When we got off the ferry from Greece, it fell to Oberon to charm the Italian customs officers who came to inspect the Animalcouriers van.
Ebi and Brodo
The first UK-bound passengers to join us in Italy were Valentina’s gorgeous cats, Ebi and Brodo, from the Rome area. All are on their way to Brighton, where Valentina’s husband is waiting for the family to join him.
In Fiumicino we met up with Demetrio and Patricia and their beautiful dog, Agnese. Together they had travelled from Sicily and had spent a couple of nights at a B&B. With Agnese safely on board with us, Demetrio and Patricia flew on to Luton, where they have relocated to be with their son and his family.
When Evangelina and Matteo moved to the UK, they were worried about finding accommodation that would accept their cat Moggie. So they left her in the care of their friend Elena, a trainee vet, and her partner Claudio.
Now Evangelina and Matteo have now found accommodation where Moggie can live, so they’ve sent for her to join them.
Handsome tabby cat Lewis belongs to Donna, a teacher at the British School in Milan. Feeling that Lewis needed more space and time, Donna has sent Lewis to the UK to live with her family.
Snow in Switzerland
Driving north through Italy and into Switzerland, we encountered rather a lot of snow — but rather less than if we’d taken our planned shorter route.
Last but not least, pretty cat Vanille joined us in the Lausanne area. She has been living with her mother and brother, but the two siblings don’t get on. So Vanille is on her way to live with other members of her owner’s family in the UK.
When we delivered little George from Lesvos to his forever home in Kent, he was quick to show his playful side.