I know I keep writing about my trip to France but there are so many elements of it that I just can’t let go of or want to forget, so I jot them down as they come to mind in order to reflect and because telling friends and family about your travels can sometimes get boring, it’s best to write them down instead for those who care enough to read and enjoy.
I think the hardest part of going on vacation is leaving your pet behind, in my case it is a dog. First the guilt trip, then the tears and then when you are on vacation, you can’t help wonder how your pet is doing, day in and day out.
With that said, I have to say that while in Paris we did not see too many dogs outdoors because of the downpour I suppose but when we got to the French Riviera, there was a dog on a leash on every corner in every town. The worst of it was that they were mostly yorkies, (my dog is a yorkie) making it more difficult to avoid having guilt trips while travelling. Sure I wrote emails to my doggie caretaker and asked every day how he was doing and she would send pictures, but the fact he wasn’t physically with me made me sad and being reminded of him every time I was outside was even worse.
After a few days of just admiring all the yorkies “painting the town” I began to greet all doggies that crossed my path while walking the streets of the French Riviera and took some photos just to hold me over until I was able to return home to my wonderful dog. Of course when I returned home, I didn’t let him know I took photos of other dogs because I didn’t want him to think I was cheating. :). Those of you animal lovers know exactly what I am talking about.