on the road with Animalcouriers

Reunions for Princessa, Bella, Foxydog, Poppy, Rex and Ringo; and Pixtura, Tavi, Mitzi, Polly and Maru are first to join our UK-bound trip

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!

Princessa safely delivered to Antonio. Our evening rendezvous was in the hillside town of Sorbas in Almeria province.

Princessa safely delivered to Antonio. Our evening rendezvous was in the hillside town of Sorbas in Almeria province.

Rex and…

Rex and…

 

…Ringo, walking along the beach

…Ringo, walking along the beach

Jean with Bella — Jean drove through the night from Santander to Arboleas, but looked as fresh as a daisy when she collected Bella

Jean with Bella — Jean drove through the night from Santander to Arboleas, but looked as fresh as a daisy when she collected Bella

A last look at gorgeous Oriental Bella

A last look at gorgeous Oriental Bella

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Always a happy soul, Foxydog got a lot of fuss from courier Mike as she is almost a double for his own Collie

Foxydog arrived in Malaga to a rapturous welcome from owner Jorge's parents‎. Jorge said his parents would probably be happier to see Foxydog than him! We're sure that's not true, but Foxy is clearly a very special and much loved dog.

Foxydog arrived in Malaga to a rapturous welcome from owner Jorge’s parents‎. Jorge said his parents would probably be happier to see Foxydog than him! We’re sure that’s not true, but Foxy is clearly a very special and much loved dog.

Pocket-sized Staffie Poppy delighted to be reunited with her owner

Pocket-sized Staffie Poppy delighted to be reunited with her owner

Rex and Ringo with Pedro (L) and courier Mike (R). Pedro hadn't seen his dogs for about six months so was very pleased that they recognised him.

Rex and Ringo with Pedro (L) and courier Mike (R). Pedro hadn’t seen his dogs for about six months so was very pleased that they recognised him.

Little Pixtura rocks her pink coat

Little Pixtura rocks her pink coat

Very handsome Tavi

Very handsome Tavi

Dreamy jet-black Mitzi

Dreamy jet-black Mitzi

Polly decides it's best just to snuggle down

Polly decides it’s best just to snuggle down

Maru wants to know everything that's going on

Maru wants to know everything that’s going on

Quite right too! One of the signs in Gillian and Richard's house.

Quite right too! One of the signs in Gillian and Richard’s house.

Now that's what I call graffiti — spotted in central Lisbon

Now that’s what I call graffiti — spotted in central Lisbon

By | 2016-10-17T10:49:36+00:00 Tuesday, October 20, 2015|animal transportation, indroducing, pet travel by road, reunited|0 Comments

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  1. easyweimaraner October 20, 2015 at 11:28 am - Reply

    It’s so great to see that happy faces… we only need a song pawformed by Bella to celebrate this welcome pawty with you :o) I feel a little sorry for this house of Lisbon, I always get this diy-feeling when I see a house what needs work and loving hands :o)

    • Animalcouriers October 21, 2015 at 8:55 am - Reply

      Bella did sing the song of her people! We worry that it’s too late for tender loving care for that house in Lisbon 🙁

  2. jmgoyder October 20, 2015 at 11:32 am - Reply

    How absolutely gorgeous! I don’t keep up that well but every time I do I can feel my whole body smiling at what you guys do!

  3. onespoiledcat October 20, 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply

    A lot of HAPPY humans and animals!

    Hugs, Pam

  4. Fozziemum October 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    So many happy faces indeed and the fur babes look happy too hahaahah 🙂 i saw the name Tavi and smiled..my knock name for my much missed panther boy Merlin Mc Tavish was Tavi..<3 Loves Bev xx

  5. Timothy Price October 20, 2015 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Our cats approve or disapprove of visitors. They have a good sense about the nature of people.

  6. Tania Crespo October 20, 2015 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Hi there, I saw that you have mentioned that you have picked up 4 cats in Lisbon, but none of them are my two cats that you picked up on Monday (I hope). Any news about Dragao and Sofia??

    Many thanks.
    Tania & Alex

    • Animalcouriers October 21, 2015 at 8:24 am - Reply

      Hi Tania, we do indeed have Dragao and Sofia on board! It was too dark to take photos when we picked them up but we now have some lovely shots and they’ll be appearing in our next blog post. They’re doing just fine!

  7. Gunta October 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    Love the happy reunions, the visitor approval sign and the ‘graffiti’!

  8. Lavinia Ross October 20, 2015 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    I love that sign about visitor approval! The graffiti is quite spectacular..

  9. Curt Mekemson October 21, 2015 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Agree on the graffiti. That is some croc. I just have to wonder what Little Pixtura was up to. 🙂 –Curt

  10. Clowie October 21, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    It’s lovely to see all the happy faces – and Foxydog’s happy tummy!

  11. becomingcliche October 21, 2015 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Best graffiti I have ever seen!

  12. Tania Crespo October 21, 2015 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    We are from Lisbon, so we can give an insight on the graffiti…
    It was conceived and painted by a professional artist. There are several works of graffiti art in Lisbon of similar nature (although none of such colossal size).
    BTW this is just one of three buildings painted side by side!
    😀

    • Animalcouriers October 22, 2015 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Had a suspicion that it was a little more than your usual graffiti! Shame courier M couldn’t get all three building in his shot. A great way to distract the eye from the sad condition of the buildings. Thanks very much for this insight.

  13. Sand Spring Chesapeakes October 24, 2015 at 3:43 am - Reply

    LOve that crock painting!!

  14. Lynda October 25, 2015 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I need to visit more often. You always put a smile on my face! Foxydog looks very like my Buddy and I love the graffiti crock! I hate graffiti but he seems to fill a purpose by turning an otherwise abysmal, abandoned building into a work of comic art. Pure fun!

    • Animalcouriers October 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      Totally agree with you about most graffiti but this is street art at its best.

  15. Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady October 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Reunions are the best!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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