Our first passengers of the new year travelled with courier Richard from Scotland and England to Scandinavia; with courier Ricardo from the UK to France and Monaco; and with courier Paul from Spain to England.
Scotland, England and Scandinavia
Courier Richard headed to Glasgow to collect young blonde German Shepherd Yogurt, who had proven a bit too much for owner Kiko. So she very responsibly arranged to return him to his equally responsible breeder, Kim.
In Ayr courier Richard met Cocker Spaniel Mylo and Maine Coon cross Pacino. They belong to Caleen who’s moved to Denmark with her husband, whose job has taken him there. Caleen’s mum Margaret has been looking after Mylo; she also has a Boxer of her own, so Pacino has had a peaceful stay at a cattery.
As part of the Christmas festivities at the cattery, at raffle was held, which Pacino won! So a prize tub of sweeties was delivered to Caleen along with Mylo and Pacino.
On the way back south, courier Richard called in on Jean, who breeds King Charles Spaniels in Suffolk. Four-month-old Anita and Clinton were on their way to Peter in Sweden. They follow in the pawprints of another King Charles Spaniel owned by Peter, and also bred by Jean.
It was a close-run thing with the paperwork, but fortunately the vet and Defra pulled out all the stops, and Jean had the paperwork in her hands about an hour before we arrived to collect the pups.
At the Swedish end it was another close call, as we got to Peter less than 24 hours after the birth of his fourth grandchild!
To France and Monaco
While courier Richard headed north, courier Ricardo made his way south. His first delivery was dear little Jack Russell Terrier Gary, who belongs to Chloe. She’s relocated with her partner from Glossop to Carcassonne, and we had the pleasure of reuniting her with Gary.
In Monaco we delivered delightful hounds Matisse and Georgina to Colleen, following a family Christmas in London.
From Spain to the UK
Courier Paul collected three adorable dogs in Spain for UK reunions with their families.
And finally… news of Igor
Handsome English Bull Terrier Igor travelled with us from Rome to the UK, but unfortunately his owner was denied permission to have a dog. So Igor went to board with Richard at The Mardens in Caterham, Surrey, one of the kennels we use regularly.
Igor made himself so much at home that eventually an arrangement was made for him to stay at The Mardens permanently. So now he’s always on hand to meet and greet any Animalcouriers passengers who stay there.
You can read a short interview with Igor that appeared in the local press.