After running the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall for 17 years, Graham King, his partner Kerriann Godwin, and their Chihuahua Yorkie cross Hugo are spending their retirement traveling around Europe in their beloved Hymer 508 motorhome, 'Dickie'.
Madame Dupont (the vet) responded very
kindly to my terrible French. Hugo responded very calmly to his booster
vaccine. M. Fluffy & I responded to the vet's bill in a rather shocked
manner as we had to go back to Dickie to get more cash to pay it. Despite the
'larger -than-expected' bill M. Dupont was very lovely and thought Hugo was
very handsome - a woman of impeccable taste. I neglected to inform her of his
penchant for wearing my underpants and eating my knitted penis in case she
called in social services.
We are in Palavas Les Flots, parked up by
the marina in a very pleasant Aire not far from town. We've met a few French
people on our walks with Hugo and I'm managing to improve my French in a
minuscule manner. It is amazing how much one can learn about people while
walking the dog. A glamorous fur-clad woman informed us that her husband had
left her for a man but would not divorce her for tax reasons. This was within
five minutes of introducing us to her Bichon Frise, Jerry. Her daughter is also
wanting to change jobs despite her fabulous wage as she's sick of travelling.
Ten minutes later we parted company and Hugo said goodbye to Jerry by
extracting his face from his bottom and giving him a friendly yap.
Mr Fluffy practicing his circus training on the beach
Tomorrow we continue on our slow trek along
the coast to Spain. We'll take it slowly due the sunny weather here. Now to
brush up on my Spanish.