Courier Richard set off from the UK with a family of five pets en route to Turkey. He collected the three dogs and two cats in London, then made his way with them to Greece via France and Italy. In Athens he delivered them to Christine at Chris’s Animal Hotel, where they’ll stay until their owners catch up and complete the journey to Turkey.

Pasha, Laki, Boz, Blue and Coco

This trio of Anatolian Shepherd Dogs β€” dad Pasha, mum Laki and daughter Boz β€” are the strongest, yet gentlest, giants you could wish to meet. Cats Blue and Coco proved to be very calm travellers, mostly feigning indifference to tickles and strokes.

To Greece with a family of five pets β€” Spotted in London β€” not an Animalcouriers passenger!

Spotted in London β€” not an Animalcouriers passenger!

Handsome 10-year-old Pasha was keen to make friends from the start

Handsome 10-year-old Pasha was keen to make friends from the start

Greetings from a donkey as we drove up to our hotel in Chaumont

Greetings from a donkey as we drove up to our hotel in Chaumont

Pasha at our French overnight stop

Pasha at our French overnight stop

Beautiful seven-year-old Laki

Beautiful seven-year-old Laki

Charming three-year-old Boz inherited the very best of both parents' looks and temperament

Charming three-year-old Boz inherited the very best of both parents’ looks and temperament

Laki and Boz captivated by the sight of a 'wild' boar

Laki and Boz captivated by the sight of a ‘wild’ boar

Here's what they were looking at β€” a boar born and living in the wild, for whom the family running the Chaumont hotel puts out scraps. So it's a regular visitor to the boundary fence these days!

Here’s what they were looking at β€” a boar born and living in the wild, for whom the family running the Chaumont hotel puts out scraps. So it’s a regular visitor to the boundary fence these days!

Gorgeous floof Blue

Gorgeous floof Blue

Dear Coco, who preferred to travel in a clean litter tray!

Dear Coco, who preferred to travel in a clean litter tray!

To Greece with a family of five pets: A closer look at Coco

A closer look at Coco

Christine welcomes Pasha in Athens

Christine welcomes Pasha in Athens

And here's Christine with Laki and Boz

And here’s Christine with Laki and Boz