Handsome ginger tabby Milo is on the final leg of his journey from Malta, where he was rescued from dockside life by Trevor. He’ll shortly be arriving at his wonderful new home with Trevor and Ann in Donegal.

Staffie Randolph is also on board — he’s swapping Islington for Cork. This friendly, affectionate chap homeboarded with us before the journey started. He’s not keen on being confined in any way — he would suddenly appear in an open doorway, looking for someone to play with!

Standard Poodle Louis makes up the passenger list to Ireland. This very good-looking fellow flew from Marbella in Spain to London Gatwick. He homeboarded with us briefly and is now heading to Cork to rejoin Lorna.

Meanwhile, courier S delivered Suzanne’s gorgeous cats Fifi and Bella to Chevington Moor cattery in Morpeth, Northampton. They’ll board here for a couple of days until Suzanne catches up with them, having left France a few days after they did. The two cats quickly set about exploring their new bedrooms, before settling down to a freshly prepared tasty lunch.

And finally, ferret John Dorian, who travelled with us from Portugal, was reunited with his owner Marta in Leicester. He was the perfect passenger, enjoyed all his meals and slept very snugly in his hammock bed. Marta told us he’s always wonderfully calm — when he was having injections at the vet, he even gave the vet a kiss! She also explained that in Portugal, it’s very rare to have a pet ferret, so when she walked him on his lead, people always stopped to ask questions.

Milo ready for the off

Milo ready for the off

Trevor's handsome Maltese Milo

Trevor’s handsome Maltese Milo

Randolph looking quite serious

Randolph looking quite serious

Randolph favouring us with a shy grin

Randolph favouring us with a shy grin

Louis with courier Matthew

Louis with courier Matthew

A closer look at lovely Louis

A closer look at lovely Louis

Fifi looking very 'designer' in her white play area

Fifi looking very ‘designer’ in her white play area

Bella fancies a chat with the neighbours

Bella fancies a chat with the neighbours

The camera loves Fifi!

The camera loves Fifi!

Marta delighted to be reunited with John Dorian

Marta delighted to be reunited with John Dorian