Mihdal flew from Istanbul to Athens where she picked up a hire car to come and meet us and collect her Reggie.

Nothing could have been better coordinated. As Animalcouriers drove past Marcopolo airport, Mihdal was just leaving it.

Like some sort of mini-convoy we pulled into the hotel at 01.45.

When Reggie heard Mihdal’s voice, he was beside himself with joy and leapt straight into her arms.

This makes the reunion look much calmer than it really was!