Animalcouriers left the UK from Portsmouth on the overnight ferry to St Malo in northern France. From there we’ll head towards Italy and then on to Greece.
Clifford, Georgie, Squash and Coco
Genine’s dog Clifford and cats Georgie and Squash are travelling with us to Greece. Everyone’s spending the summer at the family home in Paros. Genine’s sister Lolly and her family, along with Cocker Spaniel Coco, will also be there.
It’s been quite an operation getting the whole family to Greece. Genine left for Paros last week, so is ready to welcome everyone. Lolly is still in England, and was on hand to see the dogs on their way. The cats waited for the off at Burntwood Kennels and Cattery near our office, where they had their bags packed and ready when we arrived to collect them.
Daisy’s owner Carol has left England for a spell in Italy, high in the mountains above Genoa. Carol was very anxious about leaving Daisy who, like all our passengers, is a much loved pet.
Gorgeous Staffie Zelda is travelling with us from Sunderland to Ioanina in northern Greece. Owner Orestis is sending her to live with his parents. It was a sad goodbye, but Orestis knows Zelda will be very happy with her grandparents.
What a bunch of lovelies!
And great characters too!
Oh my – all on their way to a summer home with their families…..how wonderful is that?!
We love it when families go on extended holidays and take their pets too!
Beautiful Squash looks a bit like Mr. Bowie, kinda…
We were struck by that too.
Makes a difference when the sun shines!
I love this blog however I have a question. Why would the airlines not allow Squash to fly because of his breed? Do Scottish Folds have a problem with their ears and pressure, ergo, flying isn’t comfortable for them? Just curious. I found your blog through “Red Man”, Sheila Morris’s furbaby. Sure miss him and his viewpoints on happenings :). Thank You
Hi Betsy, thanks for your kind words. We were surprised too! If you look closely Squash is between a snub nosed cat and a standard nosed cat. Not as flat across the face as some cats, but brachycephalic in shape. Which is a shortened air passage from the nose to the lungs. When these cats and dogs become stressed or the air is rarified they can experience difficulty breathing and can die. This is why airlines don’t accept them.
Red Man is missed by many but it’s great news that they have a new member of the family!
Have a great trip. Look forward to seeing you on Sunday! Sarah and Kookie
Thanks for answering the question about Squash the Scottish Fold. I was going to ask that one, but someone did already. Yes, he does look a bit like Mr. Bowie!
Thank you, that is so interesting because I am going to take my Tibetan Spaniel to Paros. Do you think the noses of that breed are too short for air travel?
So lovely ! Seems you have a great trips! thanks for sharing with us!