lizard seen along the way

on the road with Animalcouriers

Dogs and cats join the mobile menagerie in Greece

Having delivered all our passengers who travelled with us from the UK, we were ready to start collecting the pets who’re leaving Greece with us.

Before that, however, there was time for dinner in Glyfada.

Yummy seafood platter enjoyed in Glyfada

Yummy seafood platter enjoyed in Glyfada

Joey

Cute black cat Joey belongs to Nikolaos and family. They’re relocating from Athens to Somerset, and of course Joey is going too.

Joey isn't too sure at first about this travelling lark

Joey isn’t too sure at first about this travelling lark

Ginger and Obama

Ginger and Obama belong to Mia, who’s relocating to the UK for work and taking her beloved dog and cat with her.

Playful Ginger

Playful Ginger

Obama finally consents to pose for the camera

Obama finally consents to pose for the camera

Sade and Phantom

These gorgeous street kittens from Athens are travelling with us to Dorset, where their new owners are already looking forward to welcoming them.

Grey-and-white Sade (formerly Hera) on the left, ginger-and-white Phantom (formerly Kimi) on the right

Grey-and-white Sade (formerly Hera) on the left, ginger-and-white Phantom (formerly Kimi) on the right

Starbuck and Tyche

Another pair of Athenian rescue kittens, this sweet twosome are off to live with Fred and Sandra in Scotland, who’re very excited about their imminent arrival.

Starbuck and Tyche (one is hiding behind the other but, if you look carefully, you can see an extra ear at the back!)

Starbuck and Tyche (one is hiding behind the other but, if you look carefully, you can see an extra ear at the back!)

Sophie

When Andriana was over from the UK visiting family in her home town of Athens, she met and fell in love with Toufa, a dog being taken care of at the Filozoikos Shelter. Andriana renamed her Sophie and offered her a forever home in Surrey.

Beautiful Sophie with Martha from Filozoikos

Beautiful Sophie with Martha from Filozoikos

Sophie settles back in to her bedroom after a walk

Sophie settles back in to her bedroom after a walk

Dante

Boston Terrier Dante belongs to Nik, who’s relocating from Athens to Horsham, where his mum is already living. 

Nick arriving with cute little Dante

Nick arriving with cute little Dante

Dante trying out for 'longest tongue'

Dante trying out for ‘longest tongue’

Jessie

Lovely mixed-breed dog Jessie belongs to Nikos, who’s moved to Preston for work. Jessie’s been looked after by Nikos’s family until she could travel to join him.

Jessie is very attentive

Jessie is very attentive

A closer look at gorgeous Jessie

A closer look at gorgeous Jessie

Jessica

Not to be confused with Jessie, above, Jessica is a gorgeous blue-eyed cat who belongs to Evangelos. She's travelling with us to Stoke on Trent.

Not to be confused with Jessie, above, Jessica is a gorgeous blue-eyed cat who belongs to Evangelos. She’s travelling with us to Stoke on Trent.

Cassie

Beautiful tortoishell puss Cassie belongs to Emma.

Cassie's stunning pale green eyes

Cassie’s stunning pale green eyes

Clifford, Georgie, Squash and Coco

Genine, her Labradoodle Clifford and her cats Georgie and Squash have been on holiday in Paros, along with Genine’s sister Lolly and her Cocker Spaniel Coco. Now it’s time for this fabulous foursome, who travelled out with us in May, to go back to the UK.

A closer look at gorgeous Jessie

A closer look at gorgeous Clifford

Georgie and Squash

Georgie and Squash

Squash looking rather quizzical…

Squash looking rather quizzical…

…and showing off his amazing eyes!

…and showing off his amazing eyes!

Coco showing her fine profile

Coco showing her fine profile

Billy

We drove from Athens to Thessaloniki where our final two Greek passengers were waiting to get on board the bus.

Passing by Mount Olympus

Passing by Mount Olympus

Super Maltese Terrier Billy, who’s quite a chatterbox, is travelling with us from Thessaloniki to Worthing in Sussex. Tanni delivered him to us, and Linda is ready and waiting for him in the UK.

Billy makes a bid for 'longest tongue'

Billy makes a bid for ‘longest tongue’

Yoshi

Darling Yoshi belongs to Maria, who’s relocated from Thessaloniki to Kidderminster for work. Now Yoshi’s on his way to join her.

Impressively photogenic Yoshi looking rather bored…

Impressively photogenic Yoshi looking rather bored…

…then awfully interested

…then awfully interested

We made our way along Egnatia Highway, northern Greece’s main highway which goes all the way to Istanbul. It was a beautiful journey but with very changeable weather.

