Animalcouriers is transporting 12 beautiful Ragdoll cats from England to the south of France. They belong to Anne and Brian, who are great lovers of this breed of large, gentle, fluffy felines.

Anne in particular is quite an expert in cat care — to the extent that the local vet in Lancashire is going to miss her advice on cat health. Among those travelling with us, several are on medication and one even has its own rather impressive asthma inhaler!

We are big fans of Ragdolls ourselves — our friends in Narbonne where we’ll be staying tonight have two of their own.

The welcome committee, looking out for our arrival

The welcome committee, looking out for our arrival

Alice, Boots and Emily get cosy for the journey

Alice, Boots and Emily get cosy for the journey

Belle and Gus are great travel companions

Belle and Gus are great travel companions

Close-up on gorgeous Honey

Close-up on gorgeous Honey

Ambrose is a little camera shy

Ambrose is a little camera shy

Kora is a particularly fluffy specimen, even by Ragdoll standards

Kora is a particularly fluffy specimen, even by Ragdoll standards

Finlay wants to know what's going on around him

Finlay wants to know what’s going on around him

Suzy has lovely colours in her fur

Suzy has lovely colours in her fur