As we motored northward through Spain yesterday we collected Pepe the dog, cats Osiris, Martes, Johny, Baby, Michu and Rosa, and Muba the rabbit. We also have a ferret on board who’s proving a bit camera shy so we’ll try again tomorrow!

Having aimed to reach Barcelona last night, we made good enough time to cross the border into France and get as far as Narbonne. And as we drove up through France today, Fanny Bell joined us in the Dordogne region.

Handsome Pepe is an Andaluz Podenco. Here he is with Laura who's been looking after him for Ciara.

Handsome Pepe is an Andaluz Podenco. Here he is with Laura who’s been looking after him for Ciara.

Well in advance of her cats Osiris and Martes travelling from Madrid to the UK, Andrea started following the Animalcouriers travel blog so that she'd know what to expect. All-black Martes seems a little more relaxed about being in front of the camera than Osiris, who's taken a dive underneath his bed!

Well in advance of her cats Osiris and Martes travelling from Madrid to the UK, Andrea started following the Animalcouriers travel blog so that she’d know what to expect. All-black Martes seems a little more relaxed about being in front of the camera than Osiris, who’s taken a dive underneath his bed!

Also travelling with us from Madrid are pretty tortoiseshell (calico) Baby…

Also travelling with us from Madrid are pretty tortoiseshell (calico) Baby…

…and handsome tabby Johny

…and handsome tabby Johny

Cheeky, friendly Michu demands a neck tickle…

Cheeky, friendly Michu demands a neck tickle…

… and a head rub

… and a head rub

Little Rosa has a good laugh at one of courier M's knock, knock jokes

Little Rosa has a good laugh at one of courier M’s knock, knock jokes

She's travelling from Barcelona to the UK, where she'll be reunited with Jenny and Andrew

She’s travelling from Barcelona to the UK, where she’ll be reunited with Jenny and Andrew

Rather gorgeous Muba is off to rejoin Claire who's relocated to Hampstead. We think he'll like London living!

Rather gorgeous Muba is off to rejoin Claire who’s relocated to Hampstead. We think he’ll like London living!

Milagros out walking in the vineyard this morning…

Milagros out walking in the vineyard this morning…

…and meeting local resident George, a former Animalcouriers passenger

…and meeting local resident George, a former Animalcouriers passenger

Black-and-white cat Fanny Bell is going back to the UK with her family to live in Stroud. She's looking forward to exploring the English countryside.

Black-and-white cat Fanny Bell is going back to the UK with her family to live in Stroud. She’s looking forward to exploring the English countryside.

Fanny bids Mary 'au revoir'

Fanny bids Mary ‘au revoir’

Hitchiker spotted en route!

Hitchiker spotted en route!