Barney is a 14-year-old Rottweiler-Newfoundland cross — a grand age for such a large dog.

He and his Russian Hamster siblings spent a few days homeboarding with courier J before setting off for Pisa in Italy, where their grandma will be looking after them for a while.

The two hamsters are incredibly energetic, taking travelling right on the chin as they scamper and roll around playing the whole time. Seems to be wearing Barney out!

Hamsters on the go

Barney settles in

Can't you tell those hamsters to take it easy!