German sea dog

on the road with Animalcouriers

Travelling with a dog, seven cats, three cockatiels and two rabbits

On a recent Animalcouriers trip between the UK, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany, our eclectic passenger list included a dog, seven cats, three cockatiels and two rabbits.

Scarlet and Luna

This delightful pair of rabbits, who belong to Tiny, travelled with us from Manchester to the Netherlands. They homeboarded with us briefly ahead of the trip.

Lovely Luna, a mini Lop

Lovely Luna, a mini Lop

Gorgeous Scarlet

Gorgeous Scarlet

Luna and Scarlet safely delivered to their Dutch home

Luna and Scarlet safely delivered to their Dutch home

Findus and Snovit

This gorgeous pair of cats belong to Andreas and Lauren. We had the pleasure of transporting Findus and Snovit last year  when the family relocated from Sweden to Wales. Now the family has returned to Sweden and once again the cats travelled with Animalcouriers.

Findus is the bolder of the two, especially when it comes to mealtimes. But Snovit was quick to tuck in once Findus showed the way. Both cats are super friendly and love attention.

Beautiful Snovit has mesmerising differently coloured eyes

Beautiful Snovit has mesmerising differently coloured eyes

Findus excitedly checking out his Swedish home

Findus excitedly checking out his Swedish home

Mercury, Persephone and Hades

Cockatiels are great fun! These three charming and colourful birds belong to Stephen who has relocated to Stockholm. We collected them from his mum Cherrill in Wales, and homeboarded them while we organised the extensive export paperwork.

Throughout the trip they kept courier Richard entertained with a wide repertoire of chirrups and whistles, including a passable wolf whistle. The birds stayed with courier Richard in his hotel room at each overnight stop — much to the delight of all the hotel staff!

Cherrill wrote to say:

“Just one last email to thank you for looking after my son’s cockatiels and delivering them to him and his partner.”

Mercury

Mercury

Persephone

Persephone

Hades, with Mercury peeping out from behind

Hades, with Mercury peeping out from behind

Stephen takes delivery of his beloved birds. The big blue cover did a good job of keeping out the Swedish cold.

Stephen takes delivery of his beloved birds. The big blue cover did a good job of keeping out the Swedish cold.

Spotted at a small pizza restaurant and takeaway in Stockholm — Newcastle Brown Ale and Fullers!

Spotted at a small pizza restaurant and takeaway in Stockholm — Newcastle Brown Ale and Fullers!

Lembit

Lembit, an endearing French Bulldog, belongs to Victor and Leida. Lembit is still a youngster, so full of fun and dead keen on walks. We collected him in London and delivered him to the Stockholm area of Sweden.

Leida and Victor seeing Lembit off in London

Leida and Victor seeing Lembit off in London

Lembit's winning look

Lembit’s winning look

Leida timed her flight to Stockholm so that she was on the spot ready to welcome Lembit

Leida timed her flight to Stockholm so that she was on the spot ready to welcome Lembit

Spotted through the sleet in Laxa — a wooden sculpture called Rast Marie, that stands more than 6 metres tall

Spotted through the sleet in Laxa — a wooden sculpture called Rast Marie, that stands more than 6 metres tall

Kattinka

Darling Kattinka belongs to Emma, who’s relocated from Sweden to London. We collected Kattinka from Mikaela, who’s been taking care of her since Emma left for the UK.

At 14 years of age, Kattinka is a senior puss, but you wouldn’t know it. She took to the road like a pro, purring and enjoying cuddles. As we travelled through Sweden, Denmark and Germany, she split her time between washing and snoozing — making her Europe’s cleanest cat by the time we reached the UK!

Meeting Kattinka and Mikaela at the kindergarten where Mikaela works

Meeting Kattinka and Mikaela at the kindergarten where Mikaela works

Kattinka preferred to sit on top of her igloo, rather than inside it. Meant we got to appreciate her lovely markings.

Kattinka preferred to sit on top of her igloo, rather than inside it. Meant we got to appreciate her lovely markings.

Kattinka reunited with Emma in London

Kattinka reunited with Emma in London

Toulouse and Celine

At Stockholm Central Station we met up with Evelina. She’s relocating to Liverpool to boost her career as a nurse, and her beloved Sacred Birm cats travelled with us to join her there. It’s hard to do justice in words to the extraordinary softness of these beautiful cats’ coats.

Evelina checking her cats are safely settled for the journey

Evelina checking her cats are safely settled for the journey

Toulouse, a seal point

Toulouse, a seal point

Celine, a lilac point

Celine, a lilac point

Old sea dog enjoying a fine view over the shore outside courier Richard's hotel in Puttgarden, Germany

Old sea dog enjoying a fine view over the shore outside courier Richard’s hotel in Puttgarden, Germany

The shore itself

The shore itself

A novel planter

A novel planter

Mika and Bonnie

We stopped in Berlin to meet Mika and Bonnie. Originally from a litter of Danish farm cats, this adorable duo have been living with owner Cerissa in her Berlin apartment.

A typical Berlin street

A typical Berlin street

The apartment had been emptied of furniture by the time we arrived, but both cats managed to find hiding places even so — Bonnie in a corner, and Mika under the kitchen units. Understandably suspicious of all the changes around them, they took a bit of catching! Once in the Animalcouriers van, however, they soon settled.

Attempting to coax Bonnie out of her corner with treats

Attempting to coax Bonnie out of her corner with treats

Mika spent most of the journey tucked away. Here she is making a rare appearance as we waited to cross at Calais.

Mika spent most of the journey tucked away. Here she is making a rare appearance as we waited to cross at Calais.

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By |2018-12-07T12:06:18+00:00Friday, December 7, 2018|pet transport|26 Comments

26 Comments

  1. Clowie December 7, 2018 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous selection of travellers!

    That’s quite a selection of beers for a pizza restaurant!

    • Animalcouriers December 12, 2018 at 6:17 pm - Reply

      Always a delight when you spot a local beer on your travels!

  2. KDKH December 7, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pets once more. So glad you were able to keep those cockatiels warm!

    • Animalcouriers December 12, 2018 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      They were such charming passengers and seemed to cope very well. The Stockholm weather will be more of a challenge but Stephen does seem to have all things covered.

  3. Jovina Coughlin December 7, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Great group to travel with.

  4. Charles Huss December 7, 2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    What an interesting trip you had.

    • Animalcouriers December 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm - Reply

      Courier Richard took some good photos of his northern travels.

  5. Sheila Morris December 7, 2018 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    What a great group of a Duke’s mixture, as my granddaddy always called unusual visitors!!
    Safe travels to all…

  6. Timothy Price December 7, 2018 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Quite a menagerie.

  7. tootlepedal December 7, 2018 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    Interesting to see that beer travels as well as animals of every sort.

  8. smilecalm December 8, 2018 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    sweet menagerie of critters,
    people & brew 🙂

  9. onespoiledcat December 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Oh my….so many wonderful pets! They’re all adorable too.

    Hugs, Pam

  10. kkessler833 December 8, 2018 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Wow! Quite a trip!

  11. Curt Mekemson December 8, 2018 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Loved the snout shot on Luna, AC. –Curt

  12. etiliyle December 10, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

    So interesting

  13. angelswhisper2011 December 10, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

    That sounds like Snow white and the zeven dwarfs on board, Annie 😀 Cuteness overload again and such wonderful places and again in the Netherlands <3 Pawkisses for a Happy and Safe trip ahead to all of you

    • Animalcouriers December 12, 2018 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      Ha ha ha – it did feel like it! Always a pleasure to visit the Netherlands 😀

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