Two Animalcouriers vans recently made trips to France and Spain to ensure Christmas reunions for pets and their families. After all, no-one wants to be apart for the festive season!
Little Chihuahua Coco is the apple of owner Stacy’s eye. She travelled with us on a private trip from London to Aix en Provence. Coco is a character who knows what she is — and isn’t — prepared to do. Stacy did ask us if we’d managed to give her a cuddle! We said, not exactly!
Matisse and Georgina
Coton de Tulear Matisse and King Charles Cavalier Georgina belong to Colleen and family. They’re frequent travellers who made a private trip with us from Monaco to London for Christmas. Both dogs are very friendly and sociable, and couriers J and M were delighted to welcome them back on board.
Darling Fidji, a Jack Russell Terrier, belongs to Sophie and family who live in London. They’re spending Christmas in France with their extended family, and Fidji travelled with us to join in all the fun.
Itchy, Duke and Duchess
This fine feline trio belong to Lara and Paul who’ve relocated from the UK to a gorgeous farmhouse in the Dordogne. We collected the cats from Carol at Cats Whiskers cattery in Essex where they stayed on the runup to their move to France.
Hope and Lola
Hope and Lola belong to Maria. Hope is a typically lively Boxer, while Lola is an endearing Collie cross. All three are moving from Kent to Cantabria in Spain. Hope and Lola are travelling a little ahead of Maria, but Maria’s mum and dad were on hand to receive them.
Tia and Becker
Another canine duo — Tia and Becker are a splendid pair of Great Danes belonging to Tracey and Marc. We collected them in Essex and delivered them to their new home in Alicante, where Tracey and Marc were waiting to welcome them. They wrote to say:
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for looking after Tia and Becker. They arrived incredibly excited and no worse for their adventure! I reckon we found it more stressful than they did. Courier Richard was fantastic and obviously loves his job.”
Katie, a delightful Labrador, belongs to Margaret and Graham, who’re returning to the UK after 16 happy years near Alicante. In all her 10 years, Katie has never been away from her owners’ side, so their temporary parting was a source of much trepidation.
We’re pleased to report that Katie soon settled in to the trip and proved to be a model passenger. Much to the delight of Margaret, Graham and Katie, they were all back together again after just three days.
Beautiful Sarabi belongs to Anca and Marius. We collected her in Barcelona and delivered her to her new home in Cambridge. Sarabi is a real people puss with a playful temperament. A charming note from Anca followed a happy reunion:
“Sarabi is home with us, at last! We wanted to thank you for your support during this process which turned out to be a little challenging at the beginning. And a special thanks to courier Richard for his dedication, it is very much appreciated.”
We collected slinky black puss Poupoune in Besancon from Alex. Poupoune is on his way to rejoin owner Jeremy in Edinburgh. Poupoune was a little grumpy at first, but soon melted and happily accepted respectful head tickles.
Our final collection was Akita Caesar, whose earlier trip to the UK had to be temporarily halted at Calais while his passport was put in order. We collected this very personable hound from kennels and took him to rejoin owners Kasim and Lizzie in London.