louis is travelling with us while Tracy takes the plane.

Patras in the snow

Patras in the snow

Goodbye hugs for Peabody from John's mum

Goodbye hugs for Peabody from John’s mum

Fidel and Lady get a great send-off

Fidel and Lady get a great send-off

Pretty Milou shows us her fine profile

Pretty Milou shows us her fine profile

Milou gets a big goodbye cuddle

Milou gets a big goodbye cuddle

Cordelia and Anya with Poppi and Philomena, the cats Anya has been fostering

Cordelia and Anya with Poppi and Philomena, the cats Anya has been fostering

Cordelia shared this lovely photo of Poppi (L) and Philomena (R) relaxing at Anya and Alesa's home

Cordelia shared this lovely photo of Poppi (L) and Philomena (R) relaxing at Anya and Alesa’s home

Martha with Daisy. Not sure which is more luminous — Martha's shoes or Daisy's collar!

Martha with Daisy. Not sure which is more luminous — Martha’s shoes or Daisy’s collar!

Lovely Daisy sports a signature Filozoikos hand-made collar

Lovely Daisy sports a signature Filozoikos hand-made collar

Kiki and Cordelia having a chat about TRACES

Kiki and Cordelia having a chat about TRACES

Tom trying to persuade Robbie to sit and smile for the camera

Tom trying to persuade Robbie to sit and smile for the camera

Success this time around!

Success this time around!

Narla watching the whole performance

Narla watching the whole performance

Narla calmly settled in for the journey

Narla calmly settled in for the journey

Ilias cuddling Silva

Ilias cuddling Silva

Tracy saying goodbye to Louis

Tracy saying goodbye to Louis

We left Greece from the port of Igoumenitsa, where we were cheered to be reminded of how the street dogs are tolerated — and even looked after — by the port authorities. Everyone had to step around this sleeping hound to get their tickets!

We left Greece from the port of Igoumenitsa, where we were cheered to be reminded of how the street dogs are tolerated — and even looked after — by the port authorities. Everyone had to step around this sleeping hound to get their tickets!

We arrived at the Italian port of Ancona and, when we stopped nearby to walk the dogs, the heavens opened! Milou jumped straight back into the van and into the driver's seat!

We arrived at the Italian port of Ancona and, when we stopped nearby to walk the dogs, the heavens opened! Milou jumped straight back into the van and into the driver’s seat!

Heading towards Genoa to try and avoid the snow in Italy, we felt quite peckish. Fortunately we had those lovely biscuits from Kiki and Marta to hand...

Heading towards Genoa to try and avoid the snow in Italy, we felt quite peckish. Fortunately we had those lovely biscuits from Kiki and Marta to hand…

44 Comments

  1. Andrea Gibson February 7, 2015 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Lovely to see them all!!…..And nice to see Narla stopped sulking! Safe journey, cant wait to see them again at the other end…. Thanks again for looking after them for us! Andrea xx

    • Animalcouriers February 9, 2015 at 10:04 am - Reply

      Hi Andrea – Robbie & Narla are doing very well on the trip. Narla didn’t sulk at all and is being very affectionate!

  2. fozziemum February 7, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

    What gorgeous passengers as usual! and goodness me I bet the car was well smelling of wet pooch..and biscuits 🙂 safe travels all loves Bev xx

    • Animalcouriers February 9, 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

      You can imagine quite well what the van smelled like 😀 The biscuits certainly helped 😉

  3. onespoiledcat February 7, 2015 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Now that is a CROWD!!! Lots of furrrrramily members on that trip for sure…….and they all look quite content with being travelers – thanks to the wonderful treatment they get from Animal Couriers!

    Pam and sam

    • Animalcouriers February 9, 2015 at 11:04 am - Reply

      It’s a very busy trip but for once there aren’t any huge dogs! Courier M had an easy time on walks 😉

  4. Sand Spring Chesapeakes February 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Happy people and critters, yum yum on the biscuits.

    • Animalcouriers February 9, 2015 at 10:07 am - Reply

      Yes, lots of smiles around, especially with those biscuits 😉

  5. Afroditi February 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to hold my Silva in my arms! Haven’t seen her for 9 months! Have a safe trip you all 🙂

    • Animalcouriers February 9, 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

      Wow – that’s a long time but she’ll be with you very soon now!

  6. stoneywarren February 7, 2015 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Ah Daisy looks like Erasmia! I wish her every happiness and hope she gets as spoilt rotten as our Greek hound!

    • giotoulam February 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm - Reply

      no dog is like Erasmia…she is unique and wonderful ..always in our heart , always we are looking for her adventures…!! Daisy is smaller and very very shy (not at all like Erasmia!!) <3

    • Animalcouriers February 9, 2015 at 10:07 am - Reply

      Daisy is a little more shy and retiring 😉

  7. Jovina Coughlin February 7, 2015 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Who likes having their picture taken! Easy to see.

  8. Lavinia Ross February 7, 2015 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    No snow here, yet. Rain now, but we are below normal for the year.

    Beautiful passengers, as always! 🙂 Yes, it is nice to hear the port authorities tolerate and look after the street dogs.

    • Animalcouriers February 9, 2015 at 10:09 am - Reply

      Hope you get enough rain to set you up for the warmer seasons.
      It did make us chuckle how quickly his attitude changed when he saw the animals!

  9. Curt Mekemson February 7, 2015 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Smart dog, Milou, with his “Don’t expect me to go back out in that rain,” look. 🙂 –Curt

  10. Rhonda February 7, 2015 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Your lives are so FULL! How blessed you are, and the furr-sengers too!

  11. tootlepedal February 7, 2015 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Charming animals but really great looking biscuits.

  12. orples February 7, 2015 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Glad to see Tom got Robbie to smile for the camera. It looks like everybody was smiling. 🙂

    • Animalcouriers February 9, 2015 at 11:07 am - Reply

      They were. Poor old Robbie wasn’t sure quite what was expected 😉

  13. Midwestern Plant Girl February 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    Milou is such a cutie and smart to get out of the rain! Glad you had yummy bisquits for the trip!

    • Animalcouriers February 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      We don’t blame her at all – not as if couriers J&M were having much fun either 😉 Those biscuits always keep us going on our way back from Greece!

  14. crazytraintotinkytown February 8, 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    suffering with a miserable virus but the sight of one of those pink collars was enough to life my spirits

    • Animalcouriers February 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Thought of you when we added that photo 🙂 Hope you’re feeling better now Dallas.

  15. Basil February 9, 2015 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I do hope I am lucky enough to see Peabody at Crufts, that would be awesome!

  16. becomingcliche February 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Peabody is in the running for Biggest Paws.

  17. Aquileana February 9, 2015 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    They are all lovely!…. All my best wishes. Aquileana :star:

  18. Clowie February 10, 2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Are there any biscuits left? I think I’ll go and sit and look at my treat jar until a biped takes pity on me!

    • Animalcouriers February 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      Guess it was a bit mean to show so many biscuits in one place!

  19. dogdaz February 10, 2015 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Safe travels with this load of fluff

    • Animalcouriers February 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      Thankfully after beating the snow in Italy we had a really easy journey!

      • dogdaz February 11, 2015 at 4:08 am - Reply

        In every life a little snow will fall. 🙂

  20. Marty the Manx February 12, 2015 at 2:51 am - Reply

    Milou makes me giggle 🙂

  21. Anne Watt February 3, 2016 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Gosh! At this rate we’ll need to organise some Greek dog reunions ☺

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