Hia flies in from Korea; and Dexter and Lucy head to France for the summer

Hia flies in from Korea; and Dexter and Lucy head to France for the summer

Beautiful little Hia (short for Hyena) had a long journey from Korea to the UK. She left Korea at 08.00am and arrived in Paris 11 hours later. On the flight she sat next to her human mum, and was as good as gold. Animalcouriers collected Hia in Paris and drove her to Calais, where we boarded the Eurotunnel, courier S ensuring plenty of pampering along the way for this little girl. On arrival in the UK it was a short hop to Hia’s new home in Surrey to be reunited with her family. It’s all very exciting as a new baby is due in just a few months.

A few days later courier S was back on the road with Border Collie brother and sister Dexter and Lucy. These very frequent travellers are heading from their home in London to their summer home in Avignon. A perfect pair of angels, these two dogs are completely at ease with the routine of travelling. They know when to lie back and enjoy the ride, when to smile at customs, and when to rush around and make the most of our comfort breaks.

Hia shows us her beautiful profile

Hia shows us her beautiful profile

Lovely Lucy enjoys the fresh air

Lovely Lucy enjoys the fresh air

Dashing Dexter enjoys a rest on the grass

Dashing Dexter enjoys a rest on the grass

Lucy and Dexter were so excited when they arrived, that after a cursory lick of the hand to say goodbye, they went tearing off to reaquaint themselves with the sights and smells of their Provencal home

Lucy and Dexter were so excited when they arrived, that after a cursory lick of the hand to say goodbye, they went tearing off to reaquaint themselves with the sights and smells of their Provencal home

A classic Provence scene — a lavender-lined driveway

A classic Provence scene — a lavender-lined driveway

And where you find lavender, you often find sunflowers, too

And where you find lavender, you often find sunflowers, too

By |2016-10-17T10:49:54+00:00Mon, Jun 29, 2015|animal transportation, bespoke trips|33 Comments

33 Comments

  1. sunsetdragon Jun 29, 2015 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Hia is a sweetie and has such a sweet face. Lucy has such a beautiful face as does Dexter.
    The lavender and sunflower is so beautiful.
    Have a good week.

    • Animalcouriers Jul 1, 2015 at 11:32 am - Reply

      They are gorgeous girls and boys. Such a beautiful part of the world.

  2. easyweimaraner Jun 29, 2015 at 10:22 am - Reply

    have a good trip :o) is it hot too in the south of france? I bet it is… even we have a heatwave here :o(

    • Animalcouriers Jul 1, 2015 at 11:33 am - Reply

      Jolly hot down here but it seems to be hot everywhere in Europe. Glad it’s reached you now Easy!

  3. E A M Harris Jun 29, 2015 at 11:03 am - Reply

    I suppose animals find the whole process worrying as they don’t understand what it’s all about. The end when they’re reunited with their people must be such a relief to them.

    • Animalcouriers Jul 1, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

      Strangely, the first day is probably the hardest when they’re not used to the routines. Once they settle in, they’re perfectly happy to go along with the flow. Of course, once they are reunited, that’s a whole other story.

  4. Genis LeyNel Jun 29, 2015 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Beautiful flowers, I would not mind a sniff myself.

  5. onespoiledcat Jun 29, 2015 at 11:55 am - Reply

    More happy reunions…….AND beautiful photos too!

    Hugs, Sammy

  6. Jovina Coughlin Jun 29, 2015 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Such beautiful dogs. The countryside is lovely.

    • Animalcouriers Jul 1, 2015 at 11:39 am - Reply

      We know your partiality for Collies. They’re jolly lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

  7. Timothy Price Jun 29, 2015 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Happy dogs! Love the lavender photos. We were too early for the purple when we were in Provence in 2013. Sunflowers always make great photos.

    • Animalcouriers Jul 1, 2015 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Shame to miss the lavender fields in Provence but it’s great year round. None of the couriers can resist the temptation of a sunflower photo or two.

      • Timothy Price Jul 1, 2015 at 3:09 pm - Reply

        There is something wrong with people who have cameras, beautiful sunflowers in front of them and don’t photograph the sunflowers. They probably don’t like animals, either!

  8. Midwestern Plant Girl Jun 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Very sweet looking group this trip. Wow! Lavender everywhere! Makes me think of a nice afternoon nap.

    • Animalcouriers Jul 1, 2015 at 11:43 am - Reply

      So, the association is? Lavender scented bedroom? Memories of lazy holidays?

  9. tootlepedal Jun 29, 2015 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    I could smell the flowers from up here.

  10. Nylabluesmum Jun 30, 2015 at 12:32 am - Reply

    Ferst Lady Annie do not faint beecause wee are here vizitin ok?
    Seckond that littul Hia is so cute!
    Third thee fursibss Lucy an Dexter are luvley an their home lookss wunderfull…..all that lavender an sunflowers….heavenlee fur sure!!!!!
    **paw kissess** Siddhartha Henry an ((huggiess)) LadyMum

    • Animalcouriers Jul 1, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

      Ha ha – delighted to see you over here Siddhartha Henry & LadyMum! Sure is a heavenly holiday home to have 😀

      • Nylabluesmum Jul 3, 2015 at 12:53 am - Reply

        Fankss Lady Annie!! Wee have missed vizitin you an thee hole gang of Courierss an seein al thee 4 leggedss…..
        Mee mite ask LadyMum to plant sum Sunflower seedss 😉
        ***paw kissess*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx an LadyMum 🙂

  11. Gunta Jun 30, 2015 at 4:40 am - Reply

    Easy to see why they were so excited to get there. What a gorgeous place!

  12. Clowie Jul 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Lovely photos – of your passengers and the scenery!

  13. Sand Spring Chesapeakes Jul 2, 2015 at 4:19 am - Reply

    beautiful head shots and flowers

  14. Animalcouriers Jul 3, 2015 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Infinitely preferable to a sleeping pill!

  15. Mustang.Koji Jul 8, 2015 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Hia is much, much cuter than a hyena! Beautiful photos too!

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