After delivering handsome Giorgio to Fiona in Rome, courier Mike started collecting passengers for the return journey to the UK.
Benjamin and Oliver
Ludovica is moving at short notice from Rome to London. Fortunately courier Mike was nearby and could scoop up her two lively Golden Retrievers and add them to his UK-bound trip.
Max and Meg
Brother and sister Max and Meg are on their way from Matera to Wales, with a short stay at kennels in Calais on the way. That’s because, unfortunately, the vet made a slight mistake on the microchip entry for one of the dogs. (We do our best to check pets’ passports before a trip, but didn’t have the opportunity to see these two beforehand.)
The upshot is that the dog in question has to have another rabies vaccination and wait a further 21 days before entering the UK. Because the two dogs are so close, we’ve agreed with their owner Alex that it’s better to keep the dogs together and have them both stay at the kennels.
The dogs were found by Alex in the Italian countryside, and she was kind enough to adopt them. Now she has to move to a more urban location in Wales, which she feels won’t suit them so well — so she wants to try to find a new home in the countryside for them. Naturally, she’s worried about their future, but feels that bringing them to the UK offers them more possibilities.
Zara’s owner Valentine is just about the best sort of client we could have. Courier Mike got held up on his way to meet her in Bologna — due in no small part to the start of the summer traffic, which meant it was bumper to bumper along the Rimini coast road. So Valentina kindly brought Zara to the hotel where courier Mike was staying, and we paid for her to have a room for the night.
Zara and her husband are shoe designers. Her husband is already in the UK, waiting for Zara to join him, with Valentina following on by air.
Jack and Mika
Following his collections in Italy, courier Mike stopped off in the Chambery area of France to collect Jack and Mika. These two beautiful cats belong to Patrick and Audrey; the whole family is relocating to Berkshire.
News of pets from Greece: Lucky, Sylvia and Dexter
We heard from the new owners of Lucky and Sylvia, who travelled with us on our most recent trip from Greece.
Blind cat Lucky was adopted by Liana from Nine Lives Greece. Liana sent us a super photo of Lucky, and told us:
“Thank you so much for delivering Lucky to us and taking such good care of her. She is settling in really well and is a happy little girl, despite being blind. She copes amazingly well and knows where everything is in her room. The vet says not to let her out to meet our trio for a month (three weeks to go!) so we will see how she copes with that. All slowly, slowly I think.”
Joanne, who’s adopted Sylvia from the Filozoikos Shelter, has been spending time with Sylvia at her temporary accommodation. Sylvia took some lovely photos and sent us an update:
“She is an absolute angel. What a sensitive soul. She was really pleased to meet me and gave me lots of cuddles and kisses. She loved the walk, we met some other dogs too, who she was pleased to see and we lay down and chilled in the sun. She is very nervous and needs to take things slowly, and needs lots of reassurance and patience which I can give. She loves rolling in the long grass and does as you said…. lies down if she is unsure of anything. Bless her heart. She is a little sweetheart and absolutely beautiful. I am going to collect her on Sunday.”
Dexter, a rescue dog from Lesvos, travelled with us last year to join Ian and Pat in the UK. Ian keeps in touch to let us know how Dexter’s doing — here’s the latest video:
And finally… Wilson from Lesvos needs a forever home
Rebecca from Lesvos Stray Dog and Cat Adoptions, who was instrumental in helping Dexter get to the UK, has asked if anyone can help find a new home for Winston, another Lesvos dog.
This poor fellow was left with an untreated injury to his shoulder after being hit by a car. Rebecca tells us:
“Wilson may never put his paw down and use it but he has gotten used to it and runs well and fast, as well as walks and moves around furniture well. He loves being stroked and given a massage — he falls down in front of you so you can stroke him. He is not good with puppies or cats, but cuddles up to older dogs. So all he needs is a loving family and a garden. He can’t go on walks.”
If you can offer Winston the forever home he so desperately needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org