Near Pisa we met up with Bunch the Pug and his uncle, owner Lorenzo’s brother. Lorenzo and his family left for the UK a little while ago, and are very excited about seeing Bunch again.

Also travelling with Animalcouriers is young puppy Harry, who’s been staying with family friends in France, waiting for his passport to become valid. Despite his diminutive size, he’s very brave and ready to bark at anything, even if it’s 20 times his size!

A goodbye hug for Bunch from his uncle

A goodbye hug for Bunch from his uncle

A closer look at that cute Puggy face

A closer look at that cute Puggy face

Fearless young Harry who is heading to London

Fearless young Harry who is heading to London

Zarly very excited about her walks

Zarly very excited about her walks

Perfect togetherness β€” Boxoh and Bilia

Perfect togetherness β€” Boxoh and Bilia

If this lion looks slightly surprised, it's because Hector barked at him!

If this lion looks slightly surprised, it’s because Hector barked at him!

Here's Hector himself, still being very stoical. Only two things have annoyed him. One was the lion, the other a pair of cyclists. When they heard him barking, they turned to look, then took off at a considerably increased pace!

Here’s Hector himself, still being very stoical. Only two things have annoyed him. One was the lion, the other a pair of cyclists. When they heard him barking, they turned to look, then took off at a considerably increased pace!