Pouring with rain

Pouring with rain

Clearing skies

Clearing skies

Spotted on our walk this evening

Spotted on our walk this evening

31 Comments

  1. Little Binky and Granny September 15, 2016 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    A very lovely crew today, Annie. The kitties all have very beautiful eyes. Looks like Jessie is practicing for a nice party horn 😀 Pawkisses for a safe trip to Istanbul 🙂 <3

    • Animalcouriers September 19, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Thanks Little B and Granny – weren’t they a very photogenic crew! The pussy cat eyes are truly hypnotic 😉

  2. Sand spring Chesapeakes September 15, 2016 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    Beautiful eyes yoshi!

  3. Jovina Coughlin September 15, 2016 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Lots of passengers for the return trip.

    • Animalcouriers September 19, 2016 at 10:47 am - Reply

      Our Greek trips do tend to be very full on the way back. Lots of great rescue organisations finding homes for dogs and cats and of course relocations aplenty.

  4. Timothy Price September 15, 2016 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    A lot of wide-eyed kitties and happy-looking pooches. I love the B&W in the rain and the photo of the lizard.

    • Animalcouriers September 19, 2016 at 10:47 am - Reply

      All the kitties had very special eyes and we wanted to share. The lizard has found a home on our header.

  5. Sheila Morris September 16, 2016 at 2:41 am - Reply

    Oh, my goodness…you are the luckiest people in the world to have a business carrying these wonderful precious passengers around the continent.
    I love that there is a cat named Obama in Greece and on the way to the UK, and I love that you have repeat passengers almost every trip, too. And why wouldn’t they come back to receive the love and royal treatment they have on their travels…Bravo!!

    • Animalcouriers September 19, 2016 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      We love it when we have frequent travellers – they slot right back into the routine and enjoy themselves from the start. Fun to get to know them better too. Obama is a fab name for a smooth operator like this chap 😀

  6. Curtis Mekemson September 16, 2016 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Ah, my morning pet fix! I so enjoy your closeups, AC. It’s like you can see into the souls of the animals. And I am glad to see the longest tongue contes continues! 🙂 Thanks as always for helping make my day. –Curt

    • Animalcouriers September 19, 2016 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      Courier Joe took some really fine close ups this time! First time in charge of a Blackberry too 😉 We always keep an eye out for a longest tongue contestant.

  7. Sherri-Ellen TD. September 16, 2016 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Wee luv them all butt Squash iss mee favorite!! LadyMum sayss Jessica iss her favorite…reelly they ALL are faveritess speshelly thee katss an doggiess who are findin new homess inn thee UK!! Pawsum mewss!!!!
    Safe travelss Lady Annie an Courierss!
    ~~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~ an {{{hugs}}} LadyMum <3

    • Animalcouriers September 19, 2016 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      It’s jolly hard to pick favourites, isn’t it! The pet rescues are the best.

  8. Sherri-Ellen TD. September 16, 2016 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Pee S: Can wee hang out with Yoshi?? Hee iss HANNNNNSUM!!!!!

  9. Skyler Braveheart September 17, 2016 at 9:15 am - Reply

    When the animals go back to England, do they have to go into quarantine?

    • Animalcouriers September 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      Luckily they don’t! With the PETS scheme in the EU, as long as they have a pet passport and a rabies innoculation at least three weeks before they travel (dogs have to have a worming treatment 56 hours before too) then they can waltz right through 😉 It was a lot harder before when they had to six months in quarantine 🙁

  10. Heather September 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    So many wonderful rescues here! The cats do look rather unimpressed with the whole business.

    • Animalcouriers September 19, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      Yup, the cats are mostly not in favour of travel but they’d be mighty unhappy about being left behind 😉

  11. petrel41 September 20, 2016 at 11:48 am - Reply

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  12. easy rider September 21, 2016 at 9:18 am - Reply

    oh to start a tour with seafood is the best!!! and it was great to see a Boston terrier… they became rare during the last years… I wonder why, they are beautiful and so special :o)

    • Animalcouriers September 21, 2016 at 11:20 am - Reply

      Yes Easy, if you look after your seven stomachs, things always go well! It was lovely to travel with Dante – we don’t see many either. Lovely dogs.

  13. Charles Huss September 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    You have some good looking passengers this week. 🙂

    • Animalcouriers September 21, 2016 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      It seems we only get the best looking animals — aren’t we lucky!

  14. GP Cox September 21, 2016 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I’ve been wondering where your site went to, you do not appear on my Reader page any longer! Happy to see everything is business as usual here!!

    • Animalcouriers September 30, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

      Thanks for finding us! We moved to a self-hosted WordPress account so you may need to follow us again in your reader.

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