Much loved Ella is on her way to London to her owner Simone.

The farewell included Mum and Dad, Grandmama, and a host of neighbours all waving from the balconies in the street as little Ella was carefully tucked into our van.

The procedure was closely overseen by Grandmama, who pushed a pen and notepad into our hands for our phone number, so that she can ring to check up on Ella’s progress while she is on the road! We will be pleased to hear from her.

We were also given strict instructions on when to feed Ella, plus food and weighing scales so we offer her just the right amount. We also have feeding bowls, treats and toys for her.

It was a tearful farewell, with us reassuring Grandmama we would take care of Ella as if she were our own.

A fond farewell for Ella