While couriers M and Paul travel round southern Europe, courier Richard heads north towards Scandinavia with cats and dogs on board.

Odin

We collected Pointer Odin from Royvon Dog Training and Hotels in Surrey. He travelled with us to rejoin Kristine and Andreas in Vejle in Denmark.

Odin is a lovely bouncy fellow. But when asked to sit, he obediently did so!

Odin is a lovely bouncy fellow. But when asked to sit, he obediently did so!

Masses of roadworks in Germany meant a detour onto the scenic route to the Farge-Berne ferry. Courier Richard was very taken with this classic Morgan that was also queueing for the ferry.

Masses of roadworks in Germany meant a detour onto the scenic route to the Farge-Berne ferry. Courier Richard was very taken with this classic Morgan that was also queueing for the ferry.

A happy reunion for Odin and Andreas

A happy reunion for Odin and Andreas

Vejle is a delightful part of the world

Vejle is a delightful part of the world

Coco

We met up with Aina at Reigate Hill Natural Trust, to collect her dear little Pug Coco for the journey to Stockholm in Sweden.

It was a rather damp and dismal day…

It was a rather damp and dismal day…

…but that didn't stop Coco from having a good scamper about

…but that didn’t stop Coco from having a good scamper about

Leaving Helsingborg in Denmark, en route to Sweden

Leaving Helsingborg in Denmark, en route to Sweden

Coco enjoying a rest in the shade after a walk. It was surprisingly sunny in Sweden

Coco enjoying a rest in the shade after a walk. It was surprisingly sunny in Sweden

The Swedish antidote to urban living — complete tranquillity

The Swedish antidote to urban living — complete tranquillity

Duff, Merlin Junior, Spike, Slash and Skip

We collected this family of five felines from the delightfully named Magpie Cottage in Essex. They’re on their way to rejoin Helen in Bodafors, Sweden.

They are, shall we say, a spirited bunch, with one or two would-be Houdinis among them.

Besotted owner Helen provided a handy briefing sheet

Besotted owner Helen provided a handy briefing sheet

Skip and Merlin Junior, chilling…

Skip and Merlin Junior, chilling…

…while Spike attempts to arrange an escape party

…while Spike attempts to arrange an escape party

Looking as though butter wouldn't melt — but the moment after this photo was taken, all three burrowed under the blanket. In doing so, they tipped out the entire contents of the (thankfully unused) litter tray!

Looking as though butter wouldn’t melt — but the moment after this photo was taken, all three burrowed under the blanket. In doing so, they tipped out the entire contents of the (thankfully unused) litter tray!

Fluffy

Black-and-white puss Fluffy joined us in Surrey for the journey to Rimbo in Sweden and a reunion with Halat.

Ako brings Fluffy to join the trip

Ako brings Fluffy to join the trip

A closer look at gorgeous tuxedo cat Fluffy

A closer look at gorgeous tuxedo cat Fluffy

Halat was so excited about Fluffy's arrival, she couldn't wait another night — so came to collect Fluffy from courier Richard at his hotel! 

Halat was so excited about Fluffy’s arrival, she couldn’t wait another night — so came to collect Fluffy from courier Richard at his hotel!