There was not a dry eye when Rocky (who we have nicknamed Rocky II to avoid confusion) left the gorgeous Italian hills of Abruzzi to start his long journey to the USA.

How could he leave such a beautiful place? we wondered. Well, Rocky and his owners are off to join their family in the USA, and Rocky is going as the advance party. His job is to check out the facilities and let his Mum and Dad know what he thinks of their new home.

Rocky taking it all in