Jay the cat is travelling with Animalcouriers from the Vendée to quarantine in Southampton.

When we arrived to collect Jay from Trevor, who has been looking after him, we got a carry basket out of the van — only to be met by Trevor coming out with little Jay in his arms.

“Where do you want him?” asked Trevor, “Er, in here please,” we said, with just a slight hint of panic. “Hope he doesn’t run away,” we were thinking — as even the most gentle and trusting of cats could decide at any moment that they would rather be somewhere else.

As we were shown over the grounds of this lovely place, we could feel over 30 pairs of eyes watching us, and watching Jay as he was placed into his travel cage in our van.

Three black legs and one white

Trevor places Jay in the van