Couriers M and Paul collected passengers from southern Europe heading to the UK. But first, a few reunions along the way.
We collected Pamela’s cat Lizzy in Setubal, near Lisbon. The family, including Lizzy, is off to spend a few months in Manchester while their Portuguese home is renovated. What a good idea to get away from it all!
Jasper, from Almancil in Portugal, is a nine-year-old Labrador cross, who was found on the beach as a nine-week-old puppy. He landed on his paws as the whole family adore him. When Cherry’s dad became ill recently, she flew over from her home in Texas to take care of him. Now he’s back in the UK, and Cherry had the job of arranging for Jasper to follow.
Cherry specialises in training assistance dogs for US service personnel who have disabilities or PTSD. So as you can imagine, we had a great time chatting with her.
Bobby is an 11-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Owner Brenda has returned to the UK after living on the Portuguese Algarve for a while, and now Bobby is on his way too.
We collected wrigglepuss Ellie In Malaga, Spain. Her owner had to return to the UK at short notice, so she was been cared for by Ian, a retired London fireman living nearby, until she could make the trip to West Sussex.
Sylvia and Angy
Feline duo Sylvia and Angy are returning to the UK with their owner Avis, who sadly recently lost her husband. We collected the cats from our old friend Joan Shepherd, a stalwart in animal rescue and rehoming in the Viator area. Joan helped Avis by taking the cats in and contacting us to arrange their transport.
Sweet Oriane is a four-month-old Pekingese. We collected her from her delightful breeder Micheline, near Pau in south-west France.
Rosie and Stella
Gorgeous cats Rosie and Stella hail from the Agen area of France (famous for its prunes). They’re on their way to Dorset to rejoin owner Philip.