As we set off for Greece, with a slight sense of trepidation given what happened last time we were there, we’re taking solace from lots of chats with our passengers about what might happen when we get to Athens.

We left the UK last night and have already delivered Daisy and Millie, a lovely and energetic pair of girls, to Fiona and Joe in Switzerland.

Bichon Coco, who started her journey in Glasgow, Scotland, has packed her cozzie and sunglasses ready to spend several months in Hyères in the south of France with Margaret.

English Bull Terrier Penelope is completely deaf but you’d hardly know it — she’s so alert and responsive. She’s travelling with us to join Sophie, who’s off to live in Greece for a while. It hasn’t taken Penelope long to adjust to life on the road. While out on a walk she plays and has a little run on the end of her lead. She’s also enjoying special treats from a lunchbox carefully packed for her by Sophie.

On the cat front we have Elsa and Gypsy, who are off to join Barry in Corfu. They’re a very laid-back pair without a care in the world — although they’re quick to remind us when it’s supper time!

The rather lovely Penelope

The rather lovely Penelope

In case we can't remember her name, Penelope has it on her collar in diamante!

In case we can’t remember her name, Penelope has it on her collar in diamante!

Coco has a good sniff around when we go out for a walk

Coco has a good sniff around when we go out for a walk

Daisy and Millie are delighted to be reunited with Joe in Switzerland

Daisy and Millie are delighted to be reunited with Joe in Switzerland

Elsa is a very lovely ginger female. She's travelling with…

Elsa is a very lovely ginger female. She’s travelling with…

…beautiful black cat Gypsy to Corfu

…beautiful black cat Gypsy to Corfu