After collecting passengers in Portugal and Spain, Animalcouriers crossed the border into France and spent the night just outside Narbonne. We had a lovely sunny morning for our walks, then hit the road heading northwards via Castelnaudary to Limoges, picking up more pets en route for the UK.

Yellow Lab Wally with his grandpapa Juan at Burgos. Wally originally travelled to Spain with us in June.

Yellow Lab Wally with his grandpapa Juan at Burgos. Wally originally travelled to Spain with us in June.

Wally is a very handsome young chap

Wally is a very handsome young chap

Tabby Faisca is settling into the trip and becoming quite chatty

Tabby Faisca is settling into the trip and becoming quite chatty

Our colleague Alex from Traveldog brought us Jura and Thrall, a delightful pair of pups who are heading for Edinburgh in Scotland where Yolanda is waiting for them

Our colleague Alex from Traveldog brought us Jura and Thrall, a delightful pair of pups who are heading for Edinburgh in Scotland where Yolanda is waiting for them

Alex joined us for a coffee and helped us walk the dogs. Here he is with Smokey and Bingo.

Alex joined us for a coffee and helped us walk the dogs. Here he is with Smokey and Bingo.

Molly and Pipoca enjoyed the morning sunshine

Molly and Pipoca enjoyed the morning sunshine

Crunch and Star were very interested in all the French smells and sounds

Crunch and Star were very interested in all the French smells and sounds

Here is Bolt, who has made friends with Zora. They give each other little kissy licks on the face.

Here is Bolt, who has made friends with Zora. They give each other little kissy licks on the face.

Bolt's new friend Zora. It's very nice for us when two dogs strike up a friendship and can share a walk, and even play a bit together as they get to know each other

Bolt’s new friend Zora. It’s very nice for us when two dogs strike up a friendship and can share a walk, and even play a bit together as they get to know each other

Beautiful Cocker Spaniel Saphira is a very loving girl. When we're walking, she stops every 10 paces or so, waiting for a little cuddle, pat or ear fondle.

Beautiful Cocker Spaniel Saphira is a very loving girl. When we’re walking, she stops every 10 paces or so, waiting for a little cuddle, pat or ear fondle.

Cute and friendly Banksy is in non-stop play mode

Cute and friendly Banksy is in non-stop play mode

The shaggy vineyard where we used to walk dogs in Narbonne has been replaced by a very organised arrangement of new young plants

The shaggy vineyard where we used to walk dogs in Narbonne has been replaced by a very organised arrangement of new young plants

We noticed on Jura and Thrall's passports that their internal parasite treatments had timed out…

We noticed on Jura and Thrall’s passports that their internal parasite treatments had timed out…

…We were lucky enough to find a vet near Castelnaudary who could squeeze us in to his schedule and get them up to date

…We were lucky enough to find a vet near Castelnaudary who could squeeze us in to his schedule and get them up to date

Basking Beagles on their evening walk in the LImousin region

Basking Beagles on their evening walk in the LImousin region

Benji takes a break on a bench

Benji takes a break on a bench

Close-up on Smokey

Close-up on Smokey

Bingo enters the longest tongue competition

Bingo enters the longest tongue competition

Think Wally stands a better chance!

Think Wally stands a better chance!

This tower is part of the converted ancient building that was our hotel for the night in Limoges

This tower is part of the converted ancient building that was our hotel for the night in Limoges

The Chihuahuas stopped for a chat with one of the 'locals'

The Chihuahuas stopped for a chat with one of the ‘locals’

Zora was also keen to say hi

Zora was also keen to say hi

Bolt was a little less respectful in his greeting

Bolt was a little less respectful in his greeting

Sentry on duty while we came and went on our dog walks

Sentry on duty while we came and went on our dog walks