Tarts on Croatia

on the road with Animalcouriers

Happy reunions in Hungary

On the way to happy reunions in Hungary for Paul, Richard and Rosie with their nine pets, couriers J and M drove through Italy, Slovenia and Croatia.

Tarts and pies in Slovenia. How does one keep trim when treats like this are on offer?!

Tarts and pies in Slovenia. How does one keep trim when treats like this are on offer?!

We arrived to find a happy household of expectant pet owners — the human family had travelled the day before and had everything ready for the dogs and cats. The dogs have never lived with a garden before, so there was lots of rushing about and exploring to do.

Courier M holds on tight while Natty and Baileys jump for joy on being back with Paul and Richard

Courier M holds on tight while Natty and Baileys jump for joy on being back with Paul and Richard

The smile on Baileys' face says it all

The smile on Baileys’ face says it all

Rosie delighted to welcome Gracie to Hungary…

Rosie delighted to welcome Gracie to Hungary…

…along with sisters Kim and Plum

…along with sisters Kim and Plum

We then turned around and headed back to Croatia, to meet our next passengers at a dog shelter just outside Dubrovnik.

In Croatia we saw lots of orange and clementine trees. We stopped at one of the many roadside stalls and came away with far more goods than intended, thanks to a charming and effective saleswoman!

In Croatia we saw lots of orange and clementine trees. We stopped at one of the many roadside stalls and came away with far more goods than intended, thanks to a charming and effective saleswoman!

Delicious artisanal citrus-based preserves will be making their way into relatives' Christmas stockings this year

Delicious artisanal citrus-based preserves will be making their way into relatives’ Christmas stockings this year

We spotted signs like this along the motorway, next to tunnels which serve as safe crossing points for wildlife

We spotted signs like this along the motorway, next to tunnels which serve as safe crossing points for wildlife

Another sign near Dubrovnik — presumably a warning about road hogs!

Another sign near Dubrovnik — presumably a warning about road hogs!

We've experienced many holdups on our journeys — strikes, ferry cancellations, bad weather — but never a car on fire before. We were less than a mile from the dog shelter and near the top of a mountain.

We’ve experienced many holdups on our journeys — strikes, ferry cancellations, bad weather — but never a car on fire before. We were less than a mile from the dog shelter and near the top of a mountain.

Fortunately the fire service turned up fast to deal with it. Fortunately too it was raining, so the fire didn't spread to the nearby trees.

Fortunately the fire service turned up fast to deal with it. Fortunately too it was raining, so the fire didn’t spread to the nearby trees.

By |2018-11-23T15:23:54+00:00Fri, Nov 23, 2018|animal rescue, pet travel by road, reunited|23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. Jovina Coughlin Nov 23, 2018 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Wow, scary experience with a car fire. Glad everyone was safe.

    • Animalcouriers Nov 27, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      One of the more dramatic hold ups but luckily all sorted quickly.

  2. Timothy Price Nov 23, 2018 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Wow. That’s quite a car fire. Happy you made it through everything.

  3. becomingcliche Nov 23, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Don’t leave us hanging! Did you get to the shelter?!

  4. CarolMaeWY Nov 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Always great to see happy pets and people.

  5. Sheila Morris Nov 23, 2018 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Oh my, the delicious tarts had me this time, but then the fire wigged me out…I always send good wishes for safe travels to your couriers and their travelers…

    • Animalcouriers Nov 27, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      The tarts were had by couriers J&M! There was drama with the fire but luckily no disaster.

  6. tootlepedal Nov 23, 2018 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    I smiled at your road sign but was horrified by the burning car.

  7. Clowie Nov 24, 2018 at 7:57 am - Reply

    The tarts look wonderful and that fruit stall looks very inviting.

    Bailey sure looks happy! I hope they all settle in quickly.

  8. smilecalm Nov 24, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    wonderful, caring for the pets!
    sad the car did not survive 🙂

  9. Lea Hogg Nov 24, 2018 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    what an adverture, amazing food

  10. BellaDharma's LadyMew Nov 24, 2018 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Meow meow Hungary is so-o far away…LadyMew showed mee on a map…..yore Coureerss are wunder full peepill to chawfurr efurryone to such xotick placess! An thee clemmytiness look so yummy!
    Miss Rosie iss lovelee too!
    An THE car on fire was scary! LadyMew told mee shee NEVURR saw this happen on yore bloggee either!
    ***purrsss*** an ~~head rubsss~~ BellaDharma~~

  11. onespoiledcat Nov 25, 2018 at 10:49 am - Reply

    WOW……..that burning car is scary indeed but thankfully the rain and quick fire brigade kept it from spreading – hope nobody was hurt! As for the reunions – they all look VERY happy indeed. That “road hog” sign is hilarious but we do know that there are a lot of wild boar around in many parts of Europe!!!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

    • Animalcouriers Nov 27, 2018 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      Think only the car was hurt. It’s true, hunting seems to be going out of fashion in Europe and the wild boars are taking full advantage 😉

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