Meet the cats and dogs from the UK on their way to Italy and Greece to rejoin their families.
Gorgeous Siamese cat Lily belongs to Margaret. They’re relocating from Nottinghamshire to the Italian city of Genoa.
Yorkie and Noodle
Beautiful tuxedo pair Yorkie and Noodle travelled with us from the West Midland to the NATO base at Lago Patria in the Naples area, where owner Ayla has a new military posting. Both cats have very healthy appetites, so we left a food parcel for them with Ayla to tide them over until she could get to the shops.
Coco is a Sprocker — a cross between a Springer and a Cocker Spaniel. This lovely girl belongs to Penny and Andrew who, like Ayla, has been posted to the NATO base at Lago Patria.
Coco was a joy to walk, always nose to the ground. She would doubtless have made a great sniffer dog!
Super Jack Russell Terrier Minni is travelling with us from Sunderland to Sorrento. Minni was looked after by owner Clair’s mum until our trip left. Clair and her children were very excited at the prospect of being reunited with Minni, who travelled really well.
Sweet little Shiva belongs to Teresa. She’s travelling with us from London to Reggio Calabria, a town on the south coast of Italy.
Pumpkin, Leon, Ginger, Bindi, Guinness, Guinnessita, Nerina
This splendid seven-strong feline family belongs to another Teresa, who’s been living in London for a while. She’s now heading home to her roots in Sicily, and of course the cats are going too. When courier Fiona called in to collect the cats, a big farewell party was in full swing.
Teresa sent them off with instructions about who could share with whom, along with plenty of familiar-smelling bedding. It worked a treat — the cats settled down as soon as we popped them into their bedrooms, and in no time at all, the only sound to be heard was light snoring.
Charming Finley was adopted by Elizabeth when she lived on Rhodes with her family. After a few years in the UK, the family has decided to return to Rhodes.