If you’re an animal courier, yesterday in the north of France was the sort of day to avoid! We had wind, rain and sleet — the dogs were soaked through after their walk and had to be dried down. And of course, the traffic was slow and heavy, which meant our progress was a bit disappointing.

We stopped at Clermont-Ferrand for the night and were pleasantly surprised to find it was somewhat warmer there, with none of the covering of snow we usually expect to see at this time of year in the Auvergne.

Today we set off in good time, headed on south and crossed the border into Spain, where we’re spending the night in the Barcelona area.

Lovely Lola loves her walks

Lovely Lola loves her walks

 Millie and Suzie are very busy with their chews

Millie and Suzie are very busy with their chews

Bruno reckons he's the boss in his family — his sisters weren't much interested in posing for us today

Bruno reckons he’s the boss in his family — his sisters weren’t much interested in posing for us today

Cardosso knows how and when to sit

Cardosso knows how and when to sit

Lexi says she does know how to sit, but there are just too many interesting things to sniff

Lexi says she does know how to sit, but there are just too many interesting things to sniff

Leo manages to sit, but you can see he's just raring to get going again!

Leo manages to sit, but you can see he’s just raring to get going again!