After delivering Coddy to Marta’s mum at her cafe, Bueno Momentos, in Lisbon, we spent the night at the Holiday Inn Express at Lisbon airport.

Today we set off for Faro, and from there it will be on to Gibraltar. But before leaving Lisbon, we went to collect Gaby from Demetrio and Ligia. Her owner Ronivon is already in England, and her two friends have been looking after Gaby for her. “Gaby is not wishing to travel today,” said Demetrio, who reported that Gaby was proving difficult to catch and perhaps we could help!

Our next port of call was in Setubal, to collect Rosinha and Panda who are travelling to Berwick-on-Tweed to rejoin their owner, Angela, who has relocated there from Portugal. Angela’s mum, Isabel, has been taking care of these two cats since Angela headed off.

Then it was on to Guia in the Algarve, to the Animal Inn, which will be Looklikely and Cornflake’s temporary home while they wait for their owners to join them. It wasn’t long before both cats were out of their baskets and exploring their new surroundings. We love an excuse to visit the Animal Inn, where we always get a great welcome from Diana and Bungie and, of course, the dogs. As well as offering boarding for dogs, they have a little cattery that’s well away from the dogs’ area. They also take in cats for a local rescue organisation and are currently trying to rehome a cat that was abandoned by its owner when she went back to England.

Coddy safely in the arms of Marta's mum — such excitement at the arrival of one small dog!

Coddy safely in the arms of Marta’s mum — such excitement at the arrival of one small dog!

Kika getting used to the routine and enjoying a walk in the morning sun

Kika getting used to the routine and enjoying a walk in the morning sun

Gaby with Demetrio and Ligia

Gaby with Demetrio and Ligia

 

Siamese Panda's eyes peering out of the top of the carry box as we take her to our van

Siamese Panda’s eyes peering out of the top of the carry box as we take her to our van

 

Here's Panda having a look around

Here’s Panda having a look around

 

Pretty little Rosinha gets settled in

Pretty little Rosinha gets settled in

Isabel told us all about Panda and Rosinha and their likes and dislikes

Isabel told us all about Panda and Rosinha and their likes and dislikes

Cornflake looking forward to reaching Guia

Cornflake looking forward to reaching Guia

If you listen closely you'll hear Looklikely purring!

If you listen closely you’ll hear Looklikely purring!

We're trialling tunnel beds for the cats in their compartments. Here's Miauf not quite getting the hang of it yet — you have to get right inside it, Miauf!

We’re trialling tunnel beds for the cats in their compartments. Here’s Miauf not quite getting the hang of it yet — you have to get right inside it, Miauf!

'Where's my tunnel?' says Scooby. You don't need one — you spend all your time at the door of your compartment heckling us!

‘Where’s my tunnel?’ says Scooby. You don’t need one — you spend all your time at the door of your compartment heckling us!

Diana greeting Looklikely…

Diana greeting Looklikely…

…and Cornflake, with hugs all round

…and Cornflake, with hugs all round

Little Yorkie Lilian, currently boarding at the Animal Inn, on Bungie's lap

Little Yorkie Lilian, currently boarding at the Animal Inn, on Bungie’s lap

The resident dogs at the Animal Inn — Tinto and Benjie. Looks like a hard life!

The resident dogs at the Animal Inn — Tinto and Benjie. Looks like a hard life!