We collected Susan’s cat Lapsang and her dogs Dippy and Bamboo from Maira the vet in the Umbria region of Italy. Susan left her precious charges with Maira as she had to leave for England ahead of them.

The dogs are a right pair of scallywags, especially little Bamboo, who’s always on the lookout for something naughty to get up to!

Maira reckons that Lapsang will do anything for a big neck scratch ‘n’ tickle.

Lapsang gets a farewell cuddle from Maira

Dippy and Bamboo join the bus

Dippy gives a big smile for the camera

Bamboo wonders what to do next

Ah, just thought of something!