Couriers J and M recently made a couple of short trips with dogs from France and Italy. On one trip, there was the drama of a baby squirrel rescue. And in parallel, courier Trevor transported a duck and his owner from the UK to France.
Baby squirrel rescue
Courier M found a stunned-looking baby squirrel by the road outside our hotel, in danger of being run over.
Poppea and Picoleone, 2 dogs from Italy to London
Our first stop was to collect Rosemary and Robert’s delightful pair of Shih-tzus for their journey from Todi in Umbria to London.
A bit of time in Nice
On our way to Monaco to meet Muffin, we spent a night in Nice.
Muffin, a dog from Monaco to England
Darling Maltipoo Muffin belongs to Marina, who is Gustav Mahler’s granddaughter. She is rightly proud of her grandfather, and refers to Muffin as his great grandchild!
Like his family, Muffin splits his time between homes in Monaco and London. Over coffee with Marina, we collected Muffin for his journey to London.
Duke a dog from Italy to Wales
Cocker Spaniel Duke and Teckel Blue were both due to travel with us on earlier trips, but problems with paperwork meant they both got held up.
We caught up with Duke in Tuscany for his journey to Wrexham in Wales and a reunion with owner Carole.
Blue, a dog from Switzerland to the UK
From Italy we travelled on to Lausanne in Switzerland to collect Teckel Blue for his road trip to the UK.
Wade, a duck from the UK to France
Wade (geddit?) the duck is a returning Animalcouriers client. We collected him in the Savoie region of France a few years ago for his journey to the UK. So when owner Suzanne was planning her return to France, she contacted us about transporting Wade again.
Because of the changes in border regulations since Wade last travelled with us, we decided the simplest course of action was for Suzanne to accompany him (and his elaborate paperwork) on the journey.