After a fairly long day yesterday, which included dropping off dogs Chipie and Cookies, and cats Emie and Eluka, we reached the southern French town of Narbonne last night.

This morning we walked Guiseppe and Arfa through the vineyard and along the canal towpath. Then it was off to deliver three cats before crossing the border into Spain. We reunited Thomas and Henry with Julie, and delivered Pod to Jennifer who is taking care of him until his new home is ready.

Guiseppe enjoyed his morning walk β€” nose up, drinking in the lovely smells of the meadow grass and flowers

Guiseppe enjoyed his morning walk β€” nose up, drinking in the lovely smells of the meadow grass and flowers

Guiseppe was puzzled by how many plane trees were missing from the canal banks. We explained that they've been felled because of a canker, and will be replaced by other varieties that are resistent to it, including silver limes and American planes. (You can find out more here: http://www.replantonslecanaldumidi.fr/en)

Guiseppe was puzzled by how many plane trees were missing from the canal banks. We explained that they’ve been felled because of a canker, and will be replaced by other varieties that are resistent to it, including silver limes and American planes. (You can find out more here: http://www.replantonslecanaldumidi.fr/en))

Arfa was equally puzzled by what he took to be missing vines! Don't worry Arfa, those long lines of little green sticks you can see are new baby vines, planted just a few days ago to replace the tired old ones!

Arfa was equally puzzled by what he took to be missing vines! Don’t worry Arfa, those long lines of little green sticks you can see are new baby vines, planted just a few days ago to replace the tired old ones!

We drove to Chenil la Bedouce, a kennels and cattery in the Aude region of France, to deliver Thomas (here) and Henry (below) to Julie

We drove to Chenil la Bedouce, a kennels and cattery in the Aude region of France, to deliver Thomas (here) and Henry (below) to Julie

Thomas (above) and Henry (here) were adopted by Julie while she was living in the Plymouth area of England, and have come to join her now that she is managing La Bedouce

Thomas (above) and Henry (here) were adopted by Julie while she was living in the Plymouth area of England, and have come to join her now that she is managing La Bedouce

The meadows around La Bedouce were full of wildflowers. Can you help identify them?

The meadows around La Bedouce were full of wildflowers. Can you help identify them?

This looks like some kind of orchid

This looks like some kind of orchid

We have no idea what this one is!

We have no idea what this one is!

Handsome Pod was pleased to reach Jennifer at the Chatil de Lomagne [http://www.haumont.com/] cattery in the Garonne region of France

Handsome Pod was pleased to reach Jennifer at the Chatil de Lomagne cattery in the Garonne region of France

Shadow not looking too pleased at being woken up for the camera!

Shadow not looking too pleased at being woken up for the camera!