Courier Richard recently travelled with a troupe of delightful dogs and an adorable hamster to France, Germany and Switzerland. He headed back to the UK via Sweden and Germany with two gorgeous cats and a charming dog.
Perdits Kiss the Blarney
This marvellously monikered young Dalmatian travelled with us from Lancashire to Marboz in France, where she’ll be known to her family as Star.
Yorkshire Terrier Tilly travelled with us from Richmond in Surrey to St Prex in Switzerland.
Young Collie Max, from Scotland, is on the threshold of his working life in Switzerland. Greg will be training him up to work with livestock. We felt that Max was a very promising candidate, displaying all the best characteristics of a well bred Collie.
Kima and Punk
Flat-coated Retriever Kima and Tibetan Terrier Punk travelled with us from Wimbledon to the St Moritz area of Switzerland. Punk needed an emergency bath just before we set off, as she’d rolled in something unspeakable while walking on Wimbledon Common.
Peter must be one of the world’s most travelled hamsters, and very probably the only one to have travelled both ways on the Swiss Albula Pass in a single afternoon!
He travelled with us from Manchester to rejoin owner Annekatherin in Burgheim, Germany.
With a little bit of time to spare, we headed for Nuremberg in northern Bavaria and its famous market square.
Yoshi, a 16-years-young Bengal, is relocating from Sweden to Spain with his owners Maria, who is Spanish, and her Swedish husband. Yoshi settled in amazingly quickly and enjoyed a smooth crossing of the Baltic sea.
Husky Rigor Mortis — Riggs to his friends — belongs to Max and Kacey. We collected him from Max in Berlin and delivered him to Kacey, who is already in Hertfordshire. He’s a very affectionate hound who offers his paw when he sits. We could completely understand why Kacey was so eager to be reunited with him.
Our last stop before heading for the UK was in Frankfurt, to collect Andy. He’s on his way to Thomas’s daughter-in-law Jennifer in London. Thomas warned us that Andy could be ‘vicious’ but we found him to be a lovely, if somewhat vocal, fellow on the journey.