Couriers M and Mike are on a trip round western Spain and Portugal, while couriers J and Gwen are on the road in France and eastern Spain. Meet the pets who travelled out with couriers M and Mike — several dogs, a cat, a lovebird and a leopard tortoise.
Professor Albert Nuggles
Professor Albert Nuggles — Nuggles to his mates — is a lively and friendly little Yorkie. His owner warned us that anyone who meets Nuggles is in danger of being licked to death, which turned out to be pretty close to the truth!
We collected Nuggles in Manchester and delivered him to Roquetas de Mar in Spain.
Tojo and Rockie
Among our most frequent passengers, Tojo and Rockie originally travelled with us from Northern Cyprus a number of years ago. Mandy and family have homes in Belfast and Alicante, and the dogs travel with us regularly between the two countries. The dogs are great passengers, well behaved, lots of fun and always busy.
A first for us — a leopard tortoise! Tricky belongs to Andrew, who’s relocating from Northampton to Torrevieja.
Becoming Cliche — this is the rather special being that we mentioned… We now know why we hadn’t seen anything like her before.
Pretty lovebird Angel travelled from London to rejoin owner Juliet in the Malaga area of Spain. Juliet moved to Spain in December, leaving Angel in the temporary care of a friend.
Unfortunately Angel escaped through an open window and ended up at a hospital, where she was caught and taken to a vet, who handed her to a rescue centre for rehoming. Juliet flew back to look for Angel, putting up posters and making enquiries. Discovering what had happened to Angel, she had quite a struggle to retrieve her from her new home, but finally managed it.
Lurcher cross Guinness started her journey in Belfast, heading all the way to Gibraltar to join owner Phil.
Elegant cat Miro, who travelled with us from Luton, belongs to Gonçalo and his partner who work for easyJet. With Brexit imminent, both have applied for a transfer to a new location. In the meantime, Miro will be looked after by Gonçalo’s mum and dad in Lisbon. Mum Isabel is very excited about having Miro to stay as she thinks it may lead Gonçalo and his partner to relocate to Lisbon!
Professor Albert Nuggles… what a fabulous name and it fits so perfectly!!!!
It’s a name for the book of fabulous names we’re putting together!
Love that photo of Angel.
Look but don’t touch that gorgeous girl!
Amazing images of more animal couriers adventures!!
Bravo! and safe travels to all…
We’re having adventures all over the place at the moment!
Love the contrasting weather scenes.
Yes, we’ve had extremes but mostly blue skies 😉
The leopard tortoise is truly spectacular.
She’s huge and will apparently get bigger and bigger.
That is one fantastic turtle. So good the bone disease is under control.
It’s a relief they got to the cause quickly. She’s quite something.
Wow! That is an oddly formed shell! It took me some time to figure out what I was looking at! I have seen a lot of wonky carapaces in my day, but that one takes the taco! I’m glad they got the MBD under control because it is very often fatal.
At first we wondered if there was such a thing as a dromedary tortoise 😉 It was a relief when the owner explained what had happened. She’s very lucky to be cured.
Wow! That is one amazing leopard tortoise. Then again all of your passengers are pretty amazing. (Loved Miro’s beautiful blue eyes!)
It was a very interesting passenger list this time! No lost fingers and the most curious tortoise we’ve seen 😉
Miro’s eyes are a lovely shade of blue. I’d be sure to give Angel a wide berth – her name is a bit misleading! 😀
Ah, but she’s mommy’s title Angel 😀 You wouldn’t believe the difference once she’s will her Mum.
That tortoise is amazing……that shell is unforgettable! Nuggles is beyond adorable and so tiny…..lots of happy faces this trip!
Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
The shell is astounding. We had some lovely passengers.
What a awesome and beautifully diverse group of travelers! Thanks for the smiles!