Niga and Viking’s owners have already left the UK for the Netherlands. Ideally, these two pets would have been on the same flight, but BA doesn’t carry pets at the weekend. So they’ll be jetting off early next week.

In the meantime, Niga is homeboarding with Animalcouriers while Viking spends a few days at a cattery.

Black dogs like Niga are always hard to photograph!

Black dogs like Niga are always hard to photograph!

Niga watches a storm from the safety of indoors

Niga watches a storm from the safety of indoors

Viking joined Niga at the vets for a pre-flight check-up. A very laid-back puss, reports courier J who had the pleasure of accompanying them

Viking joined Niga at the vets for a pre-flight check-up. A very laid-back puss, reports courier J who had the pleasure of accompanying them