Animalcouriers met up with Cody and his family on the front between Gibraltar and La Linea. He’s off to Northern Ireland to stay with mum Nikki’s sister while the family packs up ready to follow him. They all said they would miss Gibraltar but they’re looking forward to new schools and a new way of life. As Nikki put it: ‘It’s goodbye shorts and flip flops, hello Ugg boots and woolly hats!’
Then it was off to collect Ben from Margaret at Benalmadena Costa. Margaret moved here over 20 years ago, and character cat Ben came on the scene a few years later. Now the time has come for Margaret to go back to Burnley with Ben and rejoin her family.
After an overnight stay in Nerja, we caught up with Kathy and Neska. These canine chums belong to Ana and George who relocated from Granada to the UK a few months ago, leaving their dogs in the care of Irene. Now Ana and George are all settled in and have sent for their dogs to join them.
When Kristina and her family recently moved from Torrevieja to Buckinghamshire, they found African Grey Parrot Charlie a new home with friends. However, African Greys are very sensitive creatures and, despite best efforts, the solution didn’t suit Charlie 100%. So plans were changed and now he’s on his way to the UK to rejoin Kristina.
Yesterday evening in Valencia we met up with Xavier from our colleagues Traveldog, who brought the final passengers, two dogs and four cats, for our UK-bound trip. First up was wolfdog Galatzo from Madrid, who’s travelling to Glasgow. Anything but wild, this handsome chap is very sociable. We were also joined by Cocky, a little Westie, who hails from Santiago de Compostella, and has settled into travelling like a pro.
Siamese cat Paddula is travelling with slinky black Lalaiph from O Porrinno; and tabby cat Cuca is travelling with Napoleao from Porto. Cuca has asthma, which is treated with an inhaler. His owner, Teresa, says he can get very stressed and provided advice on how to use the inhaler. But so far he’s been very relaxed indeed, and probably wonders why we keep checking up on him!
my momma jumped with joy as she saw Charlie… can you bring him to me please? he would learn some good words here :o)
Can just imagine the vocabulary you’d teach Charlie 😀
What a huge crowd of furbabies this time around!!! Love the little sprig of green – getting frequently watered (!!!!).
Pam and Sam
It cracked couriers J&M up watching it happen again and again!
Very cool wolf dog!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!
Isn’t he wonderful!
You all have been busy! We have an African Gray. They are so much fun, and such smart birds. Since we are keeping Lola cat for our neighbor while they are in NZ, I’ve taught Søren (our gray) to sing “Lola” but the Kinks. What’s funny is he actually sings it in tune, whereas I don’t.
Aren’t they wonderfully clever! Would love to hear Søren sing Lola.
I’ve been trying to get a good recording of it. He won’t sing it when we are in the same room, and when we quiet down to record it, he stops.
Perhaps you need to sign all royalties over to him?
Beautiful animals! The gray parrot brings back memories of on old school chum. She had a big gray parrot.
They are incredibly smart birds. Charlie worked out how to get back home!
All the animals are beautiful but that Parrot is gorgeous.
He really is very gorgeous and knows it!
Oh how I love to see all the animals! What a great job you have and yes, the parrot!
Charlie’s look is classic! Is s/he talking to you much? We have an African Grey parrot, too!
Love the photos
A very mixed bag today.
Wonderful photos – I so admire what you do!
Another great bunch. Who knew parrots could be so large? Hope he settles into his new situation OK. Here I thought Sissy was a bit strange for insisting on grass to do her business. Apparently it’s a dog thing after all.
I’ve never heard of a cat with an inhaler before! I don’t think even patient Choppy would put up with that!
It is very hard to imagine a cat or dog using an inhaler. We’re very pleased to say that the stress levels on the journey were obviously low as the inhaler hasn’t been needed – phew!
I’m thinking I may need to look this one up on Youtube to see how it works (and be very glad Choppy doesn’t need one!).
It’s important to water greenery! It was nice of them all to be so considerate. You have a gorgeous collection of travellers on board for this trip.
Aren’t they a gorgeous bunch! We’re not sure what that little tuft of green looks like now 😉
Oh, that poor lone weed! Interesting bunch of travelers. The wolfdog is beautiful. More petite than I would have thought.
Not sure what the weed looks like now! The wolfdog is just a pup – a lot of growing to do…
I do wish people wouldn’t hybridize wolves. It often ends badly. He is a handsome fellow, though. Neska has the BEST EARS!
Welcome to the UK guys! 😀