We collected Bubbles, who belongs to Lis and Luigi. Bubbles is travelling with Animalcouriers to London as Lis and Luigi are moving there with Luigi’s job. They’re looking forward to a break from Italian bureaucracy, but don’t expect to stay away forever as there are too many other lovely aspects to Italy.

We also collected Gianlugi’s dog Cometa at Siena station, en route for France. Cometa has been staying with Gianluca’s brother and sister-in-law until we could collect her.

Also on board are Winston, Roxy and Lola, who travelled with Animalcouriers to the Greek island of Zakynthos earlier in the year. Now they’re on their way back to the Wrexham area of Wales.

Who wants a cuddle with a bundle of wriggling pups?

Who wants a cuddle with a bundle of wriggling pups?

This little girl is called Pearl

This little girl is called Pearl

This one is Tornado

This one is Tornado

And this one is called Shiny

And this one is called Shiny

Hera and Zeus are a playful pair

Hera and Zeus are a playful pair

Zeus has finally lost his collar to Hera's playful tugging

Zeus has finally lost his collar to Hera’s playful tugging

Winston's marvellously mournful look

Winston’s marvellously mournful look

Roxy is a gorgeous girl

Roxy is a gorgeous girl

Lola rules the roost

Lola rules the roost

We were watched over by horses while walking our charges

We were watched over by horses while walking our charges

Rosa was very intrigued by the horses

Rosa was very intrigued by the horses

And these two horses were particularly interested in what we were doing

And these two horses were particularly interested in what we were doing

We were treated to a display of trotting

We were treated to a display of trotting

Just watching it all leaves Winston worn out

Just watching it all leaves Winston worn out

But he manages to perk up and pose for a photo

But he manages to perk up and pose for a photo

Inspecting some rather spooky-looking trees — when the branches fall off, thick sticky sap oozes out

Inspecting some rather spooky-looking trees — when the branches fall off, thick sticky sap oozes out

A closer look at the spooky tree

A closer look at the spooky tree

Ajax takes up residence in his litter tray

Ajax takes up residence in his litter tray

Achilleus gives us a rather grumpy look

Achilleus gives us a rather grumpy look

Little Lia is always ready to play

Little Lia is always ready to play

Lis with Bubbles

Lis with Bubbles

Last walk before Bubbles gets on board

Last walk before Bubbles gets on board

Cometa with Ginaluca's brother and sister-in-law

Cometa with Ginaluca’s brother and sister-in-law

Bored now! says Winston

Bored now! says Winston