Olive, Theo, Freddy, Sophie, Matilda, Iti and Loutou have joined our trip

Yesterday Animalcouriers collected Olive the Pug puppy just up the road from the Italian seaside resort of Rapallo. She's a very confident young pup, who could even be a contender for prime minister in the future! In the meantime, she's practising her skills on us. Later we crossed from Italy into France and spent the night at a quiet Ibis hotel near Bagnoles in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Lisa had her normal half-hour gentle stroll, taking everything in and nosing around in the undergrowth and the edges of the path. Today we collected Louisa's four rescue cats in the pretty Languedoc village [...]