Delivering Jasper, Daisy, Milly and Booby in Greece; and Monte, Scotty, Atlas, Baloo and Vali get on board for the UK

Delivering Jasper, Daisy, Milly and Booby in Greece; and Monte, Scotty, Atlas, Baloo and Vali get on board for the UK

When Animalcouriers arrived in Greece we were disappointed to find the car ferry timetable for our proposed route to Skiathos, to deliver Daisy and Jasper, had been changed! So with a bit of quick thinking, we decided that courier Mike could take the two cats on the Flying Dolphin seacat, while courier J stayed behind in charge of the van. Quite an adventure for these two curious cats, but they took it all in their stride and were delivered safely to their owners Siobhan and Stu.

When we delivered little Yorkie Milly to Bruno and his wife, it took her only a few seconds to realise she was back in her owners’ arms. Her trip started out in South America so it’s been a while since the family have seen each other. Milly was wriggling and squealing so excitedly at being reunited, her owners could barely hold on to her!

We met Freya in Piraeus Port to deliver her dog Booby to her and it was hard to say which of them was more excited. Freya and Booby then boarded the ferry to Crete for their summer holidays, helped by courier Mike who carried their luggage. Freya managed to book a pet-friendly cabin for the overnight crossing with a bed each for her and Booby.

Last night we met up with Cordelia and her husband Pavlos who brought us Monte and Scotty. These two cats are relocating to England to join their owner Caroline, and Cordelia has been looking after them as Caroline has already moved back. Monte has a chronic condition which means he always has a runny nose! So we have a special box of tissues handy. Amazingly, he’s quite happy to sit still and have his nose wiped! We’re really looking forward to sharing the antics of these character cats.

Before leaving Athens this morning we collected Bull Terrier Atlas. His owner Stelios got married last Saturday and has relocated from Athens with his bride to Exeter. As you can imagine, it’s all been a bit hectic for Stelios, organising a wedding as well as getting Atlas ready to travel. Fortunately his mum and brother could step in and take care of Atlas until we arrived.

While in Glyfada we also met up with beautiful Golden Retriever Baloo, who’s been looked after by her grandparents since her owner Irene relocated to England for work. Baloo has already shown us her sociable, friendly personality ‎which we know is a typical Golden trait.

En route to Igoumenitsa port, we diverted to a garage/coffee to rendez-vous with super fluffy Vali. She’s off to join her owner Christos who’s working in London. His family are very proud of him — something to do with Google, Olaf said.

Mike boarding the seacat with his precious feline cargo

Mike boarding the seacat with his precious feline cargo

Siobhan making sure there's no risk of handing Daisy and Jasper over to the wrong person!

Siobhan making sure there’s no risk of handing Daisy and Jasper over to the wrong person!

Stu and Siobhan with their cats safely delivered

Stu and Siobhan with their cats safely delivered

Daisy saying goodbye to courier Mike, with Jasper behind

Daisy saying goodbye to courier Mike, with Jasper behind

Siobhan and Stu have already sent photos of how well the cats are settling in — here's Daisy looking pretty chilled out…

Siobhan and Stu have already sent photos of how well the cats are settling in — here’s Daisy looking pretty chilled out…

…and Jasper practising monorail snoozing

…and Jasper practising monorail snoozing

The happiest of reunions for Milly and her owners who've been apart for a while

The happiest of reunions for Milly and her owners who’ve been apart for a while

Milly makes a late entry for the 'longest tongue' competition (in between all the hugs and kisses)

Milly makes a late entry for the ‘longest tongue’ competition (in between all the hugs and kisses)

Booby overjoyed to be back with Freya and looking forward to their summer in Crete

Booby overjoyed to be back with Freya and looking forward to their summer in Crete

Heading towards the ferry to Crete, courier Mike helps with the luggage while Booby clamours for Freya's attention

Heading towards the ferry to Crete, courier Mike helps with the luggage while Booby clamours for Freya’s attention

Pavlos and Cordelia bringing Monte and Scotty, with the help of courier Mike

Pavlos and Cordelia bringing Monte and Scotty, with the help of courier Mike

Monte (L) and Scotty (R) very keen to know what's going on around them

Monte (L) and Scotty (R) very keen to know what’s going on around them

Handsome and confident, Scotty soon settles in for the ride

Handsome and confident, Scotty soon settles in for the ride

Monte with his tissue box handy!

Monte with his tissue box handy!

Bull Terrier Atlas with his uncle and grandma

Bull Terrier Atlas with his uncle and grandma

A closer look at handsome Atlas

A closer look at handsome Atlas

Baloo with her doting grandparents

Baloo with her doting grandparents

What a pretty girl she is!

What a pretty girl she is!

Spyros with beautiful Vali (short for Valentine)

Spyros with beautiful Vali (short for Valentine)

Olaf with Vali

Olaf with Vali

26 Comments

  1. Jovina Coughlin May 24, 2015 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    All great adventures made possible by good planning.

  2. onespoiledcat May 24, 2015 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Wonderful reunions and happy faces……..animal AND human! Atlas is absolutely adorable!!

    Pam

    • Animalcouriers May 28, 2015 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      A rather gorgeous bunch of travellers all very happy to see their peeps again 😀

  3. the3cats+1 May 24, 2015 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I love your stories! There’s always so much love in it for the pets you take care of. When I would move to a place far away I’d contact you for sure!

  4. Sand Spring Chesapeakes May 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    what great photos.

    • Animalcouriers May 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      If you can catch them (speed wise) the reunions are always such fun.

  5. tootlepedal May 24, 2015 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Among the charming pets, it was good to see a flying dolphin. Memories of Greek holidays.

  6. sunsetdragon May 25, 2015 at 1:43 am - Reply

    So wonderful to see all of these sweet babies reunited with their humans.

  7. Gunta May 25, 2015 at 4:48 am - Reply

    I think Milly should get extra points for the tongue while in the midst of all those hugs. It looks like Mike was certainly kept busy!

    • Animalcouriers May 29, 2015 at 8:38 am - Reply

      Milly certainly multitasked! Yes, Mike was on call a lot this trip.

  8. easyweimaraner May 25, 2015 at 11:10 am - Reply

    I’m so happy for Milly and I bet this little girl was a bundle of joy :o) And I’m a fan of Atlas…it’s the perfect name for such a cool guy :o)

    • Animalcouriers May 29, 2015 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Milly was indeed a joy to travel with and Atlas is as big as his name!

  9. becomingcliche May 25, 2015 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I love happy reunions!

  10. Curt Mekemson May 25, 2015 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    “Milly was wriggling and squealing so excitedly at being reunited, her owners could barely hold on to her!” I love that description… the sheer joy that pets show when being reunited with loved ones. –Curt

  11. jmsabbagh May 26, 2015 at 1:18 am - Reply

    Kindness with out boundaries ,fabulous photos.

  12. Clowie May 27, 2015 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    It’s lovely to see so many happy faces!

  13. Summer Solstice Girl June 3, 2015 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Monorail snoozing! hahahahahahaha

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