Lovebirds

on the road with Animalcouriers

Travels round northern Europe with dogs, cats, rabbits and lovebirds

Courier Richard set out from the UK with dogs and rabbits on board, heading for various destinations in Germany and Sweden. On the way back, he travelled with dogs and cats relocating to the UK, and lovebirds moving to Belgium.

Momo

Handsome Momo travelled with us from Warwickshire to rejoin owner Maria in Solvesborg, Sweden. At the age of 14, he’s a senior fellow, but still has a spring in his step.

A delayed Channel crossing meant that the dogs got an extra walk at Dover — here's Momo enjoying himself

A delayed Channel crossing meant that the dogs got an extra walk at Dover — here’s Momo enjoying himself

Peeka and Chansey

Lionhead rabbit Peeka is travelling with Lionhead-Angora mix Chansey from Wiltshire to Stockholm in Sweden. Such a loveable pair, clearly used to be handled and petted. Both have great appetites and enjoy almost full-time munching.

Peeka — such fluffy ears!

Peeka — such fluffy ears!

Rabbits and lovebirds : Chansey — rearranging her accommodation during a rare moment of not eating

Chansey — rearranging her accommodation during a rare moment of not eating

Nacho

Nacho is a Pomsky — a Pomeranian-Husky mix. He’s travelling from Hertfordshire to Hans and Marlene in Sweden. Nacho loves his walks, and is always super keen to investigate the next interesting scent.

Foxy Nacho has a very regal bearing

Foxy Nacho has a very regal bearing 

Kiba

Dalmatian Kiba is very strong but, fortunately, very well trained. A single command of ‘sit’ is immediately obeyed. He’s on his way from Hampshire to owner Robin in Sweden.

Kiba settles in to his bedroom

Kiba settles in to his bedroom

Everyone at security wanted to meet Kiba

Everyone at security wanted to meet Kiba

The mood on board the ferry was decidedly festive — and the jazz kept some of the passengers dancing all the way to Calais

The mood on board the ferry was decidedly festive — and the jazz kept some of the passengers dancing all the way to Calais

From France to Sweden for reunions

From Calais courier Richard headed to Bremen in Germany for the night. The next morning, he boarded the ferry from Puttgarden (near Hamburg in northern Germany) to Rodby (in Denmark). To get to Sweden he drove across the Oresund bridge, arriving in good time to deliver Momo to Maria. The next day, there were more reunions to enjoy.

Cassie cuddles Peeka, while Chansey goes exploring

Cassie cuddles Peeka, while Chansey goes exploring

Nacho is warmly welcomed by Hans and Marlene

Nacho is warmly welcomed by Hans and Marlene

Kiba and Robin delighted to be back together again — Robin said she'd forgotten quite how big Kiba is!

Kiba and Robin delighted to be back together again — Robin said she’d forgotten quite how big Kiba is!

Findus and Snovit

Following a night in Nordby, it was time to scoop up cats Findus and Snovit, who belong to Andreas and Lauren, and are relocating to Wales. Andreas explained that both cats are rescues — with their lovely looks and temperaments, they’re a great advertisement for rescue cats.

Beautiful Snovit (whose name says it all)

Beautiful Snovit (whose name says it all)

Andreas says goodbye to adorable Findus

Andreas says goodbye to adorable Findus

Andreas checks the cats are all settled in for the journey

Andreas checks the cats are all settled in for the journey

Snovit has one blue and one yellow eye

Snovit has one blue and one yellow eye

Courier Richard rather fell for this adorable pair of cats

Courier Richard rather fell for this adorable pair of cats

A short trip on the Finnsbo-Skar ferry

A short trip on the Finnsbo-Skar ferry

Ollie and Beau

Courier Richard stopped off in Asarum to collect Collie-Lurcher cross Ollie and Collie-Lab mix Beau. This dynamic duo belong to Rebecca and Joshua, who are relocating back to Sussex.

