Persian cat travelling from Sweden

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Travelling from Sweden with a Persian and a Husky cross

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.

Travelling from Sweden: The overnight ferry to Malmö passes under the 16km-long Oresund Bridge, which links Denmark and Sweden

The overnight ferry to Malmö passes under the 16km-long Oresund Bridge, which links Denmark and Sweden

Thaiss

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 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.

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!

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!

Talal welcomes Thaiss to London. Mirian can’t wait to join them!

Oskar

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.

Travelling from Sweden: 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.

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.

Travelling from Sweden: Waiting to board the Rodby-Puttgarden ferry, the third of five ferries to take us from Sweden to Ireland

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

The dear boy himself — Oskar on a woodland walk in northern Germany

Modern stairwell art

Modern stairwell art

Taking a break in the Welsh countryside before checking in for ferry number five of five, from Pembroke to Rosslare

Taking a break in the Welsh countryside before checking in for ferry number five of five, from Pembroke to Rosslare

Spring lambs…

Spring lambs…

…and the first daffodils of the season

…and the first daffodils of the season

Oskar safely ensconced for the ferry crossing

Oskar safely ensconced for the ferry crossing

Milford Haven looking lovely — the Irish sea was calm, too

Milford Haven looking lovely — the Irish sea was calm, too

The view over Rosslare harbour

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!"

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!”

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24 Comments

  1. easyweimaraner April 4, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

    the eyes of thaiss are super beautiful!!! and I bet Oskar will like the green island … or maybe he will miss the snow?

    • Animalcouriers April 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm - Reply

      Those eyes are splendid! Perhaps Oskar won’t have to miss snow too much considering the recent weather in Ireland?

  2. onespoiledcat April 4, 2018 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Lovely photos as always and the look on Oskar’s face says it all – “HOME SWEET HOME”………Thaiss is a beautiful Persian too.

    Pam and Teddy

    • Animalcouriers April 4, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

      Yup, you can always tell the homecoming photos! Thaiss is a beauty.

  3. Clowie April 4, 2018 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Oskar and Thaiss are very handsome.

    Those clocks are a bit confusing. Each one is correct twice a day, they say, but it’s a neat trick working out when!

    • Animalcouriers April 4, 2018 at 3:32 pm - Reply

      Ha! Think it might do your head in trying to work that out 😀

  4. GP Cox April 4, 2018 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Oh my – Thaiss and Oskar are magnificent animals!!

  5. Timothy Price April 4, 2018 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Very cool bridge.

  6. Sheila Morris April 4, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Osky looks like a very kind old soul…reminded me of Smokey Lonesome Ollie.
    But the clocks – now that’s a picture to save and ponder!
    Safe travels, dear ones…

    • Animalcouriers April 4, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      He is a very kind soul. We’re not quite sure what they were intending with the clocks 😀

  7. Jovina Coughlin April 4, 2018 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    These photos are impressive.

  8. tootlepedal April 4, 2018 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    The quality of the photographs of your passengers gets better all the time. A beautiful shot of Thaiss.

    • Animalcouriers April 6, 2018 at 9:41 am - Reply

      Thanks. Over the years there has been rather a impressive improvement 😉

  9. Edie Chase April 5, 2018 at 2:06 am - Reply

    I love seeing all the different animals. I wonder if Thaiss ever visited New England.

  10. Curt Mekemson April 5, 2018 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    Thaiss does have a wonderfully grumpy look, AC. As for Oscar, he is a handsome boy! I really liked your pastoral scene with the lambs. –Curt

    • Animalcouriers April 6, 2018 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Courier Richard certainly had a good looking couple of passengers. Spring does demand photographs!

  11. angelswhisper2011 April 10, 2018 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Love to see all the furry travellers 😀 Thaiss is adorable and look at that face of sweet Oscar. Great picture of the Country too, Annie 🙂 Pawkisses for a safe travel ahead to all of you 🙂 <3

    • Animalcouriers April 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Thanks Little B and Granny, they were a very lovely couple of passengers!

  12. smilecalm April 15, 2018 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    inspired travels
    with kitties & doggies 🙂

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