While couriers M and J are travelling back from Athens, courier R is on his way to Corfu. From Ancona in Italy, where our paths crossed, he boarded the ferry for Igoumenitsa in Greece, from where he’ll then take the local ferry to Corfu. Meanwhile, courier S is flying to Corfu.

By the time courier R docks, courier S will be portside with our six little four-legged canine charges, who are on their way home to the UK.

Amid warnings of heavy snow between Italy and Switzerland, couriers M and J are reviewing their homeward route and are considering going via Frejus. They’ll make their decision this morning.

Animalcouriers vans at Ancona