Animalcouriers collected elderly but very lively Hagan from Lodz, near Warsaw in Poland. His owner has a very young baby and is off to join her husband in Worcestershire in the UK, where everyone will be reunited including Hagan.

The temperatures across central Europe are extremely hot at the moment. Luckily Hagan is travelling in an air-conditioned compartment, with comfort stops in the shadiest places we can find, including the German forests. In Eindhoven this evening it was still in the mid 30s at 9pm. So we took a brief stroll and will have a longer walk later in the dark.

Until then, it’s feet up in front of a movie in their air-conditioned hotel room for courier S and Hagan!

Goodbye hugs for Hagan

Goodbye hugs for Hagan

Hagan approves of his travel accommodation

Hagan approves of his travel accommodation

Hagan enjoys a cool evening stroll

Hagan enjoys a cool evening stroll

What Hagan saw on his walk

What Hagan saw on his walk

During a quick break for coffee and a leg stretch, Hagan sensibly sought the shade

During a quick break for coffee and a leg stretch, Hagan sensibly sought the shade

A mature hitchhiker and his dog took a break at the same service station. While his owner took the opportunity to have a wash and brushup, this little chap sat guard over their worldly good. If anyone came too close to the boots or rucksack, he howled, bringing his owner straight back. A delightful pair with an amazing bond.

A mature hitchhiker and his dog took a break at the same service station. While his owner took the opportunity to have a wash and brushup, this little chap sat guard over their worldly good. If anyone came too close to the boots or rucksack, he howled, bringing his owner straight back. A delightful pair with an amazing bond.

Don't panic, it's not a real cow! It's actually a mobile barbecue that can be hired for parties, towed by a Harley Davidson!

Don’t panic, it’s not a real cow! It’s actually a mobile barbecue that can be hired for parties, towed by a Harley Davidson!

Any ideas what this massive brick building with no windows could be? It's just outside Oberhausen in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia region.

Any ideas what this massive brick building with no windows could be? It’s just outside Oberhausen in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region.

Out on our quick walk earlier this evening. We'll go for a longer one once it's dark and cooler.

Out on our quick walk earlier this evening. We’ll go for a longer one once it’s dark and cooler.