We collected these three cats in Gibraltar. Max loves a tickle, preferably around the neck, followed by a scratch on the head. He’s very forward about offering us bits of himself for such purposes.

Max is a package deal with Muffin and Mylo, who are sharing just to one side of him. Max isn’t sharing: “I’m far too important, mine’s a room for one.”

Grandparents in Plymouth will be on hand to look after the handsome trio until their family joins them later.

Max, ready for a tickle

Muffin and Mylo — not coming out

Mylo finally peeps out to see what's going on