We got a great winter deal at the Pousada de Estremoz, where we spent a quiet and peaceful night.
We collected cool cat Mickey in Torremolinos. His owners had to return to Cork at short notice but Mickey couldn’t travel straight away. Fortunately Claudia stepped in to take care of him until it was time for us to collect him. He’ll travel with us as far as Dublin, where his owners will meet us.
In Madrid we called in at AAH Vets for the dogs to have their worming treatment, which is a pet passport requirement.
While in Madrid, we also collected Sara and Miriam’s three handsome tuxedo cats, Ivan, Patrick and Snowy Owl. The cats travelled to Madrid with us a couple of years ago, and now it’s time for the whole family to return to the UK.
We collected Spaniel Pepper from owners Amy and Chris. Both doctors, they’ve been living in France for a while, where they had hoped to practise. But the language is proving a barrier, so now they’re off to New Zealand where they’ll continue to work hard on their French, so that they can come back. So for the time being, their dog Pepper is off to stay with family in Newcastle.
Next stop was to meet another handsome black-and-white puss, Frankie. He belongs to Dorothy, who’s been planning her move to the UK for a while. Her biggest worry was how to move Frankie with the least disruption at a reasonable cost.
We picked Frankie up at Minou cattery in the Dordogne, which looks like a lovely place to stay. Nicky, a huge cat fan, keeps everything spick and span, and there’s not a dog in sight!