I am not a happy boy today. Remember I said the other day that dad's mum & dad were moving out to Spain with their 2 poodles? Well, the poodles were going overland with a pet transport company & were supposed to arrive with my grandma & grandad last Sunday, 4th March.
As we hadn't heard from grandma & grandad since they arrived in Spain on the 3rd, we assumed they were OK & were just busy settling in & enjoying their new life. Oh no, quite the reverse...they finally managed to contact us yesterday & gave us the dreadful news that the van with Sammy & Suzy in had apparently been stolen near Barcelona. The van was apparently found later near Benidorm (further down the Spanish coast) with no Sammy & Suzy.
Grandma & grandad have spent every day since Sunday talking to police, animal shelters, getting ads put in local papers & looking for Sammy & Suzy but to no avail. My mum speaks Spanish so she has emailed some shelters who are trying to help.
As you can imagine, grandma & grandad are devastated, and are so worried that Sammy & Suzy have just been dumped somewhere if the thieves were just after the van. I can only hope that someone has taken them in & is looking after them. They must have been stressed enough from the long journey from England without this happening to them. Mum, dad & I have slept so badly worrying about grandma & grandad as well as Sammy & Suzy of course.
Grandma & grandad did all the checks they could to try to make sure the company were reputable, but grandma is now a bit dubious and is wondering if the company are some way involved in their disappearance.
I guess all we can do is keep looking, contacting people who may be able to help & keep fingers & paws firmly crossed that Sammy & Suzy are found safe & well.
I don't feel like doing anything much as I am just so sad & worried. They are only teeny toy poodles & they don't even bark Spanish. Please pray for them.
***UPDATE*** One of the shelters has phoned grandma & grandad to say that a white toy poodle with a collar on has been spotted running around in a village on the coast. It's very scared & no-one has been able to catch it yet. Suzy is a very timid white poodle, so please let it be her & let Sammy be nearby too. Grandma & grandad have already had 2 false alarms today. They have gone to the village to see if it is Suzy & if so hopefully they can catch her so paws crossed we will soon hear some news.