Pretty tabby-and-white cat Phoebe and her owner Liz have been living in beautiful rural Flayat in the Limousin region of France. Now they’re relocating to the Yarra Valley, near Melbourne in Australia.

When Liz started organising Phoebe’s travel, she struggled to find a local vet who could steer her through the Australian import process. Things got off to a less-than-brilliant start when the vet forgot to put the date of Phoebe’s rabies vaccination on her RNATT (Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre Test) declaration that’s required by the Australian authorities as part of the import application.

Somewhat frustrated, Liz contacted Animalcouriers for advice. We offered to take Phoebe to the UK where we can look after her and prepare everything for her journey to Australia. It’s a weight off Liz’s shoulders, especially as she’s leaving France within the month.

We’re now on our way to Calais and are due to cross the Channel to England this evening.

Phoebe, blissfully unaware of all the kerfuffle surrounding her move down under

Phoebe, blissfully unaware of all the kerfuffle surrounding her move down under

A relieved-looking Liz

A relieved-looking Liz

Liz says goodbye to Phoebe. Australia's strict import regulations mean they won't see each other again until August.

Liz says goodbye to Phoebe. Australia’s strict import regulations mean they won’t see each other again until August.

As some of you worked out, this is indeed a photo of a child's booster seat in a fireplace, spotted at our hotel in Valencia. We were a bit worried at first when we saw it — is it where babies are supposed to eat? Is it where you place naughty children for a 'time out'? Although we were very taken with Gunta's caption suggestion of 'roasted baby', Boomdeeadda's "Houston, I think we have a problem!" tickled our funny bone the most.

As some of you worked out, this is indeed a photo of a child’s booster seat in a fireplace, spotted at our hotel in Valencia. We were a bit worried at first when we saw it — is it where babies are supposed to eat? Is it where you place naughty children for a ‘time out’? Although we were very taken with Gunta’s caption suggestion of ‘roasted baby’, Boomdeeadda’s “Houston, I think we have a problem!” tickled our funny bone the most.