We finally linked up with this family of three cats — Tinkerbell, Victoria and Florence — when we reached our vet Diana in Beauville.

The pictures show them about three minutes after we settled them in their travel kennel.

We haven’t had time to get to know them yet, but Diana says they were very well behaved and no trouble at all when she did their parasite treatments for entry into the UK.

snuggling in

glittery collar (and eyes!)