Yellow Labrador Deejay is home boarding with couriers J and R while he waits to travel to Portugal to rejoin Luis in Lisbon. Deejay and house dog Billy have struck up quite a friendship, as you can see below.

Meanwhile, handsome tabby cat Clicquot is waiting for us in France. Sara adores him and nothing is too much trouble to ensure his comfort. We’ll be collecting him from Le Jardin des Chats cattery near the southern city of Montpellier, and transporting him to the UK, where his ultimate destination is Scotland. We’re very excited about meeting him, and hope he enjoys his journey with us.

"Cliquot's a bit gorgeous," says Sara, and we have to agree

“Cliquot’s a bit gorgeous,” says Sara, and we have to agree

A lovely spot for a long nap

A lovely spot for a long nap

How relaxed is that!

How relaxed is that!

House dog Billy likes to make sure guests like Deejay feel welcome and reassured!

House dog Billy likes to make sure guests like Deejay feel welcome and reassured!