Couriers J and M recently worked with couriers Mike and Matthew to help 10 young rescue dogs and puppies travel from Greece to the UK. Their route was a flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle, accompanied by couriers Mike and Matthew, who then took them the rest of the way by road.
Since those dogs took to the air, couriers J and M haven’t been idle. They’ve been travelling back to the UK with a van full of passengers relocating or moving back from Greece to the UK.
But first things first. On their way out to Greece, couriers J and M stopped off in Italy to deliver a pair of cats
Tonto and Nelly
These fab felines travelled with us from Kent to Perugia to rejoin owner Becky. They’re a delightful pair and we can see why they’re the apple of Becky’s eye.
A day exploring Ioannina
We took the ferry from the Italian port of Brindisi to Igoumenitsa in Greece, then headed on to Ioannina. A slight rescheduling meant we had a rest day to explore this pretty town. On the edge of the lake stands a castle with a church at one end and a mosque at the other, reflecting the diverse history of the area. The lake is also home to masses of birds, and the air was full of the mating calls of frogs and toads.
Lerel and Yuna
Near Thessaloniki we met up with Eva and Andrea and their cats Lerel and Yuna. The family is moving to Scotland so that Eva can take her PhD in Biochemistry at Edinburgh.
Three-legged, one-eared Diva belongs to Mary, who adopted her from our friends at Nine Lives Greece. Now Mary is heading back to the UK and Diva is going too. She’ll homeboard with us briefly until Mary catches up.
Jeff and Lemi
Ioana, a diabetes specialist, has moved to Belfast for work, and now her husband Oikonomou and their pets, cat Lemi and German Shepherd Dog Jeff, are getting ready to join her.
Ioana found Jeff as a youngster, wandering the streets in Trikala. He’s now reached the ripe old age of 16 and is a bit wobbly on his pins, but he’s a very friendly fellow.
Little bundle of fun Jack, who belongs to Achilles, is relocating to Edinburgh. Akis collected him for us from Chris’s Animal Hotel, where he’s been waiting to join our trip.
Patrick and Cat
Patrick and Cat belong to Caspar, who’s leaving for the UK in a few days time. Patrick and Cat will get there first, and will be looked after by Paul in Henley until Caspar arrives.
Timmy and Jeff
Pointer pups Timmy and Jeff also hail from Lesvos, where Rebecca from Lesvos Stray Cat and Dog Adoptions organised their travel paperwork, including Traces certificates.
They’re on their way to new homes in Scotland.