The Dog’s Dinner.
While travelling from England to Spain with our dog, Billy, we stopped in the French town of Blois, and went in search of much needed refreshments.
Happily, the French welcome dogs in restaurants, and the waiter didn’t bat an eyelid when I dredged up some Franglais and ordered ‘un petit burger’ for Billy.
On the bill, I noticed ‘steak hache de cheval’, which at eight euros cost more than my salad.
We left the restaurant muttering a silent prayer for the poor horse that had become our dog’s dinner.
At least he enjoyed every mouthful.
Charlotte spent seven years in Oman, during which she worked for a veterinary practice and adopted Billy the dog and various crazy Omani bin cats.
She returned to the UK in 2013 with her menagerie, and has since moved to Andalucía, Southern Spain.
Charlotte has a published memoir Paw Prints in Oman: Dogs, Mogs and Me, which is a New York Times bestseller.
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