Jay the cat is travelling with Animalcouriers from the Vendée to quarantine in Southampton. When we arrived to collect Jay from Trevor, who has been looking after him, we got a carry basket out of the van — only to be met by Trevor coming out with little Jay in his arms. "Where do you want him?" asked Trevor, "Er, in here please," we said, with just a slight hint of panic. "Hope he doesn't run away," we were thinking — as even the most gentle and trusting of cats could decide at any moment that they would rather be [...]
Today we had lunch in a sunny motorway aire. We walked all the dogs, and tickled all the cats behind their ears. Then it was sarnies out of a veterinary coolbag, kept cool by a teeny weeny veterinary ice pack — cheese for one and ham for the other — thank you, vet Diana. Plus raspberry tarts, crisps and coffee.
Fanny is a really dark, shiny, black cat, and full of character! We are really not looking forward to that moment when we need to introduce her to Diana, our vet. Fanny is not at all sure that she wants to travel home. Just as well she is not travelling by air, as she is so sensitive. We think we will be able to ask her about her trip once she is a little more settled tomorrow.
Bruce is taking a break in Barcelona on his journey to Marbella. Here you can see him having a little nap on a cool tiled floor, and being taken for a late evening walk.
Polly and Jengo are a pair of frequent travellers who are on their way back to England after the best-ever summer in Ceret, France. Now it’s all over for this year and time for us to take them back to Berkshire. We collected them from Mezerville at the same time as we collected Habib.
Habib is travelling from France to England for quarantine. He is such a friendly cat. He just purrs and purrs and wants to climb around your neck. We collected him from Mezerville, where we found Julie and Barry wading around in mud, as their mains water had sprung a leak! But we all carefully stepped around all the gushing water while Habib was collected and shown his new accommodation for the next day or so.