Animalcouriers reunited pets with their owners in Spain and Portugal. We then started the trip back north with the first of our UK-bound passengers on board.
Having reunited lovely little Princessa with her owner’s partner, Antonio, we spent the night at the coastal resort of Mojacar. During our evening dog walks along the seafront, we watched the waves pounding onto the sand as a storm brewed up. By morning the storm had blown itself out, and dogs and couriers alike enjoyed watching the sun rise on a fresh new day.
When Bella’s owner Jean and her husband moved to Spain, they took the ferry with their two dogs, but felt that Bella would be more comfortable travelling with us. Most Orientals are very vocal and we had expected to be serenaded on the trip, but Bella was quiet as a mouse — until she saw Jean! We’re sure Bella will enjoy exploring the hillside location of her new Spanish home.
Our next delivery was Poppy the pocket-sized Staffie, who reached her new home in Portugal. Despite the cold, wet weather she was very pleased to be reunited with her owner.
German Shepherd Dogs Rex and Ringo were adopted as puppies from the Filozoikos Shelter by Pedro, when he was working in Athens. Urgent family circumstances meant Pedro had to return to Portugal, and we were asked to transport his dogs. We don’t have a direct route, but worked out a two-stage trip from them. We collected them from Filozoikos on our Greek run last month and took them to kennels in France, where we collected them as we passed by this time. As you may imagine, they’ve become quite the seasoned travellers!
Tiny Pixtura, a Chihuahua–Miniature Pinscher cross, joined our trip in Lisbon, sporting a smart pink coat. She’s travelling with us to rejoin her owner Sonia in Cambridgeshire.
While in the Lisbon area we also collected four cats, Tavi, Mitzi, Polly and Maru, who are heading to the leafy lanes of Somerset. Owners Gillian and Richard are most definitely cat people and these four are the apples of everyone’s eye — although they did play hard to get when we turned up to collect them!