Animalcouriers travelled north through France to Calais, where we collected Kitty who has been adopted by Paul. Or perhaps we should say, Paul has been adopted by Kitty.

It’s something of a love affair — they met while Paul, who is an AA breakdown officer, was working in Bordeaux. Kitty did everything in her power to make sure Paul took her home with him, and it worked! We helped Paul with the pet passport process and suggested a place for her to stay while she waited for her passport to become live.

Kitty in her basket, waiting to get on board

Kitty in her basket, waiting to get on board

Paul sent us this photo of her a few weeks ago — what a charmer!

Paul sent us this photo of her a few weeks ago — what a charmer!

Penelope shows us her winsome side…

Penelope shows us her winsome side…

…and then her playful one!

…and then her playful one!

Mandy, who is blind, and has been adopted by Elisabeth and Andros along with Greek Sheepdog Oscar

Mandy, who is blind, and has been adopted by Elisabeth and Andros along with Greek Sheepdog Oscar

Handsome little Forcy

Handsome little Forcy

Gorgeous First Loki

Gorgeous First Loki

Paul and Anne were waiting to scoop Kitty up the minute we arrived, so thrilled to have her with them at last

Paul and Anne were waiting to scoop Kitty up the minute we arrived, so thrilled to have her with them at last

Kitty all tucked up and ready for the drive to her new home in Devon

Kitty all tucked up and ready for the drive to her new home in Devon