Animalcouriers travelled from Sweden with a Persian and a Husky cross. Persian cat Thaiss swapped Luleå for London, while Husky/Malamute cross Oskar moved from Malmö to Cork in Ireland.
The overnight ferry to Malmö passes under the 16km-long Oresund Bridge, which links Denmark and Sweden
At Arlanda, Stockholm’s airport, we caught up with Elin and her friend who’d travelled south from Luleå with handsome Persian puss, Thaiss, who belongs to Talal and Mirian. Thaiss is a veteran traveller: he travels on a Spanish passport and has spent many holidays in the US. No wonder he travels as if in an armchair — fast asleep.
Thaiss arrives with Elin and her friend
Thaiss is a very handsome fellow. His markings make him look a bit grumpy, but he’s actually a darling.
Seven dials — clocks at our hotel for the night, none straight, none telling the right time!
Talal welcomes Thaiss to London. Mirian can’t wait to join them!
Laura’s lovely Husky/Malamute cross Oskar is a calm character. Strong too, but he doesn’t pull on his lead — at least, not unless he sniffs something completely irresistible! He’s a returning Animalcouriers client, who made the trip from London to Malmö with us in 2016.
Oskar took travelling in his stride, spending most of the time asleep. His dreams are quite active though — he’s often seen moving a foreleg, and Laura reports that he sometimes barks in his sleep, too! He’s also an absolute fiend for carrots. You can’t even say the word in front of him unless you have one to give him.
Oskar’s owner Laura and her partner Aral saying goodbye to Oskar. They hot-footed it to Cork, to ensure they’d be ready to welcome Oskar back into the family fold 48 hours later.
Waiting to board the Rodby-Puttgarden ferry, the third of five ferries to take us from Sweden to Ireland
The dear boy himself — Oskar on a woodland walk in northern Germany
Modern stairwell art
Taking a break in the Welsh countryside before checking in for ferry number five of five, from Pembroke to Rosslare
…and the first daffodils of the season
Oskar safely ensconced for the ferry crossing
Milford Haven looking lovely — the Irish sea was calm, too
The view over Rosslare harbour
Oskar at home in Ireland with Laura, who wrote to say: “Oskar has happily settled in, and is really enjoying his garden and the woods. Thank you again for looking after Osky so well. We really appreciate how reassuring and kind you were. We felt sure he was safe in your hands!”