Courier Gwen made a trip transporting a cat to Italy and bringing two dogs to Scotland. Lovely Bella travelled from Sheffield to Tuscany; while gorgeous Broty and Max made the journey from Viterbo to Dundee.

Bella, a cat from England to Italy

Courier Ricardo collected beautiful kitty Bella from her owner Diana in Sheffield. Having organised Bella’s animal health certificate (AHC), he handed her over to courier Gwen for her journey to the Tuscany region of Italy.

Such a shiny jet-black cat

Such a shiny jet-black cat

Bella had a lovely roomy bedroom in our van…

Bella had a lovely roomy bedroom in our van…

…with scenic views of the French Alps

…with scenic views of the French Alps

Spotted in Passey: a classic VW

Spotted in Passey: a classic VW

Once Bella was safely ensconced at her Italian home, Diana wrote to say: "Hi Gwen, thank you for delivering our precious Bella to her new home. She's starting to settle already."

Once Bella was safely ensconced at her Italian home, Diana wrote to say: “Hi Gwen, thank you for delivering our precious Bella to her new home. She’s starting to settle already.”

Courier Gwen spent the night at this picturesque hotel in Lucca

Courier Gwen spent the night at this picturesque hotel in Lucca

She enjoyed a proper cappuccino at breakfast

She enjoyed a proper cappuccino at breakfast

Broty and Max, 2 dogs from Italy to Scotland

Courier Gwen headed south to Viterbo to meet up with littermates Broty and Max, who belong to Francesco and Nikki. Daughter Biba was on hand to give them a proper send-off.

Biba seeing Broty and Max away

Biba seeing Broty and Max away

On the way north towards France we spent the night at this lovely hotel in Turin

On the way north towards France we spent the night at this lovely hotel in Turin

Walking in the fresh Italian air

Walking in the fresh Italian air

Intriguing pottery heads

Intriguing pottery heads

And colourful plates

And colourful plates

A rest stop at the Fréjus Tunnel connecting Italy and France

A rest stop at the Fréjus Tunnel connecting Italy and France

Stretching our legs in the French Alps

Stretching our legs in the French Alps

A view of the always stunning Mont Blanc

A view of the always stunning Mont Blanc

The French know how to display wine

The French know how to display wine

We passed through Bresse, famous for its poultry. Created in 1999 and 20m high, this eye-catching steel sculpture is the world's biggest chicken.

We passed through Bresse, famous for its poultry. Created in 1999 and 20m high, this eye-catching steel sculpture is the world’s biggest chicken.

Having crossed the Channel, courier Gwen and the dogs headed north towards Scotland. Lovely Spring daffodils spotted in Grantham.

Having crossed the Channel, courier Gwen and the dogs headed north towards Scotland. Lovely Spring daffodils spotted in Grantham.

Idyllic views in Lockerbie

Idyllic views in Lockerbie

Wild and hairy haggis for sale

Wild and hairy haggis for sale

A very happy reunion for Broty and Max in Dundee

A very happy reunion for Broty and Max in Dundee