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!