Many tears were shed when the family waved goodbye to Claude the cat as he started off on his great adventure. He’s travelling from Edinburgh to New Zealand, where he’ll be reunited with his family in a couple of months.

He travelled south by road with Animalcouriers to Surrey, where he’s home-boarding until he passes the required vet checks and requirements. He’ll then fly to New Zealand and have a short stay in quarantine before rejoining the family.

He’s clearly a much-loved puss and will be greatly missed by everyone. Courier S promised little Alana that she would give precious Claude lots and lots of special love and cuddles.

Alana and Claude