Heading north through France towards the UK

Heading north through France towards the UK

From Narbonne Animalcouriers headed north towards Calais, stopping last night at Chaumont, where there were excellent dog walks to be had alongside a pretty canal.

On our way this morning, we were driving though a small hamlet, only to find the road blocked by an aged yet distinguished Golden Retriever. He waited until we had shown due respect by completely stopping our van. At which point he rose slowly from the middle of the road and sauntered in his own sweet time to the pavement to let us pass. A class act!

We’re now at Calais, ready to board the ferry to cross the Channel.

Cooky enjoys an evening walk

Cooky enjoys an evening walk

Although Cody is quite big and strong, he's very gentle on his walks

Although Cody is quite big and strong, he’s very gentle on his walks

Young wolfdog Galatzo is always very alert

Young wolfdog Galatzo is always very alert

Little Kathy, waiting for her walk

Little Kathy, waiting for her walk

Kathy's chum Neska is also keen to stretch her legs

Kathy’s chum Neska is also keen to stretch her legs

Paddula, very relaxed…

Paddula, very relaxed…

…as is Lalaith

…as is Lalaith

Beautiful evening sun on the canal near our hotel last night

Beautiful evening sun on the canal near our hotel last night

Meet Hermes, cat in residence at our hotel last night

Meet Hermes, cat in residence at our hotel last night

French Golden Delicious — the best-looking roadblock we ever did see!

French Golden Delicious — the best-looking roadblock we ever did see!

PS – we’ve just been informed by WordPress that it’s six years since we started our blog! 2, 570 posts later we are still enjoying our travels — thank you all for your follows, likes and comments, it’s a pleasure to have you on the road with us.

By |2016-10-17T10:49:54+00:00Wednesday, June 17, 2015|animal transportation, pet travel by road|0 Comments

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  1. KDKH June 17, 2015 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Cookie contemplating the pond is a beautiful shot. Classic. Worth framing!

    • Animalcouriers June 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      Oh thanks – the light on our evening walk was wonderful.

      • KDKH June 17, 2015 at 8:27 pm - Reply

        It’s not the light (although it helps) — just great composition.

  2. Timothy Price June 17, 2015 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    All the animals look great, but I agree with KDKH the first photo is wonderful.

    • Animalcouriers June 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      There’s something about dogs contemplating water. We’re not averse to it eiher.

  3. Sarah Ferguson June 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Congrats on six years! Here’s to many more after this!

    • Animalcouriers June 18, 2015 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Thanks! It’s been a great journey considering we started out simply trying to let our clients know where we were.

  4. tootlepedal June 17, 2015 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    I particularly liked the top picture of Cookie and the one of the canal.

  5. koehlerjoni June 18, 2015 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Thanks for taking us along on your dog walks. Love your blog.

  6. AWellSeasonedBook June 18, 2015 at 1:07 am - Reply

    Great picture of Cooky!

  7. Sid Dunnebacke June 18, 2015 at 1:34 am - Reply

    I’ve missed you! Been away from wordpress for so long, having no inspiration to write and feeling overwhelmed by the reading, but I hope to be back. Beautiful creatures all, and it’s so nice to hear about your response to the “roadblock” – patience instead of impatience and frustration, which is how too many folks here react.

    Congratulations on six years too.

    • Animalcouriers June 18, 2015 at 10:30 am - Reply

      We’ve missed you too! Hope you are back soon with lots of fresh inspiration.
      The other response from courier M could have been to dognap the Golden as he’s very partial to them 😀

  8. Sand Spring Chesapeakes June 18, 2015 at 2:55 am - Reply

    safe travels all

  9. crazytraintotinkytown June 18, 2015 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Love that picture of Cooky

    • Animalcouriers June 18, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

      It did turn out well. Shame the little fellow didn’t have a better view of the water from down there 😉

  10. easyweimaraner June 18, 2015 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Kathy, your ears are fabulous!… and maybe Paddula is related with Shoko? Happy Blog-oversary!!!

  11. Animalcouriers June 18, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Thanks – it came round rather fast! We like cute roadblocks 😉

  12. onespoiledcat June 18, 2015 at 11:51 am - Reply

    First of all congratulations on SIX years of blogging – we haven’t known you that long but you have made us smile MANY MANY times as we’ve watched reunions and enjoyed the scenery along the way. You all do wonderful work of course helping animals and their families stay together no matter where they may relocate. Also, that first photo is absolutely SMASHING. All the photos are wonderful (they always are) but that one is particularly fabulous from an artistic point of view!

    Hugs, Sammy (and Mom Pam)

  13. Theanne aka magnoliamoonpie June 18, 2015 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on your 6 years with WP and those two thousand plus posts…have always enjoyed your blog. 🙂

  14. That little wolf dog is just adorable!
    Woohoo for 6 years!!! Fantastic!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  15. Gunta June 18, 2015 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    It’s been a pleasure following you!!! Loved the road block along with all your traveling crew.

  16. saymber June 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Love Love these pictures — especially the first one! Like a painting.

  17. angelswhisper2011 June 20, 2015 at 7:49 am - Reply

    We almost hear Hermes saying “make yourselves at home…like I do 😀 ”
    Great pictures of all of the passengers and the two serene pictures of Cooky and the Canal. Congratulations on your 6th year of blogging and thanks for letting us travel with you. We toast on that 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend and six extra for the occasion 🙂 <3

  18. Clowie June 24, 2015 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Gorgeous passengers!
    Congratulations on six years of blogging!

  19. Mithai Mumblezz July 3, 2015 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    All the shots are so wonderful!! And congratulations for the amazing 6 yrs 🙂

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