From Greece to the UK with cats, dogs and a duck

Couriers J and Matthew are on their way from Greece to the UK with cats, dogs and a duck! All the dogs hail from Greece, along with two of the cats; two more cats joined us in Italy; while the duck hopped on board in France.

The original Athens airport, just behind the hotel where our couriers stayed. It's now the Athens Aircraft Museum.

The original Athens airport, just behind the hotel where our couriers stayed. It’s now the Athens Aircraft Museum.

Brad, Kesuk, Arthur and Theodore

This family of two dogs (Brad and Kesuk) and two cats (Arthur and Theodore) are travelling with us from Athens to Northern Ireland, where Alex and family are relocating.

Lovely Brad — a really great dog

Lovely Brad — a really great dog

Striking Kesuk — we were told he might be a bit insecure, but not a bit of it. Affectionate and waggy tailed the whole time!

Striking Kesuk — we were told he might be a bit insecure, but not a bit of it. Affectionate and waggy tailed the whole time!

Their super tabby mates, Arthur and Theodore, who just adore each other

Their super tabby mates, Arthur and Theodore, who just adore each other

Juve, Snoopy, Sammy and Sandy

These four hounds from the island of Lemnos are sponsored by Starlight Barking Trust for their journey to Central Bark, Manchester’s dog café. It’s a process that’s already helped some 50 Greek dogs find new homes in the UK.

Left, Sandy with Akis (pet taxi operator extraordinaire and great friend of ours); and right, Juve with courier Matthew

Left, Sandy with Akis (pet taxi operator extraordinaire and great friend of ours); and right, Juve with courier Matthew

Juve is a really smart girl. In just two minutes we had her trained to sit with her paw up! She's very friendly and loves everyone.

Juve is a really smart girl. In just two minutes we had her trained to sit with her paw up! She’s very friendly and loves everyone.

Sammy, another truly affectionate dog

Sammy, another truly affectionate dog

Dear Snoopy is full of smiles

Dear Snoopy is full of smiles

Finley

Cutie-pie Finley has become a regular Animalcouriers client — this is his third trip with us and we were so pleased to see him and owners Elizabeth and Darren again. He’s travelling with us to Derbyshire.

Finley arrives with Darren and Elizabeth

Finley arrives with Darren and Elizabeth

Such a calm and well behaved fellow

Such a calm and well behaved fellow

Finley was quick to settle in to his bedroom — after all, he's used to it by now!

Finley was quick to settle in to his bedroom — after all, he’s used to it by now!

On the crossing from Athens to the Italian port of Bari, the ferry staff were kind enough to allow us unlimited access to our van, so that we could give our passengers plenty of TLC

On the crossing from Athens to the Italian port of Bari, the ferry staff were kind enough to allow us unlimited access to our van, so that we could give our passengers plenty of TLC

Once ashore, we stopped as soon as we could for coffees and dog walks — here's Finley back from his walk, enjoying breakfast and a drink

Once ashore, we stopped as soon as we could for coffees and dog walks — here’s Finley back from his walk, enjoying breakfast and a drink

Nora and Tonina

We stopped off in Rome for Cristian’s cats, Nora and Tonina, who’ve been looked after by his sister Vanessa. Nora and Tonina are on their way to rejoin Cristian who’s relocated to London.

Vanessa makes sure the cats are safely settled in

Vanessa makes sure the cats are safely settled in

Sweet black-and-white puss Nora

Sweet black-and-white puss Nora

Pretty tortie Tonina — she's quite a senior lady but hale and hearty

Pretty tortie Tonina — she’s quite a senior lady but hale and hearty

Interesting edifice spotted south-east of Rome

Interesting edifice spotted south-east of Rome

When in Rome…

When in Rome…

Wade

In France’s Savoie region we called in to collect Suzanne’s duck, the aptly named Wade. Wade is travelling with us to London.


Wade having a bit of a dash about, before Suzanne scoops him up and brings him over to the van

Wade absolutely adores tomatoes — standing in them as much as eating them!

Wade absolutely adores tomatoes — standing in them as much as eating them!


Wade in action

Here's Suzanne helping him to get settled and filling up his water dish

Here’s Suzanne helping him to get settled and filling up his water dish

Wade made short work of all those tomatoes — and everything else!

Wade made short work of all those tomatoes — and everything else!

By | 2018-05-31T15:52:34+00:00 Thursday, May 31, 2018|frequent travellers, pet transport, pet travel by road|18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. Sheila Morris May 31, 2018 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Another banner band of travelers!! Safe travels to all!

    • Animalcouriers June 1, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      They were super dogs and cats and Wade was a great video star 😀

  2. GP Cox May 31, 2018 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Quite a variety!

  3. Jovina Coughlin May 31, 2018 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos.

  4. tootlepedal May 31, 2018 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Interesting Italian construction.

  5. easyweimaraner June 1, 2018 at 7:18 am - Reply

    that was nice from the ferry staff….and I wish all your passengers a fabulous trip… the mama awwed and owwed as she saw Wade… he is cool! ducks can make super pets, the mama had a duck too as she was a puppy… her name was Soxy and she even won a price at a farm fairy (a small barrel of beer seized immediately by her grampy)

    • Animalcouriers June 1, 2018 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      Good thing her daddy took away that beer as she was know to experiment as a puppy 😀

  6. Clowie June 1, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

    So many friendly faces. I send my best wishes to the dogs looking for a home.

    I’m sure it’s fun having Wade around!

    • Animalcouriers June 1, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      We’re hopeful for the dogs in search of homes. They’ve gone to a great place.

      It was a hoot travelling with Wade although his table manners did leave a lot to be desired 😀

  7. onespoiledcat June 1, 2018 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Wade is certainly well fed! LOL All the other passengers look healthy and happy and we hope the pups headed for the dog cafe are adopted the day they arrive there…….it’s lovely that organizations are finding homes for the homeless and you are helping that happen.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too

    • Animalcouriers June 1, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Wade had everything he could possibly desire and made a wonderful mess consuming the lot!

      They’re doing fabulous things finding homes for the Greek dogs.

  8. angelswhisper2011 June 1, 2018 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Holey Cowduckiness, he really feels at home in your van 😀 Loved the bunch of passengers, lots of pussycats today 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 <3

    • Animalcouriers June 2, 2018 at 7:46 am - Reply

      Doesn’t he make himself at home! 😀 Yes, lots of lovely pussycats.

  9. smilecalm June 7, 2018 at 12:10 am - Reply

    happy, cared
    for precious beings 🙂

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