Our latest trip through France, Italy and Spain — involving two of our vans — included several regular passengers, travelling for summer holidays; as well as a number of permanent relocations.
Dear little Yorkie Tilly, who belongs to Charlotte, is a regular Animalcouriers client. She travelled with us from Surrey to her summer holiday home in the lovely area of St Prex in Switzerland. Tilly recently had surgery on her left front paw and sported a rather fetching silvery contraption to protect it. Although initially nervous about putting her paw down, she showed she was recovering well as she became more confident on all her paws.
Echo and Kima
We collected Irish Setter Echo and Flat-coated Retriever Kima in London, and delivered them to Davina and family in St Moritz, Switzerland. Kima has travelled with Animalcouriers before, with a companion who is sadly no longer with us. This was ‘new girl’ Echo’s first journey with us, and she was a little uncertain at first. But plenty of contact with Kima and extra walks soon saw her settle in to life on the road.
Adorable Labrador Lila, who belongs to Fausta, is another regular Animalcouriers passenger. We collected her in London for her summer trip to the Italian city of Milan. Lila is a very chilled-out dog who takes travelling in her stride.
Sven and Otto
These two dogs have the sort of looks that really turn heads. Sven is a blond Alsatian, and Otto, his son, is crossed with a Collie, which adds wonderful colours to the mix.
Owner Mariano works from home, so is rarely apart from these good boys, and found it hard to part with them in London. We kept in close contact during the trip, and both Mariano and partner were on hand to welcome the dogs in Lamporecchio.
Louie, Peanut and Fluffy
Vanessa’s fine feline trio joined our trip in Nice, south of France, heading with us to Dorset as Vanessa is relocating. All three remained permanently interested in all the goings-on around them throughout the journey.
Cox and Liebing
We collected James’s splendid tabby cat Liebing and his slinky black chum Cox in Barcelona. They travelled with us to Newcastle upon Tyne.
Young Labrador Harley joined us in Girona, Spain. travelling with us to rejoin owner Renate in Bristol.
Esme, Renoir, Snoopy and Amber
Until recently Rachel lived with her parents in the Carcassonne area, where the volunteered for the local cat rescue charity. Unsurprisingly, Rachel acquired four delightful cats as a result, who travelled with us to rejoin Rachel at her new UK home.
Samson and Mouflette
We collected Mavis and John’s adorable cats Samson and Mouflette from a cattery in the Ariège region of France. They travelled with us for a reunion with Mavis and John in Wales.
Labrador Omaddy is the much loved pet of Natasha and family. Having lived in the Bordeaux area of France for a while, they’re now relocating to Worcestershire.
Nugget is an unusual puss — a ginger tabby girl. We collected her from Maria, who’s been looking after her for about a month. As well as loving cats, Maria is a keen footballer who used to play for FC Porto, and now plays for Lyon. We dropped pretty little Nugget off at the Hogwood Lodge Cattery near Bath to await the arrival of owners Emily and Paul.
Prisca, Sooty and Boycie
Peter and his wife have lived in the Lyon area of France for 16 years. They’re now relocating further north, to Pas de Calais, so that they and their children and grandchildren can visit each other more easily.
We had the pleasure of transporting their beloved kitties to the lovely Pension du Moulinel in St Josse, where they’ll have a short stay while their owners complete their house move.