Gorgeous Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Jack few into London’s Heathrow Airport from Sweden. After a day’s rest and recuperation, he was ready to be collected by Animalcouriers to continue his journey by road and sea to Guernsey.

We drove to Weymouth where we took a walk and admired a recently installed, rather amazing sculpture by Andy Kirkby, before catching the ferry to St Peter’s Port where we were met by Jack’s very excited family on the quay side.

Once Jack was safely delivered, it was off to collect cats Tom and Jerri and their canine companions Rosie and Charlie. This quartet have an exciting journey ahead as they’re relocating to the US. The two cats are brother and sister, now a year old. Rosie is a 12-years-young black Labrador who keeps younger chocolate Lab Charlie in order. We’re taking them to the UK mainland where they’ll homeboard with us briefly in Surrey before catching their flights later in the week.

Jack gets a goodbye cuddle from the kennel staff at Heathrow Airport

Jack gets a goodbye cuddle from the kennel staff at Heathrow Airport

Jack's amazing markings make him look a bit grumpy about the early morning start, but in fact he was good as gold!

Jack’s amazing markings make him look a bit grumpy about the early morning start, but in fact he was good as gold!

Jack enjoys a leg stretch as we wait at Weymouth for the afternoon ferry

Jack enjoys a leg stretch as we wait at Weymouth for the afternoon ferry

The sculpture features three ichthyosaurs — prehistoric marine reptiles — made from World War One torpedoes pulling a gold throne

The sculpture features three ichthyosaurs — prehistoric marine reptiles — made from World War One torpedoes pulling a gold throne

Jack's family were waiting excitedly for him on the quayside, and there were lots of hugs the minute they were reunited

Jack’s family were waiting excitedly for him on the quayside, and there were lots of hugs the minute they were reunited

Tom settles in for the trip

Tom settles in for the trip

Up close and personal with Jerri

Up close and personal with Jerri

It's only the few grey hairs on her muzzle that give Rosie's age away

It’s only the few grey hairs on her muzzle that give Rosie’s age away

Young Charlie is full of fun

Young Charlie is full of fun

We came across the Little Chapel, decorated with seashells, pebbles and broken china. Built exactly 100 years ago, it's just 5m square and is said to be the world's smallest consecrated church

We came across the Little Chapel, decorated with seashells, pebbles and broken china. Built exactly 100 years ago, it’s just 5m square and is said to be the world’s smallest consecrated church

Here you can see just how small it is against a person

Here you can see just how small it is against a person

Wonderful cat spotted in among the broken china that decorates the chapel

Wonderful cat spotted in among the broken china that decorates the chapel

The chapel's self-appointed custodian (yes, she's real!)

The chapel’s self-appointed custodian (yes, she’s real!)

One of Guernsey's iconic blue pillar boxes

One of Guernsey’s iconic blue pillar boxes