Ollie and Beau with owner Joshua, just before the off

Ollie and Beau with owner Joshua, just before the off

The neighbours opposite

The neighbours opposite

Where else would you expect to see a lighthouse, except on a roundabout?

Where else would you expect to see a lighthouse, except on a roundabout?

Cip and Cop

After a night in the Malmo area, courier Richard made his way to Copenhagen to collect a delightful pair of lovebirds, Cip and Cop (pronounced Chip and Chop), who belong to Marisa.

A fine sunny day to drive over the Oresund bridge from Sweden to Denmark

A fine sunny day to drive over the Oresund bridge from Sweden to Denmark

A splendid sculptural fountain spotted in Copenhagen

A splendid sculptural fountain spotted in Copenhagen

Rabbits and lovebirds : Dainty, friendly Cip and Cop

Dainty, friendly Cip and Cop

Albert

Stunning Albert is a Groodle — a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. He belongs to Linda, and is travelling with us from Denmark to London.

Linda with Albert, who's ready to step aboard

Linda with Albert, who’s ready to step aboard

Our meeting point was the Mexican embassy in Copenhagen

Our meeting point was the Mexican embassy in Copenhagen

When courier Richard said, 'shall I take a photo?' Albert obediently sat and looked straight at the lens

When courier Richard said, ‘shall I take a photo?’ Albert obediently sat and looked straight at the lens

Heading back to the UK via Belgium

With all passengers on board, it was time to hop on the ferry from Rodby back to Puttgarden. Courier Richard then made his way to Calais via Belgium, where he stopped off to deliver the lovebirds to owner Marisa’s sister and their aunt in Maasmechelen. These lovely ladies will take care of Marisa’s beloved birds until she completes her own move to Belgium.

A hearty breakfast enjoyed along the way

A hearty breakfast enjoyed along the way

Rabbits and lovebirds : Cip and Cop safely delivered — courier Richard will miss these chirpy little characters

Cip and Cop safely delivered — courier Richard will miss these chirpy little characters

By | 2017-11-21T18:42:52+00:00 Tuesday, November 21, 2017|pet travel by road|16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Timothy Price November 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Great set of photos.

  2. Jovina Coughlin November 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    All such good looking travelers.

  3. Edie Chase November 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I saw the cattle and thought you were shipping them too. ; ) As always, happy pets and owners.

    • Animalcouriers November 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm - Reply

      We’d have had to ask them to clean their feet first 😀

  4. Sheila Morris November 22, 2017 at 3:42 am - Reply

    OMG – these PICTURES!!!
    I love each and every one of your pictures – they make me smile whenever I see them…
    And who knew ferry rides could be such fun??
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing the love.

    • Animalcouriers November 22, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      We’re delighted that you love the photos and love sharing the stories!

  5. easyweimaraner November 22, 2017 at 7:38 am - Reply

    your passengers are great! I like the pomsky, that’s a cute name for a cute pup ;o) and I was surprised that there is so much fun on a ferry…. maybe the mama will change her minds now… she can wear the special p-bag like a necklace while dancing, that should work ;O)))

    • Animalcouriers November 22, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      If you decide to try the ferry, please do let us know and we’ll join you on the dace floor!

  6. Clowie November 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    That’s a lot of variety this time. Those rabbits are cute!

  7. onespoiledcat November 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    WOW – that’s a whole lot of trips with a whole lot of gorgeous and happy pets coming from or returning to their owners. Love how everyone is smiling – including the animals!

    Pam and Teddy too

    • Animalcouriers November 22, 2017 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      We are very busy but enjoying the variety at the moment. Does bring out the best of smiles!

  8. Curt Mekemson November 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Good thing the rabbits have noses. Otherwise it might be difficult to tell which end is which. 🙂 What a cooperative dog Albert is when it comes to taking photos! Or was that a dodge treat photo? (Laughing) –Curt

    • Animalcouriers November 24, 2017 at 11:16 am - Reply

      We’d thought that too! Nope, for once this fellow did truly want his photo taken 😀

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