Animalcouriers left the UK on the overnight ferry to Caen. It docks at a fairly unseemly hour of the morning, but gives us a whole day to travel down to southern France. On board with us were dogs and cats travelling to destinations in France, Spain and Portugal.

Honey

Gorgeous Labrador cross Honey, a French native, had a fairly short ride with us, travelling from Sara in Portsmouth to John near Montauban.

Honey looking up as John called to her

Honey looking up as John called to her

Honey hadn't seen John for a while, so it took a moment for her to recognise him. But as soon as she did, she went bonkers, so happy to see John again!

Honey hadn’t seen John for a while, so it took a moment for her to recognise him. But as soon as she did, she went bonkers, so happy to see John again!

 

Mamba

Cute little black dog Mamba is a returning client. She’s travelling with us from Brighton to Barcelona in Spain, where her owners are rejoining other family members. Everyone’s looking forward to better weather than the UK has been enduring recently.

Mamba enjoying a walk by a French vineyard

Mamba enjoying a walk by a French vineyard

Mamba back in her bedroom, ready for a post-walk treat

Mamba back in her bedroom, ready for a post-walk treat

Sheba and Salome

This very friendly pair of black cats belong to Stephanie, who’s moving from Farnham to Spain. Sheba and Salome have made the move slightly ahead of Stephanie, and will stay at Casa Antigua Kennels and Cattery in Jesus Pobre, near Javea, until she catches up with them.

Beautiful Sheba

Beautiful Sheba

Splendid Salome

Splendid Salome

 Ingrid from Casa Antigua came to meet Sheba and Salome

Ingrid from Casa Antigua came to meet Sheba and Salome

Ingrid was delighted to meet these two super girls

Ingrid was delighted to meet these two super girls

Holly

Cute Border Terrier Holly is another returning client. We collected her in Stafford a few days ahead of time, and she homeboarded with couriers J and R until the trip set off. She’s on her way to her Spanish home in Torrevieja.

When Holly travelled with us before, she had a sidekick called Baldrick. When we asked after him, Heather explained that Baldrick had gone to cheer up a family friend whose dog had died. They got on so well, Baldrick asked if he could stay with her. And Holly is fine about it too, as she gets all the fuss now from Heather and her husband.

Holly was the perfect houseguest

Holly was the perfect houseguest

She arrived with her own smart and cosy bed

She arrived with her own smart and cosy bed

Jaunty Holly out on her morning walk

Jaunty Holly out on her morning walk

Holly delighted to be back with her owners

Holly delighted to be back with her owners

Lola and Tia

A very bonded pair of dogs, Lola is a mini Jack Russell cross Chihuahua, and Tia is a Shi Tzu. We collected them from Maureen and her husband in Andover, in Kent. They’re on their way to Maureen’s daughter, Natalie, and her partner Gavin, in Torrevieja. Natalie and Gavin will take care of the dogs, while Maureen and her husband complete their house move and relocate to join the rest of the family in Spain.

Lola and Tia saying goodbye to Maureen and her husband

Lola and Tia saying goodbye to Maureen and her husband

Tia takes in the view

Tia takes in the view

A rather cheeky look from Lola

A rather cheeky look from Lola

Tia out walking in Javea

Tia out walking in Javea

Lola and Tia were over the moon when we delivered them to Natalie and Gavin

Lola and Tia were over the moon when we delivered them to Natalie and Gavin

Ahmi

Handsome Weimaraner Ahmi and his family are swapping the Isle of Sheppey in Kent for the Portuguese Algarve.

Colin saying goodbye to Ahmi, and telling him to be a good boy on the journey

Colin saying goodbye to Ahmi, and telling him to be a good boy on the journey

Ahmi looks stately while he sits for a treat

Ahmi looks stately while he sits for a treat

Marvellous views in Javea

Marvellous views in Javea

Ahmi made the most of it

Ahmi made the most of it

Ahmi thrilled to be reunited with Susan and family

Ahmi thrilled to be reunited with Susan and family

Phatcat and Pikachu

Gorgeous tabby cat pair Phatcat and Pikachu belong to Natale. They’re on their way with us from London to Lisbon.

Pikachu in bed, with Phatcat lurking at the back

Pikachu in bed, with Phatcat lurking at the back