Animalcouriers is heading back from Scandinavia with pets on board who are bound for the UK.

Our first stop was to collect very dear Muffy, a very cuddly, placid and laid-back cat. He’s leaving his country home near Norrkoping in Sweden and heading to Essex, to rejoin his owner Winifred who’s returning to her childhood home.

Then we headed to Skvode to collect elegant long-haired cats Bjorn and MInx. These two are travelling with us to join their owner in East Sussex, who went on ahead to make sure everything was ready for their arrival. They’ve been beautifully looked after by friends and family in the meantime.

In Gothenburg we met up with French Bulldog Poa and Jack Russell Avi. This smashing pair of buddies looked extremely stylish in their new travel bandannas. They’re off to Manchester to rejoin their owners in their new English home.

Completing the canine contingent so far is Petit Cassons Omega, a young Coton de Tulear β€” a breed that’s not too well known in the UK. This little bundle of joy has an incredibly soft coat that doesn’t shed. He’s off to start a new life in Derbyshire where we’re sure he’ll capture everyone’s heart. Cotons are rumoured to have a pirate connection β€” the Coton originates from the island of Madagascar, where it’s the national dog. It’s thought that its ancestors may have brought to Madagascar in the 16th and 17th centuries aboard pirate ships!

Darling Muffy, who makes everyone smile

Darling Muffy, who makes everyone smile

Bjorn checking that his paperwork is all in order

Bjorn checking that his paperwork is all in order

Minx settles in to the trip like a pro

Minx settles in to the trip like a pro

Best mates Avi and Poa

Best mates Avi and Poa

Avi looking very handsome in an autumnal sort of a way

Avi looking very handsome in an autumnal sort of a way

Poa tries out for longest tongue

Poa tries out for longest tongue

 Floofy Omega

Floofy Omega

A closer look at that amazing coat

A closer look at that amazing coat

The Oresund Bridge (which links Sweden and Denmark) at night

The Oresund Bridge (which links Sweden and Denmark) at night