LONDON cabbie John Jupp got more than he bargained for when a regular customer made an apparently innocent enquiry as to whether he accepted dogs in his car.
But that was before she revealed the destination.
“She asked if I took dogs in my taxi,” he explained. “She then asked me to give her a price to pick up a dog and bring it to her house in Knightsbridge, so I asked her for the address. Her reply was a moment I will not forget – Madrid.”
Jupp – who refuses to reveal the cost of the fare – then took a ferry to Santander before driving four hours to Madrid.
Having collected his canine cargo, he set off on the 16-hour return trip to Calais.
Despite experiencing some teething problems over a vet’s certificate at the French port, Jupp delivered the labrador the following day.