Animalcouriers disembarked from the overnight Patras ferry early yesterday morning, then headed towards Assisi in Italy’s Tuscany region, where they spent last night.

Carolina is settling well into the routine of the journey

Carolina is settling well into the routine of the journey

A closer look at the marvellous bow on Carolina's collar. These are made specially for each Filozoikos dog by one of the shelter's talented and caring volunteers.

A closer look at the marvellous bow on Carolina’s collar. These are made specially for each Filozoikos dog by one of the shelter’s talented and caring volunteers.

The wound on Rosa's leg is healing nicely and she's being very cooperative about taking her pills — nothing to do with the cheese we wrap them in of course!

The wound on Rosa’s leg is healing nicely and she’s being very cooperative about taking her pills — nothing to do with the cheese we wrap them in of course!

Like Carolina, Rosa has adjusted well to travelling and both are always happy to get back in the Animalcouriers van after their walk

Like Carolina, Rosa has adjusted well to travelling and both are always happy to get back in the Animalcouriers van after their walk

Hera and Zeus, their coats shining in the sun

Hera and Zeus, their coats shining in the sun

These two were also very cooperative about pills — they had their internal parasite treatment before we left Greece, and sat still while the nice vet pop them straight down their throats

These two were also very cooperative about pills — they had their internal parasite treatment before we left Greece, and sat still while the nice vet pop them straight down their throats

We overnighted under the watchful gaze of St Francis of Assisi — we've told the dogs and cats how lucky they are! This fine depiction is in Basilica of San Francisco and if we stretch our arms out a very long way, we can almost touch it.

We overnighted under the watchful gaze of St Francis of Assisi — we’ve told the dogs and cats how lucky they are! This fine depiction is in Basilica of San Francisco and if we stretch our arms out a very long way, we can almost touch it.

Pudding! An amazing and beautiful tiramisu whipped up by the lady of the house. What a treat!

Pudding! An amazing and beautiful tiramisu whipped up by the lady of the house. What a treat!

This morning we woke to a cooler, damper day, which is quite a relief after all the hot weather so far.

This morning we woke to a cooler, damper day, which is quite a relief after all the hot weather so far.