Animalcouriers collected this family of three cats and a dog from Limoges.

Tigra got hit by a car when he was a kitten, but has since made a full recovery. However, if you stroke the wrong spot he’s quick to let you know!

Smokey is a very affectionate cat whose best friend in the family is Geordie the dog. She must have chosen him for his brains: he’s a clever chap who’s been sending us emails to keep us updated on all the family’s news as they prepare for their trip to the UK.

The third cat is Marquis, who leads a very independent life compared with the others. He really didn’t want to leave his lovely French house so decided to hide under the bed. But he gave in in the end and allowed himself to be gathered up!