Anne and Brian have planned their new home in the Perpignan area of France with their 12 cats in mind. When we arrived to deliver the cats, there were toys, fresh food and water, and special bedrooms all ready.

Anne and Brian have been leading lights in Ragdoll cat circles, participating in cat shows most weekends. Now they’ll be taking a stall at village markets near their new home to sell goods inspired by their cats, such as scratching posts made by Brian.

Great excitement as the 'kittens' (as Anne calls them) spot her and Brian when we open the van door

Great excitement as the ‘kittens’ (as Anne calls them) spot her and Brian when we open the van door

Over here, mum!

Over here, mum!

First out is senior puss Ambrose

First out is senior puss Ambrose

Anne with Alice, whom she describes as an 'absolute terror'

Anne with Alice, whom she describes as an ‘absolute terror’

Finlay (L) and Cora (R) with Brian. It feels like a lot of cats coming into the house. Are you sure you didn't pick a few more up en route? asks Brian.

Finlay (L) and Cora (R) with Brian. It feels like a lot of cats coming into the house. Are you sure you didn’t pick a few more up en route? asks Brian.

Anne cuddling Ambrose

Anne cuddling Ambrose

Annie giving Susy a big hug

Annie giving Susy a big hug

Boots — man of the house in training

Boots — man of the house in training

Emily exploring

Emily exploring