Animalcouriers stayed near Poitiers last night, and set off this morning to collect Sandra’s cats Coco and Pepe, who’ve been boarding at the Grande Chauffetiere cattery in Leigné les Bois.

Sandra and her cats are relocating from France to the UK to be nearer Sandra’s daughter Kim.

With Sandra’s handsome felines safely on board, we headed for Calais, ready to cross the Channel to the UK.

Coco and Pepe at the cattery

Coco and Pepe at the cattery

Pepe comes in for a close-up when we arrive

Pepe comes in for a close-up when we arrive

A very relaxed Tommy

A very relaxed Tommy

Slinky black Rikki

Slinky black Rikki

Very alert George

Very alert George

Arfa looking autumnal

Arfa looking autumnal