On their way back south from Scotland and their adventures with Nessie, couriers J and M collected delightful eight-week-old Whippet pup Socks in Berwick-upon-Tweed, and delivered him to his very excited owner Daisy in London.

Meanwhile courier S transported gorgeous feline quartet Sir Slinky, Rusty, Delilah and Bella from Berkshire to the new family home in Cornwall. She reports there was quite a lot of kitty snoring en route — doubtless all four were dreaming of clotted cream teas!

Socks gets a goodbye hug in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Socks gets a goodbye hug in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sir Slinky dives straight into his supper bowl!

Sir Slinky dives straight into his supper bowl!

Bella has a good look around

Bella has a good look around

Fluffy Delilah is happy to show us her best side

Fluffy Delilah is happy to show us her best side

Rusty gives a winsome look

Rusty gives a winsome look