Italian hillside outside Sienna

on the road with Animalcouriers

Collections in Italy, reunions in the UK

After crossing from Greece we stopped off for more collections in Italy, before making our way to Calais. When we reached the UK, it was time for happy reunions.

We enjoyed the autumn colours that were just starting to show, and felt that Baloo, from Greece, with his golden coat, made the scene complete

We enjoyed the autumn colours that were just starting to show, and felt that Baloo, from Greece, with his golden coat, made the scene complete

Titi, who also joined us in Greece, content to sit and watch the world go by

Titi, who also joined us in Greece, content to sit and watch the world go by

Scrabble

We collected Springer/Labrador cross Scrabble from the NATO base at Lago Patria. Owner Kevin, who manages staffing at the base, carefully organised things so that he could be on hand to see Scrabble away.

Scrabble is travelling with us as Kevin is about to go on operations where he can’t have Scrabble with him. So Scrabble is off to spend some quality time with Kevin’s parents in Great Yarmouth.

Gorgeous, affectionate Scrabble

Gorgeous, affectionate Scrabble

Luna

Lovely Mastiff pup Luna hails from the Chianti area. She’s at the age where she lollops around adorably and chews anything she can find! She’s on her way to Lara in London.

Sweetie Luna

Sweetie Luna

She's a very friendly girl

She’s a very friendly girl

We stopped for a few minutes at a 'punto panoramico'…

We stopped for a few minutes at a ‘punto panoramico’…

…to look out over the stunning countryside slightly north of Siena

…to look out over the stunning countryside slightly north of Siena

Cleo

At Padua airport we were pleased to catch up with delightful tabby cat Cleo. She travelled with us three years ago to Croatia when owners Deborah and Sean relocated. Now the family is heading back to Haywards Heath.

Cleo — a very relaxed passenger

Cleo — a very relaxed passenger

Well, we could always cycle to the UK if the van breaks down!

Well, we could always cycle to the UK if the van breaks down!

Claire’s kittens

While on holiday in Croatia Claire rescued three tiny tabby-and-white kittens she found abandoned with no sign of their mum. She contacted us for help and we were able to advise her on the steps to go through to bring them to the UK. The kittens joined our trip in Padua, travelling with Traces certificates as well as passports.

A trio of amazing little characters

A trio of amazing little characters

All very lively indeed

All very lively indeed

Climbing over each other and giving us high fives!

Climbing over each other and giving us high fives!

Passing Mont Blanc at midday — spooky colours

Passing Mont Blanc at midday — spooky colours

And here's the stunning sunset we enjoyed as we approached Calais

And here’s the stunning sunset we enjoyed as we approached Calais

UK reunions

Luna gets a hug from new owner Lara in London

Luna gets a hug from new owner Lara in London

Lily delivered in London, welcomed by Adam on behalf of her owners

Lily delivered in London, welcomed by Adam on behalf of her owners

Titi reunited with Hayley in Surrey

Titi reunited with Hayley in Surrey

Serious hugs for Bruno in Surrey

Serious hugs for Bruno in Surrey

Olivia jumped for joy as soon as she saw Ioannis

Olivia jumped for joy as soon as she saw Ioannis

Paris thrilled to be back with her owner

Paris thrilled to be back with her owner

Ioannis beams with joy as he collects Lisa

Ioannis beams with joy as he collects Lisa

Cuddles for Afro with Sharon and her husband

Cuddles for Afro with Sharon and her husband

By |2018-10-11T19:47:20+00:00Thursday, October 11, 2018|animal rescue, pet transport, pet travel by road, pet travel by sea, reunited, TRACES|19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Jovina Coughlin October 11, 2018 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Such happy reunions.

  2. tootlepedal October 11, 2018 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures of the passing show and the passengers. Cleo is a stunner.

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      It’s great when there’s time to stop and enjoy the view from the office.

  3. becomingcliche October 12, 2018 at 12:45 am - Reply

    I am seriously in love with Luna!

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

      Don’t leave anything valuable lying around if she comes to visit!

  4. Clowie October 12, 2018 at 6:17 am - Reply

    I love seeing the reunions. Bruno sure knows how to give a cuddle!

  5. easyweimaraner October 12, 2018 at 6:58 am - Reply

    so great to see happy faces!!! we love the 3 meowsketeers and we love Luna… she will be much bigger than a weimaraner soon, right?

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      The 3 meowsketeers were endlessly entertaining! Yes, you’ll be looking up into Luna’s eyes very soon 😀

  6. angelswhisper2011 October 12, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Happiest post ever, Annie, the pictures and environment are ju Stunning! Pawkisses for a Happy and Safe travel ahead

  7. onespoiledcat October 12, 2018 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Some beautiful Fall scenery and lots of happy faces!

    Pam

    • Animalcouriers October 17, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      It’s good to share some of the wonderful things seen on the road.

  8. Sheila Morris October 12, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Mont Blanc at mid-day and Calais at sunset were amazing, but the reunion pictures and those amazing kittens were hard to beat!!!
    Thanks for the pictures and the great stories!!!

  9. Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC October 16, 2018 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    The gift you are giving the humans and animals is beautiful. Thank you!

  10. smilecalm October 20, 2018 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    🙂

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