When Rowena decided to relocate from London to Lincoln, she asked us to take care of moving her cats. We arranged to collect them just before the removers came by, and deliver them to their new home once Rowena got there.

Rowena has 16 cats, all of which are rescues that she couldn’t resist helping. She’s moving to a big house in Lincoln with a large garden, where the cats will be very happy indeed. We managed to catch 13 of the 15 she wanted us to take. One of the missing is feral: he played his own version of cat and mouse with courier M and couldn’t be caught. Another feral was finally bundled up in a blanket for his journey.

Everyone else was exceptionally well behaved — a very calm and friendly group, which is testament to how well Rowena cares for them all.

In a bit of a huff, perhaps?

In a bit of a huff, perhaps?

This sweet girl chatted away as we settled everyone in to their bedrooms

This sweet girl chatted away as we settled everyone in to their bedrooms

Keeping an ear out

Keeping an ear out

This lovely calico shared a bedroom with…

This lovely calico shared a bedroom with…

…her much shyer sibling!

…her much shyer sibling!

Another bonded and alert pair

Another bonded and alert pair

These two watched as courier M closed the back door of the van

These two watched as courier M closed the back door of the van

Friendly and flirtatious, in search of head rubs

Friendly and flirtatious, in search of head rubs

This handsome chap's name is Felix

This handsome chap’s name is Felix

Another equally handsome tuxedo cat

Another equally handsome tuxedo cat

The one that got away — this feral head butted his way through the barrier Rowena had put up at the cat flap

The one that got away — this feral head butted his way through the barrier Rowena had put up at the cat flap

Rowena checking her cats are all settled in

Rowena checking her cats are all settled in

Arrival in Lincoln the next day — Rowena was delighted to see her 'babies' and declared she hadn't slept a wink without them!

Arrival in Lincoln the next day — Rowena was delighted to see her ‘babies’ and declared she hadn’t slept a wink without them!

Wisely, Rowena initially allocated a room to the cats as their base, and said she would let them out into the house to explore, but not yet out of the house

Wisely, Rowena initially allocated a room to the cats as their base, and said she would let them out into the house to explore, but not yet out of the house

Healthy appetites

Healthy appetites

Ready for nosh

Ready for nosh

One-eyed beauty

One-eyed beauty

Time for a post-prandial wash

Time for a post-prandial wash