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Meet our first passengers of the new year

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.

The resident ducks (plus interloper) at Tebay services in Cumbria

The resident ducks (plus interloper) at Tebay services in Cumbria

Kiko saying a fond farewell to six-month-old Yogurt

Kiko saying a fond farewell to six-month-old Yogurt

Yogurt is a lovable fellow who proved to be a good traveller

Yogurt is a lovable fellow who proved to be a good traveller

A warm welcome back for Yogurt from breeder Kim in Kent, where he was also reunited with his mum and brother

A warm welcome back for Yogurt from breeder Kim in Kent, where he was also reunited with his mum and brother

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.

Margaret wishing fun and friendly Mylo a good trip

Margaret wishing fun and friendly Mylo a good trip

 

Gorgeous Pacino settles in for the ride

Gorgeous Pacino settles in for the ride

Caleen greets Mylo in Esbjerg

Caleen greets Mylo in Esbjerg

And Pacino gets a cuddle

And Pacino gets a cuddle

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!

Jean saying goodbye to Anita

Jean saying goodbye to Anita

Clinton gives Jean a goodbye kiss

Clinton gives Jean a goodbye kiss

These two cuties enjoyed a nap on the hotel room sofa

These two cuties enjoyed a nap on the hotel room sofa

Peter greets the new canine arrivals

Peter greets the new canine arrivals

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.

The Millau bridge looking all moody in the wintry weather

The Millau bridge looking all moody in the wintry weather

Gary travelled like a pro

Gary travelled like a pro

A happy reunion for Gary and his folks in Carcassonne

A happy reunion for Gary and his folks in Carcassonne

In Monaco we delivered delightful hounds Matisse and Georgina to Colleen, following a family Christmas in London.

King Charles Cavalier Georgina and Coton de Tulear Matisse home boarded with us between Christmas and the New Year

King Charles Cavalier Georgina and Coton de Tulear Matisse home boarded with us between Christmas and the New Year

The two dogs were perfect houseguests!

The two dogs were perfect houseguests!

After delivering Georgina and Matisse, we admired Monaco by night

After delivering Georgina and Matisse, we admired Monaco by night

There was still a festive feel to some of the lighting

There was still a festive feel to some of the lighting

From Spain to the UK

Courier Paul collected three adorable dogs in Spain for UK reunions with their families.

Gorgeous King Charles Spaniel Charley travelled home with us to London following a holiday in Marbella

Gorgeous King Charles Spaniel Charley travelled home with us to London following a holiday in Marbella

Lively little Monty returned to Surrey after a Christmas holiday in San Roque

Lively little Monty returned to Surrey after a Christmas holiday in San Roque

Stately Boxer cross Louie and his mum have swapped Madrid for London

Stately Boxer cross Louie and his mum have swapped Madrid for London

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.

interview with Igor

By |2019-01-13T18:00:24+00:00Sunday, January 13, 2019|pet transport, pets on holiday|31 Comments

31 Comments

  1. Jovina Coughlin January 13, 2019 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    What a great way to start off the new year. So adorable.

  2. FACE Foundation January 13, 2019 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Another group of beauties!

  3. thecontentedcrafter January 13, 2019 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    You do such good work, I’m so glad to be back reading of your adventures and meeting your lovely passengers again. The story of Igor is especially touching. <3

    • Animalcouriers January 14, 2019 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      Lovely to have you along for the ride! Igor’s story is a lovely one but he’s a lovely dog.

  4. GP Cox January 13, 2019 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    You’re off to a great start – once again!!

  5. BellaDharma's LadyMew January 13, 2019 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Iss guud Yogurt will bee back home an will have a guud life. An what a story ’bout Igor…than Sky Cat he was abill to stay at CAterham…(what a kewl name fore a place!)
    An Pacino iss handsum!!!!! Mee-yow-wow!!
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma
    P Ess: Happy Mew Yeer Miss Annie an all THE Courierss!!

    • Animalcouriers January 14, 2019 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      Ha ha, hadn’t thought of the connotations for CATerham! Happy New Year to you two too!

  6. Lavinia Ross January 13, 2019 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    All beautiful passengers! Happy New Year to the Animal Couriers Team!

  7. tootlepedal January 13, 2019 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Good to see the ducks at my favourite service station. Did you break the bank at Monte Carlo while you were there?

    • Animalcouriers January 14, 2019 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      It’s one of our favourites too. A look but no touch in Monte Carlo 😉

  8. kkessler833 January 14, 2019 at 1:41 am - Reply

    Great looking group!

  9. Sheila Morris January 14, 2019 at 4:10 am - Reply

    I am so hoping that Yogurt will find another home – such a gorgeous fellow! And the pictures of Monaco at night – wow!
    Loved the entire group of first 2019 travelers! What a way to start the year for you…safe travels!

    • Animalcouriers January 14, 2019 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      Yogurt is a lovely boy and we’re sure he’ll land on a lucky lap soon. Window shopping in Monaco is quite safe 😉

  10. easyweimaraner January 14, 2019 at 7:00 am - Reply

    you started the new year with super cute passengers! is the cavalier on the right a cousin of Princess Leah? I’m so sorry for Yogurt but I hope the breeder will take care for her ;O)

    • Animalcouriers January 14, 2019 at 5:26 pm - Reply

      A very lovely bunch to start our new year. We’re sure Yogurt is in the best hands and will soon find a new home.

  11. onespoiledcat January 14, 2019 at 10:26 am - Reply

    A great start to another year of transport by AC. I’m so happy that both Igor and Yogurt who both had some disappointments were able to find their “happy place”.

    Hugs, Pam

  12. Clowie January 14, 2019 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Pacino is gorgeous!

    Is there a petition or something to campaign for Igor’s knighthood? I would like to sign if there is.

    • Animalcouriers January 14, 2019 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      Pacino is a looker! If there was a petition, we’re sure he’d be heading for Buck Pal very soon 😀

  13. BellaDharma's LadyMew January 15, 2019 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    An just think Miss Annie: CATerham has THE werd ‘ham’ inn it!! Soundss like a furabuluss place to mee! 😉

  14. Gunta January 16, 2019 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Pacino’s expression in the settling in image is priceless? It’s difficult to imagine what that cat is thinking. Igor’s interview was really cute! Wishing all the Animal Couriers a marvelous new year. Looks like it’s off to a great start!

    • Animalcouriers January 16, 2019 at 10:12 am - Reply

      Pacino’s face is a picture! Hard to work it out at the best of times 😉 Thanks Gunta, 2019 started well on the road but we’re living through interesting times, all round! Happy New Year to you.

  15. Curt Mekemson January 17, 2019 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Marital status: “I am a dog.” That says it all. 🙂 –Curt

  16. smilecalm January 19, 2019 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    there happy faces
    got me smiling 🙂

  17. angelswhisper2011 January 21, 2019 at 9:55 am - Reply

    WOW! That’s a good way to start the New Year, Annie, with such a cuteful bunch of passengers 😀 We got a little chilly when we saw the nacked legs of Gary’s folks as it is furreezing out here…*shivers*. Pawkisses for a Happy Travel ahead to all of you 🙂 <3

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