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 of Combas. Louisa is moving temporarily to England for work — and of course Theo, Matilda, Freddie Mercury and Sophie are going too.
Then east of Lyon we called in on Laure to collect a pair of beautiful Old English Bulldog pups, Loutou and Iti. It’s so nice that this brother and sister can keep each other company on their trip to the UK.