Scampy and James (the good-looking one) met us as we arrived at Le Thor, in south-eastern France.

Scampy is off to England to join his owner Aniella. Her boyfriend James has been looking after him.

Scampy is a complete pickle! He took one look in the van, then ran round and round and round, saying, “You can’t catch me!” — while two grown men chased after him!

We had to do a quick dash to the vet as his passport was not quite ready. After an addition to the serology page, a stamp and a tick, we were on our way.

Scampy the scamp, and James