Courier Richard recently set off for Switzerland, taking the scenic route via Devon, Guernsey and Jersey. We also received news of a couple of recent passengers — a cat from Portugal and a dog from China.
The first stop was in Devon to deliver Bond, a Jack Russell Terrier, to his owner Angela. Since travelling with us in February from Switzerland, Bond has been staying at Burntwood Kennels near our Surrey base, waiting for Angela to complete her relocation to Bideford.
Having delivered Bond, that left Oscar as courier Richard’s sole passenger. Lovely Oscar is a rescue dog from the British Virgin Islands, where he was adopted by Chris, whose work has now taken him to Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands.
After spending the night in Poole, courier Richard and Oscar caught the ferry to Guernsey to meet up with Chris and deliver Oscar.
From Guernsey courier Richard caught the ferry to Jersey, then another to St Malo in northern France. From there he hit the road to Montreux in Switzerland, to meet Korky the cat — fans of the Dandy comic will recognise the reference! Adorable Korky, who was named by Alison’s children, is a calm character who quickly settled in to the journey.
Alison, Clive, Korky and family are moving to Towcester in Northamptonshire; Korky will have short stay at a cattery until everyone else catches up.
Pippi and Emil
After spending the night in Montreux, courier Richard headed to Bern to meet two more cats, slinky jet black Pippi and Emil. Following a few enjoyable months in Bern, owner Janneke is relocating on a more permanent basis to Belgium, and asked us to transport her cats for her.
In other news…Teresa from Portugal and Mia from China
Teresa, a cheeky Calico cat who recently travelled with us from Portugal, looks happy in her new home in Suffolk with Simonetta. Simonetta found and adopted Teresa while on holiday in the Vedras area. Teresa was cared for by lovely Christina and Fatima at the Clinica Veterinaria de Vigia until she was ready to travel to the UK.
Mia was adopted in China by Tamara when she was on a visit. Tamara contacted us for help a day before Mia was due to land at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, as she had been let down on the collection.
Courier Richard stepped in to meet Mia at the airport, where she arrived as checked baggage. He drove her to the UK as far as courier J’s home, and Tamara came to collect her. Sweet Mia has a lovely new life on a farm in Salisbury.