After crossing from Greece we stopped off for more collections in Italy, before making our way to Calais. When we reached the UK, it was time for happy reunions.

We enjoyed the autumn colours that were just starting to show, and felt that Baloo, from Greece, with his golden coat, made the scene complete

We enjoyed the autumn colours that were just starting to show, and felt that Baloo, from Greece, with his golden coat, made the scene complete

Titi, who also joined us in Greece, content to sit and watch the world go by

Titi, who also joined us in Greece, content to sit and watch the world go by

Scrabble

We collected Springer/Labrador cross Scrabble from the NATO base at Lago Patria. Owner Kevin, who manages staffing at the base, carefully organised things so that he could be on hand to see Scrabble away.

Scrabble is travelling with us as Kevin is about to go on operations where he can’t have Scrabble with him. So Scrabble is off to spend some quality time with Kevin’s parents in Great Yarmouth.

Gorgeous, affectionate Scrabble

Gorgeous, affectionate Scrabble

Luna

Lovely Mastiff pup Luna hails from the Chianti area. She’s at the age where she lollops around adorably and chews anything she can find! She’s on her way to Lara in London.

Sweetie Luna

Sweetie Luna

She's a very friendly girl

She’s a very friendly girl

We stopped for a few minutes at a 'punto panoramico'…

We stopped for a few minutes at a ‘punto panoramico’…

…to look out over the stunning countryside slightly north of Siena

…to look out over the stunning countryside slightly north of Siena

Cleo

At Padua airport we were pleased to catch up with delightful tabby cat Cleo. She travelled with us three years ago to Croatia when owners Deborah and Sean relocated. Now the family is heading back to Haywards Heath.

Cleo β€” a very relaxed passenger

Cleo β€” a very relaxed passenger

Well, we could always cycle to the UK if the van breaks down!

Well, we could always cycle to the UK if the van breaks down!

Claire’s kittens

While on holiday in Croatia Claire rescued three tiny tabby-and-white kittens she found abandoned with no sign of their mum. She contacted us for help and we were able to advise her on the steps to go through to bring them to the UK. The kittens joined our trip in Padua, travelling with Traces certificates as well as passports.

A trio of amazing little characters

A trio of amazing little characters

All very lively indeed

All very lively indeed

Climbing over each other and giving us high fives!

Climbing over each other and giving us high fives!

Passing Mont Blanc at midday β€” spooky colours

Passing Mont Blanc at midday β€” spooky colours

And here's the stunning sunset we enjoyed as we approached Calais

And here’s the stunning sunset we enjoyed as we approached Calais

UK reunions

Luna gets a hug from new owner Lara in London

Luna gets a hug from new owner Lara in London

Lily delivered in London, welcomed by Adam on behalf of her owners

Lily delivered in London, welcomed by Adam on behalf of her owners

Titi reunited with Hayley in Surrey

Titi reunited with Hayley in Surrey

Serious hugs for Bruno in Surrey

Serious hugs for Bruno in Surrey

Olivia jumped for joy as soon as she saw Ioannis

Olivia jumped for joy as soon as she saw Ioannis

Paris thrilled to be back with her owner

Paris thrilled to be back with her owner

Ioannis beams with joy as he collects Lisa

Ioannis beams with joy as he collects Lisa

Cuddles for Afro with Sharon and her husband

Cuddles for Afro with Sharon and her husband