Animalcouriers spent last night in the Picardie region of northern France, where the dogs enjoyed some fresh air and the couriers enjoyed some interesting wine with dinner.

What service! A fine ginger tabby keeping us company over a glass of wine

What service! A fine ginger tabby keeping us company over a glass of wine

'Arrogant frog' — an interesting organic wine from the Languedoc (nice and leggy!)

‘Arrogant frog’ — an interesting organic wine from the Languedoc (nice and leggy!)

Milagros showing off on a swing

Milagros showing off on a swing

The swing is too tame for Pepe — he wants to know where the slide and the roundabout are!

The swing is too tame for Pepe — he wants to know where the slide and the roundabout are!

Poppy after her walk — for once not tangled up with Misty!

Poppy after her walk — for once not tangled up with Misty!

Courier M was quite worn out by Misty's antics

Courier M was quite worn out by Misty’s antics

Biscuit laughs his head off at courier J's Groucho Marx impressions

Biscuit laughs his head off at courier J’s Groucho Marx impressions

Spotted in Chantilly — they didn't move fast enough to get on board the van!

Spotted in Chantilly — they didn’t move fast enough to get on board the van!