There was barely a dry eye in the house when Arfa was reunited with Matt. “He needs a bit of exercise,” said Matt. “Getting a bit thick around the middle. I’ll send you a photo in a week, you’ll notice the difference.”

We’ll look forward to Matt’s updates, and to seeing Arfa again next year when he goes back to Spain for his holidays.

Meanwhile the Robinsons’ three cats and rabbit are staying with their ‘grandparents’ Gina and Peter, while their own family complete the move to the UK.

Final word in from Matt last night, telling us: “Arfa has had two chicken breast fillets and is now on his bed with a dental stick. I think he’ll sleep well tonight. Thank you so much.”

As Matt sits down, Arfa leaps into his arms

As Matt sits down, Arfa leaps into his arms

Crazy cuddles for a well loved dog

Crazy cuddles for a well loved dog

Gina and Peter open the three cat boxes in the living room

Gina and Peter open the three cat boxes in the living room and Tigger starts exploring

Kitty and Ginger explore their new territory

Kitty and Ginger explore their new territory

Resident Lucy opens one eye at the newcomers…

Resident Lucy opens one eye at the newcomers…

…leaving her companion Jakey to watch over their antics

…leaving her companion Jakey to watch over their antics

Ginger has a good look around the kitchen

Ginger has a good look around the kitchen

Tigger tries out one of the new 'thrones'

Tigger tries out one of the new ‘thrones’

Gina gives Kitty a big hug

Gina gives Kitty a big hug

Peter had just finished putting together the brand-new rabbit house…

Peter had just finished putting together the brand-new rabbit house…

…where Bunny will be living in splendour

…where Bunny will be living in splendour