view from the office window
Chow Chow dog
view from the office window
dogs on the beach
dog running in long grass

on the road with Animalcouriers

Reunions in France, Italy and Malta; and on to Greece

We delivered Karen and Phil’s five dogs — Max, Jake, Loopy, Maisie and Poppy — to Les Hirondelles kennels and cattery at Lauzun. The dogs will have a short stay here until their owners catch up with them. The hounds enjoyed a fine gallop around an enclosed paddock, and the kennel owners kindly allowed our other canine passengers to do the same.

Max, Jake and Maisie having a good old sniff around the place

Max, Jake and Maisie having a good old sniff around the place

Missy raring to go

Missy raring to go

From there we headed to Provence to drop off handsome tabby cat Bilbo with his family. We then crossed into Italy and spent the night at La Spezia in Liguria.

Rocking horse spotted in La Spezia — can you guess what it's made of?

Rocking horse spotted in La Spezia — can you guess what it’s made of?

Rocking horse made of marbles

Here’s a close-up to help!

The following morning we delivered lovely Boxer Missy to her owner Mirella in a village near Pistoia.

A joyful reunion with Missy

A joyful reunion with Missy

We also popped into the vet as the four dogs travelling to Malta needed to have their parasite treatments done.

King Charles Spaniel Lola was a good girl at the vet

King Charles Spaniel Lola was a good girl at the vet

Bichon Frise Cara eyeing up an interesting cat-shaped tray of sweeties at the vet

Bichon Frise Cara eyeing up an interesting cat-shaped tray of sweeties at the vet

We then made our way into the beautiful Tuscan hills where gorgeous cat Star’s family were waiting near Casteldelpiano. It’s probably even more beautiful when it’s not blowing a gale and pouring with rain!

Amanda's charming daughter Rosie braved the inclement weather to flag us down and help us navigate the twists and turns of the Tuscan countryside

Amanda’s charming daughter Rosie braved the inclement weather to flag us down and help us navigate the twists and turns of the Tuscan countryside

We're sure Star will quickly settle down to la dolce vita

We’re sure Star will quickly settle down to la dolce vita

We took a ferry tide across the Straits of Messina to Sicily, then boarded a hydrofoil to Malta to deliver family of six Cara, Lola, Liz, Sasha, Fifi and Priha to their waiting owners.

Crossing the Straits of Messina

Crossing the Straits of Messina

Waiting to board the hydrofoil

Waiting to board the hydrofoil

Looking towards snow-capped Mount Etna on Sicily as we leave Malta on our way to the Italian port of Bari. Next stop Greece!

Looking towards snow-capped Mount Etna on Sicily as we leave Malta on our way to the Italian port of Bari. Next stop Greece!

By |2016-10-17T10:49:20+00:00Thursday, March 10, 2016|pet transport, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea, reunited|19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Sam and Pam March 10, 2016 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Great photos……looks like a lot of happy animals are about to have a lot of happy reunions with their equally happy humans!

    Pam and Sam

    • Animalcouriers March 14, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply

      There were indeed many happy reunions for happy animals and humans!

  2. easy rider March 10, 2016 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Oh my it’s made from marbles… how great… it’s like that horse of troy lol. is the boat with “guardia di finanza” really a boat from tax office? seems they are everywhere :o)

    • Animalcouriers March 14, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

      Not sure exactly how comfortable the rocking horse would be – might slip off! Yup, those tax men are everywhere.

  3. Jovina Coughlin March 10, 2016 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    How nice to get some stretch time. I always enjoy the scenic photos.

  4. Lavinia Ross March 10, 2016 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Mount Etna is quite striking in the background there! Beautiful passengers and scenic places….wishing you all the best in your travels.

    • Animalcouriers March 14, 2016 at 11:37 am - Reply

      Courier M was particularly taken with Mount Etna as a view from the office window.

  5. Tootlepedal March 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    You certainly covered the ground. Nice rocking horse.

  6. Curtis Mekemson March 11, 2016 at 2:32 am - Reply

    Wow, that’s quite a rocking horse. Someone lost their marbles. And apparently they had a lot of marbles to lose. 🙂 –Curt

  7. David Prosser March 11, 2016 at 6:46 am - Reply

    You certainly get around and the animals always look happy in your care. Etna is a magnificent backdrop to all those fields.
    Hugs

    • Animalcouriers March 14, 2016 at 11:40 am - Reply

      This was quite a long trip with quite a few sea crossings – luckily all calm and on time!

  8. Rhonda Hernandez March 11, 2016 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Oh how magnificent…I am in awe!!

  9. Sonel March 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    I can see they all had lots of fun in the paddock. They are so gorgeous and it was so nice of the kennel owners to allow them space to have some fun.

    Missy is just so adorable! Love that face! 😀

    My word! You won’t say it was made from marbles by the look of it! Very creative and beautiful AC!

    Missy looks so happy and what a lovely reunion it is.

    You all clearly have your jobs cut out for you. All of you are so caring and look so well after these beautiful passengers. Stunning shot of the snow-capped Mount Etna. What a gorgeous view! Thanks for sharing AC and safe travels. 😀

    • Animalcouriers March 14, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      It’s great when you get help along the way and a good romp in a safe area is very much appreciated by us and our charges! Courier M was very taken with the view from his office window 😉

  10. Clowie March 24, 2016 at 11:23 am - Reply

    That rocking horse is amazing! Individual marbles can be so beautiful, but you don’t see them much anymore.

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