Animalcouriers collected a family of three dogs and three cats from Eindhoven in the Netherlands, for their return trip to Cheshire in the UK. Sam the Greyhound, Sally the Saluki and Tilly the Jack Russell cross are travelling with their Siamese siblings Nicki, Leon and Kitty.

Lovely black-and-white cat Memphis is moving from central Brussels to London. He’s mostly keeping himself to himself but does love a stroke and a reassuring chat.

And Ali cat is also moving from Brussels, all the way to Glasgow in Scotland. He’s a real comedy character — every time we open the door he’s in a new position: blanket over his head, upside down with his toy, or right at the front of his compartment, grinning like a Cheshire cat! Latest pose: towel on top of his head! He’s managing to keep everyone very amused. Maybe he should try out for the Edinburgh festival?

We’ll be crossing the Channel this evening, then after an overnight rest, everyone will be heading homeward tomorrow.

Sally, Tilly and Sam

Sally, Tilly and Sam

Serene and dignified, Leon was snoozing before we even closed his door! He's enjoying the peace and quiet of solo travel while his feline sisters share a compartment.

Serene and dignified, Leon was snoozing before we even closed his door! He’s enjoying the peace and quiet of solo travel while his feline sisters share a compartment.

 It's no good, Nicki and Kitty — we can see you!

It’s no good, Nicki and Kitty — we can see you!

The very handsome Memphis

The very handsome Memphis

Ali arrives with his owner in hot and steamy Brussels

Ali arrives with his owner in hot and steamy Brussels

Ali cuddling up to his soft toy dog. Looking at him now, it's hard to believe he was found on the streets as an abandoned kitten.

Ali cuddling up to his soft toy dog. Looking at him now, it’s hard to believe he was found on the streets as an abandoned kitten.