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.