The Animalcouriers household, especially senior doggy member Billywhizz, is bracing itself for the arrival of Flinders, a Clumber Spaniel pup who is en route to Paris.

Flinders will join Fitz and Pugsley to make it a creche of three 3-month-old pups.

“He looks a bit of a livewire,” reckons Billywhizz. “Do you think we’ll get any sleep tonight?”