When we reached Dover, Donna was at the port waiting to be reunited with Heidi and Bob, who went completely crazy when they saw her.

Once back at our Surrey base, Jacky’s new owner arrived to collect her — a fantastic first meeting with both parties completely delighted.

Then it was Uma’s turn. This 15-year-old puss, whose journey started in Switzerland, was collected by her owner’s mum who’ll be taking care of Uma until she moves to Dublin with Jo.

Meanwhile, Whippet Mucha was back in his owner’s arms after just a couple of days apart.

Young Jacky tries out for the 'longest tongue' competition

Young Jacky tries out for the ‘longest tongue’ competition

Nina shows off her purr-fect looks

Nina shows off her purr-fect looks

Ubasti reckons having poorly leg means she deserves more treats

Ubasti reckons having poorly leg means she deserves more treats

Cooper looking his handsome best in the dappled sunlight on our last evening walk on French soil

Cooper looking his handsome best in the dappled sunlight on our last evening walk on French soil

He truly is a gentle giant!

He truly is a gentle giant!

Donna was thrilled to welcome Heidi and Bob at Dover. The yellow sleeve belongs to the port's animal health inspector who was there to witness the arrival of these two very happy dogs.

Donna was thrilled to welcome Heidi and Bob at Dover. The yellow sleeve belongs to the port’s animal health inspector who was there to witness the arrival of these two very happy dogs.

Jacky with her new owner

Jacky with her new owner

Uma being collected by Jo's mum

Uma being collected by Jo’s mum

Mucha getting a big hug

Mucha getting a big hug