Courier J and M recently made a round trip to Germany and the Nordics with cats and dogs on board, with a stop-off in the Netherlands on the way home.
George and Caillou, 2 cats from Somerset to Germany
Lucie has taken up a research job at the University of Bremen. We collected her beloved cats, George and Caillou, from Somerset, where Lucie’s parents have been taking care of them.
Bonnie, a dog from Scotland to Denmark
Lovely Australian Labradoodle Bonnie travelled from her breeder Alistair in Lomond to new owner Natasha in Denmark. Bonnie was thrilled to meet Natasha — she jumped and wriggled and licked Natasha’s face.
Dexter, a dog from Sweden to Oxford
The first of two Dexters on our trip — this is Dexter the handsome Samoyed. He belongs to Elisa, who works at the Oxford University Press. Following an extended visit to Vaxjo in Sweden, Elisa has returned to Oxford, and now Dexter is following on.
Seb and Kit, 2 cats from Stockholm to Scotland
In Stockholm we met Emma who’s been taking care of Seb and Kit, her friend Sarah’s two cats. Both Emma and Sarah have been working in Sweden’s retail sector — which has stayed active as Sweden hasn’t locked down during the pandemic — and are now returning to the UK.
Dexter and Oggi, 2 cats from Sweden to Hampshire
We collected adorable cats Dexter and Oggi in Avesta for their journey to Hampshire, where owner Mikaela was waiting for them.
Timmy, a cat from London to Sweden
Darling (but camera-shy) Timmy travelled with us from London to Sweden for a reunion with owner Simona.
Kongen, a cat from Norway to Cheshire
We met Jan and family on the border between Norway and Sweden to collect their stunning Norwegian Forest cat Kongen. He travelled with us to Jan’s parents in Cheshire, where he’s waiting for the family to join him. Jan wrote to say:
“Thank you so much for relocating Kongen from Norway to the UK for us. Having almost given up hope on managing to move him, due to lack of airlines flying animals under Covid-19, we were SO happy to find you! We are so grateful that you went out of your way to make this happen and accommodated us by coming over the border into Norway for collection. Kongen arrived at my parents’ home safely, perfectly relaxed — and we can’t wait to see him again! Thank you once again for enabling us to include our pet family member in our move to the UK!”
Baxter, a dog from Sweden to New Zealand via the UK
Laura and her husband are relocating from Sweden to New Zealand, and their delightful hound Baxter, a Labrador-Spaniel cross, will be joining them. The first leg of Baxter’s journey is to the UK, where his vaccinations and paperwork will be completed before he flies out from London Heathrow.
Alfie, a tortoise from London to Berlin
Emily’s Horsfield tortoise, Alfie, travelled with us from London to Berlin. Horsfields, named after the American naturalist Thomas Horsfield, are also known by a number of other names including Russian, Afghan or Central Asian tortoises. They can live up to 100 years!
Mycroft, a dog from the Netherlands to London
Super-cute miniature Schnauzer Mycroft splits his time between his loving parents Christie in Amsterdam and Thomas in London.