Handsome Chocolate Labradors Toffee and Fudge are travelling from the UK to Portugal with Animalcouriers. These ‘frequent flyers’ are on their way to spend the summer in Faro.

We stopped off at Ciudad Rodrigo in the Salamanca region of Spain for a walk in the sun, and enjoyed admiring the many and varied wild flowers growing in the area.

Fudge

Fudge

Toffee

Toffee

The former citadel town of Ciudad Rodrigo

The former citadel town of Ciudad Rodrigo

The original star-shaped fortifications are still intact

The original star-shaped fortifications are still intact

Beautiful wild flowers around Ciudad Rodrigo

Beautiful wild flowers around Ciudad Rodrigo

Even prettier in the sunlight

Even prettier in the sunlight

This would make a fiendish jigsaw!

This would make a fiendish jigsaw!

Commercial poppy growing — for their seeds, one has to assume…

Commercial poppy growing — for their seeds, one has to assume…

It may look like Toffee and Fudge are playing in the snow, but it's actually a drift of poppy seeds with their parachutes

It may look like Toffee and Fudge are playing in the snow, but it’s actually a drift of poppy seeds with their parachutes