on the road with Animalcouriers

A quick trip to Belgium and Germany

Courier M recently made a quick trip to Belgium and Germany with a bevy of gorgeous felines on board. On the way back, he had another cat and two dogs for company.

India and Islay

These two Bengal kittens started their journey in Gosport and finished it in Neerpelt in the east of Belgium. They were great fun to have around — full of mischief and play. Their new owner Mariska is clearly delighted to have them. She already has a number of these exotic cats who enjoy beautiful spacious accommodation.

Belgium and Germany: A warm welcome from Mariska for India and Islay

A warm welcome from Mariska for India and Islay


Striking tortie-tabby Bumble travelled from Newcastle under Lyme to Cologne in Germany. She had a slightly grumpy look about her, due (we suspect) to the inconvenience of having her normal routine interrupted.

Gorgeous Bumble — a complete darling

Gorgeous Bumble — a complete darling

Salmonella and Maldorer

This duo of slinky black cats also travelled from Newcastle under Lyme, to rejoin Kate in a leafy Berlin suburb. When we asked her about their remarkable names, she just smiled and said, ‘it’s a long story.’

Belgium and Germany: Maldorer, very laid back

Maldorer, very laid back

Equally calm Salmonella

Equally calm Salmonella

Catching up on all the goss during a bedroom cleaning session

Catching up on all the goss during a bedroom cleaning session


Beautiful white whiskered Sophie is a returning client. She travelled with us from the rural German idyll of Duderstadt, where she had the run of a stables, to the English idyll that is Leamington Spa. Owner Penny was glad to have her companion back home.

Sophie shows off her splendid whiskers

Sophie shows off her splendid whiskers


Handsome Spinone Falkor is named after the luckdragon in ‘The Neverending Story.’ A very gentle dog, he can seemingly be bribed to do almost anything for a sausage. He joined us in Amsterdam, on his way to rejoin owner Philippa in Cheshire.

Philippa demonstrates the sausage technique, just before we set off

Philippa demonstrates the sausage technique, just before we set off

Ready for my walk!

Ready for my walk!

Loving a sunny spot

Loving a sunny spot


Tiny bundle of Westie fun Guido is another returning client. We collected him in the old part of Amsterdam. He’s on his way to New Malden in Surrey, where there’s not quite so much in the way of canals and bicycles as around his Dutch home.

Gorgeous Guido

Gorgeous Guido


A rather superior windmill spotted on the drive through the Netherlands

A rather superior windmill spotted on the drive through the Netherlands






By | 2017-08-22T10:35:23+00:00 Tuesday, August 22, 2017|frequent travellers, pet transport|36 Comments


  1. Clowie August 22, 2017 at 10:49 am - Reply

    I love that windmill! And your furry travellers, of course!

  2. easyweimaraner August 22, 2017 at 11:02 am - Reply

    oh please bring Falkor and Guido to me… they look like fabulous partners in crime… the mama is a BIG fan of bumble … she said she is a super star like Grumpy ;o)

    • Animalcouriers October 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      Flaker and Guido would be great playmates for you. We adore the grumpy looking ones!

  3. Herman August 22, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Belgium…?? Feel free to pay Mr. Bowie a visit! Espresso and chocolate included! 🙂

    • Animalcouriers October 12, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      A very short trip indeed but the though of that espresso and chocolate always tempts us!

  4. Jovina Coughlin August 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Round trip! Love it.

    • Animalcouriers October 12, 2017 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      A nice nippy trip for courier M on his own — he rather enjoyed it too.

  5. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy August 22, 2017 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    That look on Bumble’s face is just hilarious.

  6. greg-in-washington August 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    What is going on in Bumble’s head anyway?

  7. tootlepedal August 22, 2017 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    A very superior windmill in my opinion.

  8. Curt Mekemson August 23, 2017 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Love the grumpy look of Bumble! Classic.

    • Animalcouriers October 12, 2017 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Absolutely classic grumpy look but very deceptive as she’s a love!

  9. onespoiledcat August 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    What a bunch of adorable travelers on this journey!! Everyone sure looks happy and we must admit – we too are curious about that name “Salmonella”…….!!

    Pam and Teddy too

  10. Sheila Morris August 23, 2017 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    These pictures are incredible as always!!
    Is Spinone a kind of dog? I’m not familiar with that, but I adore that big white dog with the face that reminds me so much of Smokey Lonesome Ollie!!

    • Animalcouriers October 12, 2017 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      Yes, Spinone are Italian hunting dogs — very gorgeous indeed. Wonder if Ollie had an ounce of Spinone?

  11. Nylabluesmum August 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Mee-you that windymill iss sepcktacular Lady Annie! As are thee doggiess…
    An Bumble iss adoorabull; that face, those eyess, mew mew mew…
    An India an Islay are gorgeeuss. Wee hope all thee katss an doggiess had a wunderfull tiem with you. then again wee KNOW they did!!
    **nose kissesss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  12. The Thrifty Campers September 5, 2017 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    What cute furry companions to have along your travels that windmill is quite something!

    • Animalcouriers October 12, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      We are lucky with all our passengers. We were very struck by the windmill.

  13. angelswhisper2011 September 8, 2017 at 8:13 am - Reply

    That’s a lot of pussycats, Annie and they’re all adorable. I think Salmonella is a sweet name, you only don’t must make a connection with the bacteria and think of something fishy 😀 Pawkisses for a safe trip and a Happy Weekend too 🙂 <3

    • Animalcouriers October 12, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      What a great idea behind the name of Salmonella — we’ll stick to your suggestion 😀

  14. Boomdeeadda September 8, 2017 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Hello hello AC! So nice to see all your guests and know they’re traveling in style with your wonderful couriers. I love that name Bumble and omgosh I laughed. If looks could kill ! LOL Love that windmill ! They’re so iconic yet I’ve never seen one up close and personal. Amazing! xo Boomdee

    • Animalcouriers October 12, 2017 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      We’re very relieved looks can’t kill 😀 We were very struck by the windmill, glad to have got you up closer to one.

  15. Lavinia Ross September 11, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    They are all so beautiful, and poor Bumble does look a bit grumpy. 🙂

    • Animalcouriers October 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Perhaps Bumble should change her name to Grumble while travelling? She is the dearest cat.

  16. Gunta September 22, 2017 at 4:46 am - Reply

    It must have something to do with the markings, but Bumble has about the grumpiest expression I’ve ever seen! Good to visit again, but life has been pretty wild here lately. Far too long, if you ask me! 😉

    • Animalcouriers October 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm - Reply

      Dear Bumble! Such a grumpy look in this photo 😀 She’s a dear and coped very well. Great to have a visit from you, it is sounding like things are starting to calm down in your neck of the woods!

  17. Cecilia September 26, 2017 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great adventure. Fantastic photos!

  18. Nylabluesmum October 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    That Mistur Bumbull kat iss hansum!!!
    An mee reelly likess India an Islay!! Purrty gurlss with pawsum namess!
    Mee iss holdin mee own Lady Annie; still not 100% purr cent butt better than mee was….
    An Guido iss adoorabull…
    Wee wish efurryone a safe trip.
    ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

    • Animalcouriers October 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm - Reply

      Thanks Siddhartha Henry. Good to hear things are improving. Keep on keeping on!

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